myles gorham

Myles G.

Prairie Village, KS
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Lesson Details

Blues Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Beginners will learn the basics of how to hold, strum, fret, play their first chords, and get introduced to simple musical concepts.

Intermediate/Advanced students will learn ways of visualizing and mapping the fretboard. They will learn ways of improvising that break away from the pentatonic box cliches. Students will learn triads and 7th chords in all inversions and in multiple voicings. They will learn 9th, 11th, and 13th chords. Students will learn to think like musicians rather than just guitar players, learning how music works so they can essentially fit into any musical situation regardless of genre.

My goal is to make you a complete musician who is only limited by your own creativity and drive, not by the instrument itself.

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About

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myles delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+

Teaching since:
January 2001

I grew up playing in blues bands and eventually became interested in jazz. Over the years, I've gigged in a variety of genres from jazz and blues to r&b, hip-hop, soul, funk, pop, musical theater, rock, etc. in KC, NYC, and throughout the Midwest.

My teaching isn't genre-specific. I give you the tools and knowledge to do anything you want with music and the guitar, whether your goal is to strum folk songs, audition for music school, play blues or jazz guitar, or just about anything else.

My qualifications:

- B.F.A. in Jazz and Contemporary Music from The New School (NYC, 2012)
- M.M. in Jazz Studies from Aaron Copland School of Music (NYC, 2018)

I'm available to teach online via webcam and in person at Village Music Academy in Prairie Village, KS.

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Experience

Instructor/Musician
Jan 2001 - Present
Self-Employed/Freelance

I have performed throughout NYC and the Midwest and taught students of all levels of ability both in person and via webcam.


Education

M.M. Jazz Studies/Performance
Aug 2016 - Dec 2018
Aaron Copland School of Music (Queens College)
B.F.A. Jazz & Contemporary Music Performance
Aug 2005 - May 2012
The New School

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

A bit of the end of a blues solo (w/ Chris Hazelton's Boogaloo 7 at The Jewell in Omaha, Nebraska)
Photo by Myles G.

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The studio space at Village Music Academy.
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Mark Apr 22, 2019
Guitar · Online

I have taken webcam lessons from Myles for a little over two years now and I couldn't ask for a better teacher. I had already played guitar for years and studied with a few local teachers, but was stuck in a rut. I now know a lot more about music than I did when I started with him.

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