S. Parker Goubert

S. Parker G.

Denver, CO

About S. Parker G.

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S. Parker teaches: Ages 7 and up
Teaching since: March 2008
Last sign in: 2 days ago


Music became my life when I found a dusty guitar in the storage room at age 10. I owe a lot of really cool experiences to the guitar and so many of them center around learning. Teaching is fun and rewarding, but it is also my way of thanking the great teachers I've had.

-Studied Music Theory/Composition at Metropolitan State College of Denver

-Won a scholarship to the 2001 Summer Guitar Program at Berklee College of Music in Boston

-Frequent substitute at Arapahoe Community College (2004-2005)

-Teacher at St. Mary's Academy Middle School (2008-2013)

-Active member of Onsombley guitar ensemble

-Songwriter, Vocalist, Guitarist in The Penny Dreadfuls

-Creator of http://strumbystrum.com

-Takelessons teacher since 2008

*** Lesson Details ***
The best lessons I've ever had were lessons in which I walked away saying "Man, I never KNEW that!" and it's my goal for you have that experience, too. Whether its how to play that chord or write a melody, how to get the best sound out of those stomp boxes, or when genres like shoegazer and post-rock were invented and what they sound like... there's something to be learned in every lesson.

The most important benefit of taking lessons from me is my experience. I started teaching casually as a teenager and have followed every opportunity since. My passion for music has allowed me to teach private lessons (10+ years), middle school guitar class (including a guitar ensemble), and college-level music theory classes. Extensive experience in writing, recording, and performing has only helped that passion to grow. I've developed a method to blend theory with practice every step of the way, and make the journey fun!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music stand, Guitar picks, Amplifier, 1/4" cable, Footstool, and paper hand-outs provided for Students.

Lounge area, Kitchen area, Restrooms,and Parking provided for Parents

*** Specialties ***
guitar, acoustic guitar, music, songwriting, classical guitar, electric guitar, music theory

Photos and Videos

Inside my studio


Guitar Instructor

Mar 2008 - Present

Guitar Instructor

Mar 2008 - Jun 2013
St. Mary's Academy

-Beginning guitar class, 6-8 grade
-Guitar Ensemble for advanced players


Music Theory/ Composition

Aug 2005 - Jul 2007
Metropolitan State College of Denver

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency
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41 Reviews on S. Parker G.

Erin K. Oct 8, 2015
Acoustic Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Parker is a very thorough and kind teacher. He likes to give you everything you need to become a musician so that you can grow and go as far as you want with guitar playing. He is patient with you (God knows he needs to be with me!) if you are completely new to the genre. Two thumbs up!
Steve Lamar Oct 4, 2015
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Parker is a fantastic guitar teacher. He teaches foundational concepts to help understand music theory and provides many different ways to learn. Highly recommended!
Jordan M. Aug 19, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Fantastic! Highly recommend!!
Hubert Aug 8, 2015
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
He is a very dedicated teacher, I love my interactions with him. From Hubert
Franklin Ambrosino Jul 29, 2015
Songwriting · Online
Verified Student
Had my first lesson with Parker today.

Great guy - you can tell he's been teaching for a long time and really loves to share his knowledge.

I'm excited to see where these lessons take me!
John P. Jul 29, 2015
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
So far so good. He seems very patient and down to earth. I would recommend him to anyone wanting to learn guitar
Stephen P. Jun 18, 2015
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Excellent method of explaining beginning to advanced fundamentals that is necessary in understanding music and playing the guitar. Looking forward to my next lesson!
Linda L. May 27, 2015
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
My lessons with Parker have been outstanding!! He is the perfect instructor for me, and I am very happy to have found him: extremely professional and knowledgeable, kind, patient, and encouraging. I especially enjoy his positive attitude and fun sense of humor, and his lessons are challenging me at just the right pace. Plus, I especially appreciate the opportunity to take lessons online, since I live on an island, and do not have access to in-person lessons. Every week with Parker is another Five Star experience!!
Krista May 26, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Very patient and I formative.
Bo H. May 18, 2015
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Parker was very helpful!