Levels taught:Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
About Glenn S.
Hi, I'm Glenn. Thank you for viewing my profile. I've been teaching students for over 20 years, playing all styles and levels of music, from day-one beginners to seasoned pros seeking to sharpen their playing skills. I teach both traditional notation and tablature, writing my own teaching methods in both formats. I can transcribe any song or solo for you, and can arrange the music to fit your particular level of skill.
I earned a B.A. in Music Composition and an A.A. in music theory, and have worked as a professional musician since graduation. I play in a variety of bands that cover rock, jazz, surf, oldies, and country, and also write and arrange music for those bands as well as writing my own music that can be heard on my own YouTube channel.
The first song I learned to play was "Pipeline." I own and play several acoustic and electric guitars, as well as ukuleles, mandolins, bass guitars, and lap steel guitars. I'm personable and patient, and my lessons include songs, techniques, and instruction for improving your musical skills. I look forward to meeting you and having fun learning and playing music together.
*** Lesson Details ***
I'm big on teaching songs and techniques learned through scales and chords, which will enable you to improvise, solo, and write your own music. I can teach either traditional note reading or tablature, and can transcribe your favorite songs and solos. The lessons are fun, with new material to learn and play every week. I hope every time you pick up a guitar, it will be a creative experience!
*** Studio Equipment ***
Home studio: front room turned into music studio. recording gear, all instruments listed, additional seating for parents.
Morey's Music: Music store setting, small practice room, additional seating for parents.
*** Specialties ***
I've done it all-like theory, all styles of music.
Teaching since 1979
Awarded signed songwriter from BD4N Records
Teaches students 5 and up
I have had a great time learning to play the Ukelele with Gkenn. So fun. Looking forward to learning more
Great learning experience!
This is the only lesson I've ever had but Glenn is a receptive and nice person who got me started on basics in spite of my computer camera problems. I'm looking forward to my next lesson and hopefully no computer issues on my part.
Our daughter has really enjoyed learning to play the banjo with Glenn. He is patient and fun, and very talented!
Great lesson. He is patient and took his time.
My child loves going to classes with Glenn. He engages with her like a true professional making her feel sure of herself and motivated to learn.
Glenn is very patient and has a great sense of humor. Even though I only had a 30 minute beginner class with him, he gave me plenty direction and encouragement to start. With his lesson plan, practice exercises and his guidance, I feel confident that I have the tools to master my instrument.Show More
Listened well and adapted this first lesson to what I wanted and my level of experience
Great first lesson! Attainable goals...and great technique suggestions.
Glenn is awesome - super knowledgeable, fun, and dynamic! I've loved working with him, so much so that I plan to keep on taking lessons from him even when I move!
Glen is a very knowledgable teacher. He makes it easy to understand what I'm doing wrong, and right.
Brooklynn really enjoyed her first lesson. She was very excited and could not stop sharing what she learned.
My son was so excited after his first lesson. He didn't think he could wait another week for the next one. He really liked Glenn. Connecting with a 10 year old isn't easy, especially via Skype. Thanks, Glenn. We're hoping his enthusiasm continues.Show More
Glenn is a great teacher, although we've only had 3 lessons so far it's clear that he is very knowledgeable in both the instrument and the teaching technique. It's not enough to know the instrument well, you also have to be able to connect with the student and teach that knowledge. Glenn has both qualities, and I enthusiastically recommend him to anyone considering him as a teacher!Show More
Glenn is a talented musician & a patient and personable instructor. Able to adjust lessons instantly and answer my barrage of questions on songwriting, music theory and playing guitar. His in-home studio is comfortable & spotless! Very enjoyable. Highly recommend.Show More
Fun, patient teacher.
Very good first lesson! It promises to be a fruitful relationship!
Very friendly, definitely skilled at working with children and new musicians. We have been very pleased with Glenn.
Had a great experience with Glenn. Wondered how things would go online but he was very patient and well experienced with using skype for lessons
Glenn has great patience with students that are new to music. He is a very positive instructor who keeps students attention and helps them achieve goals at their own pace. I would highly recommend him.
My sister bought 5 months of ukulele lessons for my 7-old-daughter as a gift and it has been a wonderful experience! At first, I was a little unsure of how online lessons would work out, especially for a 7-year-old, but Glenn kept my daughter engaged and fielded all technical challenges with grace and skill. He introduced things clearly and systematically, but I was most impressed with his sensitivity to appeal to my daughter's particular interests. Rather than giving her canned kiddy beginner pieces to start with (which certainly would have been easier for him), he asked what songs she liked and then transposed them himself to her level. That takes effort and dedication and really sets Glenn apart. Furthermore, Glenn met Jackie's brother one day and learned that he plays guitar and asked if they wanted something to play together. He evaluated my son's level and again, transposed a wonderful little arrangement for them to play together. It was wonderful that they had such an opportunity and everyone in the family loved getting to hear their duet. Glenn has truly succeeded in establishing a genuine interest in this instrument for my daughter, and I am grateful and touched by the way he tailored a program just for her. She has enjoyed the lessons very much and says she wants to go to California and meet Glenn face-to-face one day.Show More
I am very impressed with Glenn's teaching abilities. I am a retired, previous guitar player who put down the guitar in the early 80s and decided to try to get back some of the skills that I still remember. Glenn is doing that and more. Teaching me new styles and the foundations behind them.Show More
My son is 7 years of age and has never received any music lessons. I bought him a guitar for his birthday and he was just happy to play with it without any guitar lessons. I convinced him otherwise. I did not know what to expect from Glenn. I knew about him because he was highly recommended in our Long Beach neighborhood. I signed my son up and after a few minutes of being with Glenn, my son was hooked. He came away from his first 30 minute session saying, “wow…I did not know I could play the guitar!”. My son was so excited. As a parent…that is very exciting! I was sold! I was amazed how he was able to pick up what Glenn taught him within that first lesson. Glenn made it fun. The atmosphere was very relaxed and his style of teaching clicked with my son right away. After basically 12 sessions, my son was able to perform at a musical recital Glenn hosted for his students. Not only was I proud of my son, I also got to see kids of all ages and adults performing that day and it was pretty impressive. Overall, I highly recommend Glenn. He is able to keep my 7 year old boy focused and teaches him effectively while making it fun!Show More
My son is 7 years of age and has never received any music lessons. I bought him a guitar for his birthday and he was just happy to play with it without any guitar lessons. I convinced him otherwise. I did not know what to expect from Glenn. I knew about him because he was highly recommended in our Long Beach neighborhood. I signed my son up and after a few minutes of being with Glenn, my son was hooked. He came away from his first 30 minute session saying, “wow…I did not know I could play the guitar!”. My son was so excited. As a parent…that is very exciting! I was sold! I was amazed how he was able to pick up what Glenn taught him within that first lesson. Glenn made it fun. The atmosphere was very relaxed and his style of teaching clicked with my son right away. After basically 12 sessions, my son was able to perform at a musical recital Glenn hosted for his students. Not only was I proud of my son, I also got to see kids of all ages and adults performing that day and it was pretty impressive. Overall, I highly recommend Glenn. He is able to keep my 7 year old boy focused and teaches him effectively while making it fun!
Review by Emilie P.
Glen is a cool teacher
He's been a great teacher, I've learned a lot of fun songs. I'm learning to play the banjo, this is the dirt instrument I've learned and I've had a lot of fun learning thank you Glen!
A patient teacher obviously well versed in music theory, who disseminates information in an easily adaptable manner. No rodomontad thrasonic bombastries, he paces teaching to the rate at which I'm learning, as he evaluates my progress.
I had special needs as I'm old and already performing in public solo. He has tailored the lessons to my needs perfectly and I've learned a great deal in a very short period of time. I've recommended him to a couple of other musicians that I know. I plan to continue with him for quite a while.
Glenn is Awesome!!!!!
He's a great teacher and I recommend him as a teacher. He teaches you many things and I've been a student for at least 1 year. He teaches many things like chords, strings, triads,and even more than that.He's and awesome teacher and try to help you learn. He just loves the kids who want to learn.
Glen is very knowledgeable and has a unique ability to impart his immense talent to his students. He is encouraging, pushes the right amount and is generous in his praise. I have thoroughly enjoyed learning from him, and will continue to take lessons from Glen.
Pro musician on salary with this company since 1987. Concerts, corporate events, car shows, theme parks, casinos, etc.
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