Speedy Beers

Speedy B.

Lehi, UT
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Teaching Locations:
Profile-location-online Online
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio
Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I teach Mandolin using the Suzuki method and then branch out into into bluegrass mandolin playing. The mandolin is tuned like a violin double strings. So the left hand fingering is the same as the violin and the picking is similar to the guitar. If you play the violin then the main thing you need to learn is the right hand picking. If you play the guitar then you will need to learn the left hand fingering. Mandolin is a fun instrument to learn and to play.

About Speedy B.

I have been teaching music for over fifty years. I have taught many professional teachers and students over the years. I have played professionally in Many Classical and Jazz groups. My quick start method gets beginners playing music right away. I studied classical violin from Don Samuleson, Professor at Western Washington College during my Junior High and High School years. I also studied from Lamar Barus at Ricks College and Paval Farcus at the University of Redlands and from Leslie String of the Redlands Symphony.

I studied Classical guitar from Seko Sessoko a Brazilian guitar player and Jazz guitar from Studio musicians Howard Roberts, Joe Pass and Horace Hatchett. I have played violin in the Bellingham Junior High School Orchestra, the Bellingham High School Orchestra, the Ricks College Orchestra, the University of Redlands College Orchestra, the Riverside Symphony, the Palomar Symphony, and the North Coast Symphony in San Diego. I am currently playing with the Timpanogos Symphony in Highland Utah.

I played guitar with the Woody James big band and with the big band and hall of fame orchestra. I've played classical guitar for weddings and dinner parties. I played guitar with the variety band "Sound Investment" and other rock, blues and jazz bands.

My theater performance experience includes play violin for Annie, Hello Dolly, Chess, Cinderella and more. I also played guitar in theater performances of Les Miserable, Man of La Mancha, Hairspray, Marvelous Wonderettes, and Catch Me if You Can. My studio, The Studio is a highly professional studio equipped with computer, recording equipment and video lighting and camera for making highly professional videos.

I teach all styles of music on the guitar and violin including classical, jazz,rock, blues, country, folk and fiddle. I have a strong back ground in applied music theory that works for all instruments. I have a Bachelors degree from the University of Redlands and I have studied privately from some of the best teachers in the world.


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18 Reviews
Preston S.
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Wonderful with beginners! Very patient. Had a great experience. Thank you!

Posted Sep 1, 2020
Evan F.
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speedy is an amazing teacher! Very patient man .

Posted Aug 18, 2020
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

My son has really enjoyed his lessons and I have seen a lot of progress.

Posted Jun 23, 2020
Dvorah C.
Profile-location-online Online

Very patient man.

Posted Jun 4, 2020
Erin Walker
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Speedy is very patient and kind. As an adult learner, I appreciated the great learning environment.

Posted Feb 18, 2020
Profile-location-home Student's Home

I had a lot of fun and am learning a lot.

Posted Aug 20, 2019
Ashton G.
Profile-location-online Online

Speedy is an awesome instructor. We have had one guitar lesson with him and he was kind, and covered a lot of material and walked us through the lesson wonderfully.

Posted Jul 15, 2019
Logan G.
Profile-location-online Online

Our first violin lesson with Speedy was awesome! He is kind and walks you through the lesson and covers a lot of pertinent material without overwhelming the student. He did a wonderful job!

Posted Jul 15, 2019
Profile-location-home Student's Home

Just had my first lesson and Speedy seems awesome. I can tell I'm really going to enjoy his teaching style.

Posted Jul 12, 2019
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Speedy is patient, knowledgeable, and very talented. This was my first lesson with him and his encouragement and positive feedback helped me solidify my desire to learn.

Posted Dec 23, 2018
Gary D.
Profile-location-online Online

Speedy is very competent and is a great teacher, he will take me on a musical journey, thanks

Posted Jan 4, 2018
Profile-location-online Online

Speedy is a very patient & knowledgeable instructor to my super active (not always attentive) 8 year old. He has been making many improvements.

Posted Dec 19, 2017
Profile-location-online Online

I've been getting lessons for 2 years and I've improved greatly.

Posted Nov 26, 2017
Profile-location-home Student's Home

I've taken lessons with Speedy for 6 years, since I was 11. Everything I know about violin is from him, and he also encouraged me to join Civic Youth Orchestra which is one of the best decisions I've ever made!

Posted Nov 24, 2017
Profile-location-studio Teacher's Studio

Speedy has been a great teacher for my son!

Posted Nov 24, 2017
Profile-location-online Online

I have been taking violin lessons from Speedy for almost 10 years, and I cannot describe how much I have improved. He is a patient, funny, and kind individual who truly enjoys teaching music, as he teaches young seven-year-old's (like I was) and adults alike. I just recently began taking Skype lessons with Speedy, and I enjoy and learn from lessons as much now as I did when I took lessons in person. Speedy is profoundly organized, as he often times remembers what we worked on during the previous lesson better than I do. I would also like to accredit him for flexibility when I have a schedule conflict or cannot make the lesson. I genuinely do think that you come across a teacher like Speedy once in a blue moon.

Posted Nov 24, 2017
Profile-location-online Online

My daughter and I feel he is the best instructor out there. So much so that when he moved out of state, my daughter still wanted to continue with him online. He can teach anyone from beginning to advanced. My daughter has been first violin for many years, but still improved her playing tremendously when she started taken lessons with Mr. Speedy about a year a go. He really is a great instructor!!!

Posted Nov 24, 2017
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Posted Aug 22, 2020

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Bachelors degree in Business Management
Sep 1990 - Jun 1992

University of Redlands

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