With over twenty years experience playing in almost every conceivable style and genre of music, I have a lot to offer every student looking to update their skills. From Rock, Jazz, to Classical, Bluegrass, Flatpicking, and Fingerstyle, to every Contemporary Worship, Lead Guitar, you name it, I can teach it. I currently assist in leading worship with a medium sized church (approximately 300 people), both adult Sunday services, and for our youth group ministry. I have played in Rock ensembles, Jazz ensembles, and I direct a collegiate instrumental performing ensemble. I have the experience and expertise to take your playing to the next level. *** Studio Equipment *** I typically have guitar amps and cables at the store where I teach. *** Travel Equipment *** I bring my guitar. The student needs to bring their own guitar. *** Specialties *** Method books used: Hal Leonard, Alfred, Mel Bay, Progressive, Berklee. Specialization: Guitar theory, proper technique, fingerstyle, pickstyle, Jazz, Classical, Rock, World Music, Christian Worship.
Teaching since 2002
Teaches ages 7+
Has background check
I Highly reccomend Mr. Mel Williams for all Guitar Instruction and Performances. a.) I have taken Guitar Lessons from Mel. Learning so many basics, improved Chord Progressions. Scales, Leads, Rythmn, He always is full of energy in teaching and makes the student feel good about our progress. b.) I have seen Mel perform and joined him at many events. He is always prepared and practiced with the music. Some examples of Events or "Gigs" hes' done are Rock Band, College Band, Church Music Leader, Festivals (ex: Italian Fest), Coffee House musician, Workshops, Weddings, & many more. Styles he plays are - Classical, Christian Rock, Blues, Bluegrass, Country,Folk, Latin, Irish, Italian, Rock, Pop, Holiday. c.) He is a enthusiastic , Energetic Person & Musician. A real Mentor, sharing his Personable method of sharing & teaching his music style. Great teacher of all ages and abilities. You will enjoy every music minute being with him.
Melvin Williams is an amazing instructor. He is a fantastic musician and his musical knowledge is vast. From classical, Spanish(European) , country to rock. I would recommend Mr. Williams even to the most advanced musicians.
Melvin is fantastic! Not only is he truly gifted at guitar and music but is also a great teacher. He knows how to adapt specific needs and was able to present the theory to me in a way that actually made it clear!