- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- September 2011
Are you or your child a beginner and are looking for someone who is great with kids and is patient with nurturing the needs of each specific student. Or maybe you have been playing for some time and wonder how your favorite artists come up with these amazing solos,riffs, and licks with every song they write? Look no further, because I have always enjoyed working with kids and doing whatever it takes to get my student's to the goal they are trying to achieve in the wonderful gift that God gave us in the guitar. I will lay out the foundation for beginner, intermediate, or advanced so everyone can enjoy playing guitar while achieving their goals.
Hello, My name is Payton W., I am 24 years old and am happily married to my beautiful wife, Sara. I received an Associates in Guitar Performance from Hollywoods Musicians Institute with a major in Guitar. I graduated Zionsville Community High SchooI in '08 before leaving for Hollywood, CA. I have been playing guitar for almost 9 years. I have extensively studied Music Theory during my study at MI and I will show you the intricacies on how music works and how to understand it. You will be able to improvise and write songs on the spot with this vast knowledge of what is under the hood of Music. You will also improve your "Ear Training" in being able to tell exactly what the songs on the radio are doing, without even touching a musical instrument!
I am currently attending the Berklee School of music in Boston to receive my Masters Certificate in Orchestration and Tv because my dream is to compose music for movies, tv, and video games. Have an interest in writing your own songs along with learning the guitar? I can help you write, create, and even record your ideas into a formal form to make that idea of yours into a real song in my own home studio! I have been able to learn and study with some of the best guitar teachers in the world. It would be my pleasure to be able to pass as much information on to you as possible!
Who should be interested?
Learn your favorite style and how the greats wrote amazing riffs and even better solos!
Country "Chickin Pickin" Players-
Nashville's Top Dogs have mastered this and ill show you how you can too!
Need to learn how to play guitar and sing at the same time? I can help! (Songwriting and beginner voice instruction included)
Learn the intricacies of music and how you can be on your way to be the next Jazz Monster!
The Blues Baby-
Ill show you what makes the Blues Legends shine and how you can sound great from your very first lesson!
Playin' it by Ear-
I'll teach you how you can learn songs just by ear and not have to look at incorrect tabs that just make you even more confused!
Have Song Ideas?-
I can help turn those ideas into real songs and even record them for you! Lyric, music, and songwriting guidance and advice.
Want to get better fast?-
You found the right teacher. I will put you through a "Boot Camp" that will help you unleash your potential at a fun rate that you can understand and apply :)
Some of the names i've had the pleasure jam or learn from are-
Johnny Hiland - Nashville's A-List Studio Musicians
Scott Henderson - Rock/Fusion master and one of the best guitar players in the world.
Jude Gold - Sponsered by DeltaLab Effects
Al Bonhomme - 2nd Guitarist for Dwight Yoakam
Alan Hinds - MI Teacher with a ton of Experience in the Music Business.
You can find most of these players on Youtube, go check them out they're amazing!
*** Lesson Details ***
You should expect to get every penny's worth every time you take a lesson from me. You will always have a lesson provided for you so we can get straight to business and not waste a second of your time. I'm a very laid back teacher and love to laugh and have fun with the student. You will be in a friendly atmosphere and enjoy learning not only from a teacher but a friend. The best part about my teaching style is you get to learn what you want to learn! No series of books or lessons that don't grasp your interest or anything that doesn't grab your attention. By telling me where you would like to take your playing, i will give you a very detailed explanation on what will be needed to learn to be able to get there and also describe how these things apply to your favorite artist. I don't like to limit my curriculum to a certain book or lesson so i may take many examples out of the HUGE stock of books i have and will copy them just for you to take home and practice yourself. I'm very resourceful and I will even pull internet examples or even part of a lesson, if it is something i do not have. I will pull many lessons straight from the school curriculum that i received for my college degree! You will get to learn the very things i learned that took me above and beyond the dreams of my guitar abilities, and ill take you down the path as well!
*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano in front room w/ mics, stands, recording equipment, seating for parents, Amps for students to play on.
*** Student Materials ***
I expect all students to at least have a guitar. Folder, pencil, tablature paper would all be appreciated.
I'm looking forward to meeting you all and helping you on your journey with guitar!
Payton has been instructing my son in guitar for about six weeks now. He is very patient, knowledgeable and friendly. He relates very well to my son and seems to be genuinely interested in my son's progress as a guitar player.
Payton is wonderful! He works great with our 5 year old daughter! He is very patient and breaks things down in a way that our daughter understands as well as my wife and I who have no musical talent at all. It makes it very easy for us to help her practice! We think he is great and our daughter can't wait for her lesson every week!+ Read More
Always positive and upbeat!
Payton has been teaching my 9 year old son to play guitar. He is very patient with him and really pays attention to his cues to keep his interest. Every week he offers encouragement with great instruction!