- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
All styles, technique, chords, individual notes, scales, theory, performance, finger styles, ragtime blues, bluegrass flatpicking
- Teaches students:
- Ages 7 to 85
- Teaching since:
- December 1975
Whether you are 5, 25, or perhaps 85 years old when you make the decision to enter the world of music, you will be changing your life for the positive.
Your relationship with music & your chosen instrument is unique &
will be lifelong. I look forward to sharing your
excitement as we pursue the path to comfort, confidence & the
eventual, inevitable joy you will achieve with your new friend.
*** Lesson Details ***
In a calm, easy going atmosphere you can expect to laugh a bit, as it is called 'playing music', as well as become focused & disciplined to succeed.
You will learn to have an understanding of how to read & play a minimum of 3 songs each month, & will be picking up enough music theory as it applies to your instrument each week to feel confident & inspired to continue on as far as you desire.
We will learn how to 'play well with others' in informal as well as more structured gatherings every few months, with no pressure, only compassion & encouragement.
For those wishing to join in the fun of playing bluegrass music, we will start out with technique exercises, scales, basic melodies & accompaniment patterns to prepare you to learn this unique & exciting style of American music. There are many gatherings in the area called 'Pickin' Parties' that I want to get you ready to participate in as soon as is humanly possible.
If you are one of those brave souls undertaking the lovely but challenging fretless instrument, the violin, my main focus is to get you started with the all the necessary basic techniques - holding the instrument & bow correctly, getting the best possible tone & pitch using efficiency & accuracy, mixed with a great deal of ear training & heart.
Specific songs you'd like to learn? Your reward for accomplishing what I deem necessary on whichever instrument you've chosen will be for us to then listen to & analyze your desired piece, & I will then write it out in either tablature or standard notation.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Lesson studio contains music stand, tuner, metronome, & there is easy parking in the well-lit front lot.
*** Travel Equipment ***
The student must have own instrument & be willing to purchase necessary tools as recommended at their first lesson for their instrument & playing level, such as music stand, tuner, pick, book, strap, etc. at a local music store or online.
*** Specialties ***
Bluegrass, Country, Country Rock, Contemporary Christian, Americana, Ragtime Blues Guitar, Fingerstyle, Flatpick, Accompaniment, Ear Training, Theory, Harmony
Personal instruction on a wide variety of instruments with strengths in reading, arranging, transcribing, theory, performance
Private Music Instructor, Office work
Private Music Instructor
Guitar lessons, counter sales, ordering, bookkeeping
Always learning new things
Learning lots ...Lynn is so.smart.....love her style..
Lynn is a wonderful instructor..
It was a pleasure meeting Ms. Kelly today. She has a great personality and the lesson flew by. She was patient and her instructions were very helpful. I am looking forward to working with her as I learn to by the Banjo.
Always fun, always new things to learn!!!!
Lynn is a Great Teacher.....
Great first lesson!! Looking forward to my next one.
Always constructive criticism and support
Learning many new skills each week
New techniques every week
I found Lynn after attempting a few other places. Those folks were interested in helping me learn the banjo - to a point. They were nice enough but I knew I wanted to get further than they were willing to assist. When I met Lynn I quickly learned that she was ready and willing to help a new banjo student. She made it clear that she expected practice and that dedication was the key, and she makes it clear in our lessons, too. She is professional but has a sense of humor (and patience) that helps when things get frustrating (or when I am frustrating). I'm very glad I found her and I intend to learn a lot from her. Thank you, Lynn!Show More
Able to record this time, should help with practice this week
Feel like I'm making progress
Easy going, lots of positive feedback
Fun and informative
I like Lynn
I think.she wi.be able to teach me what I want to know
Seams she know how to tailor the lesson
My first lesson was today - and I look forward to learning banjo from an experienced teacher!
Very patient, knowledgeable, and encouraging!
Very skilled teacher. Look forward to lesson 2
Looking forward to next week!
A great teacher
Lynn is a great teacher. Of many that I have had over the years, she is the best, most knowledgeable, and most fun.
Why we like our guitar teacher.
Lynn is very understanding and patient when she goes over a lesson. She makes it fun! I would recommend her to anyone who is interested in the guitar.
Alice would like you to know that she got thru lesson 13 and will practice today but can't make today's lesson.
lynn is the perfect instructor for me. I can sometimes be stubborn and Lynn with a firm and also gentle approach keeps me on track and challenges me to reach my potential.
Having fun and learning, too!
Lynn is a fine, patient instructor! She stresss the basics, yet makes it fun. I look forward to each lesson and the songs that we tackle each week. I highly recommend Lynn!Lou Noah
Mrs. Lynn is a fantastic teacher my son loves working with her he has accualy learned a lot in the few short weeks he`s been with her. she`s a great teacher.
Great learning experience!
Lynn feeds off of you and your learning curve making the learning fun and effective. Very relaxing yet challenging. So far so good; learned allot in a short period of time; highly recommended.
Lynn is a very good teacher. My daughter really enjoys her lessons with Lynn and feels she is learning more with Lynn than in school, especially in the basics. I would highly recommend Lynn to anyone.