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Geoff A.
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For general education in learning to play guitar, we focus on learning chords, strum patterns, simple progressions and then easy songs. Students are encouraged to bring song ideas in - I probably have them already - so we can begin moving in the direction they want, the reason they want to play guitar, and achieve success in playing their favorite songs. Beyond that, it is up to the student how far they wish to go.
About Geoff A.

I am a professional musician with a career spanning over 40 years (touring and studio work), and 30+ years teaching music, including college level classes. What do you want to learn? How far you go is up to you! *** Lesson Details *** BEGINNING students start with the fundamentals, what you must know in order to begin playing songs, all the right ingredients to create a solid foundation. You will be encouraged to study and to venture into the unknown, using what you're learning as a springboard to discover new things. INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED players will be assessed on knowledge and abilities; areas of struggle and what is desired to be learned. Within a couple weeks, you will reap the benefits with new ideas bubbling to the surface moving you closer to your goals, with emphasis that short term goals are important as well. Everyone learns at a different pace. But with patience and persistence, if you do the work, there will be results that can be measured, and you will achieve success! I offer distance learning via Take Lessons video or Skype for Guitar lessons and employ multiple camera angles so you see my strumming hand and my fretting hand at the same time. I also feature video lessons on various topics in the Live Studio as well. You have two ways to learn from me! *** Specialties *** Having played many styles over the years, I am able to play in most of the popular music styles. All music is based on the same fundamental things. It's how they are used that defines a given style.

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Guitar
Teaches 7 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
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I took lessons about 40 years ago from other teachers, not sure what I was expecting. However Geoff far exceeded whatever they were. Very knowledgeable, an excellent teacher.

Posted Mar 28, 2018
Student's home

My son had a great first lesson with Geoff. He was kind and patient but also very knowledgeable.

Posted Feb 9, 2018
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"It was kind of hard but fun!" My 9 year old left saying, "now I finally know how to learn how to play from sheet music!" Geoff is patient and knowledgeable.

Posted Sep 2, 2017
Music Teacher
Nov 1987 - Present
Self
Teaching guitar to people wishing to learn, whether for personal enjoyment or career potential.
Music Teacher
Sep 1988 - Jun 1992
Seattle Central Community College
Taught beginning to advanced music lessons to students for credit toward graduation.
For Hire Musician
Jan 1979 - Dec 2019
Various
Touring professional musician and studio musician for over 40 years.
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Jan 2002
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

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Instructor details
Guitar
Teaches 7 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$30
45 minutes
$40
60 minutes
$50
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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