Regis McNicholas

Regis M.

Santa Monica, CA

About Regis M.

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Regis teaches: Ages 5 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: 2007
Last sign in: Within two months

Overview

Hi, my name is Regis. I've been teaching full time since 2007. I enjoy sharing my experience with players of all ages and skill levels. I read music and tab and can play by ear. I'm well versed in music theory and enjoy teaching fingerpicking. I'm very patient and understanding, and I love my job. I'm nice. So there's no need to feel nervous or intimidated with me. When it comes down to it, though, the only way to find out if a guitar teacher is a good fit for you is to try them out and see. I'd appreciate you doing so with me. And whatever musical path you choose, I hope it's fun and rewarding.

I can and do teach students with special needs. I've had one student with autism for over three years.

I've just signed up with Take Lessons, but here is one review with a current student, and I'll be posting more soon.

When I first started taking bass lessons from Regis three years ago, I couldn't play at all. On our first lesson he showed me what a twelve bar blues was and how to play the rhythm by dropping the middle beat of a triplet. It was difficult, but over time those concepts became rudimentary. Now, after going through a vast array of material, I can play things like It Gets Funkier, by VulfpecK, and Wayward Son, by Kansas. My goal now is to go to music school and become a producer and composer. I also plan on continuing Bass lessons with my teacher. Griffin Lee.

Experience

Composer, Producer, Performer

Feb 1988 - Present
Self Employed Freelance

I've written, produced and performed music that's been on KROQ, syndicated KCRW, and in the theatrical release Carnosaur(a Roger Corman film)I've played on stage with Marcella Detroit(wrote Lay Down Sally for Eric Clapton) and played bass in a band with Matt Laug(drummer for Alanis Morriset and Slash)Last year, the artist Anne McCue, recorded a song I wrote for her album Blue Sky Thinkin', which was on the ballot for a Grammy in the category of Best Americana Album. Didn't win, but it was a nice experience.

There's more, but I'm only trying to pique your interest, so you'll call and we can talk.

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