Mitch Etter
Seattle, WA
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Mitch Etter

Mitch E.

Seattle, WA
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Beginner, Intermediate
I am a self-taught musician with 15 years of experience playing electric and acoustic guitar. My lessons begin by learning what inspires you as a musician, and working to take you where you want to go! Learning some of your favorite songs is often a great place to start. By learning a variety of music, you'll quickly begin to notice patterns & understand basic theory on what notes work together well. From there, you can apply that knowledge to improvisation, as well as songs you may want to write!

From those first few lessons, there's a million different ways we can explore the guitar together. With my lessons, I offer recording time in my home studio where you can learn how to write, record, produce, and mix fully arranged songs!

Reach out to say hi, and let me know what some of your immediate goals and questions are!

Specialties: Indie, Rock, Pop, Alternative, Psychedelic, Folk, Acoustic.
Open to students of all ages.

About Mitch E.

Hi! My name is Mitch. I am the lead guitarist, songwriter and producer for Seattle-based indie pop band. We play shows regularly around the NW, and occasionally tour to other parts of the country. Our music has been featured on popular Seattle radio stations KEXP & 107.7 The End, and has also been licensed for use by the audio company, Shure.

I am a self-taught musician that bought my first electric guitar at age 13 after earning money by mowing lawns. In music classes at school, I struggled learning sheet music and understanding theory, so when I bought my guitar I decided not to take lessons, and instead focused on learning the songs I enjoyed at the time (lots of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Green Day, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd). I quickly blossomed on the instrument, and began to spend several hours a day playing guitar. Though without formal training, I later realized that I had to unlearn some bad technique I adopted early on.

The lessons I give reflect the lessons I would have liked to take when starting out. I won't immediately beat you over the head with technical information, guitar is supposed to be fun! We can start learning songs from your favorite artists, and pretty quick you'll find you're noticing chord patterns and learning theory in a way that's fun and practical to your goals! From there, I can work with you to apply your knowledge to new levels of guitar playing, songwriting, improvisation, and many aspects of music production.

Specialty genres: Indie, Rock, Pop, Alternative, Psychedelic, Folk, Acoustic.

My favorites: The Beatles, Animal Collective, David Bowie, Alvvays, John Frusciante, Gorillaz, Blur, Tame Impala, Radiohead, Talking Heads, Kurt Vile, Neil Young, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, Electric Light Orchestra, Fleet Foxes, Father John Misty, MGMT, and lots of others, but that's a good start.

Excited to meet you!

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Mary
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Mitch gave lessons to my son about 6 years ago (when Mitch still lived in St. Louis). He still picks up the guitar a few times each week to unwind, and often mentions things Mitch taught him while practicing.

Posted Sep 9, 2019

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Education

BA in Communication, Cum Laude
Aug 2010 - May 2014

Truman State University

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