S. Parker Goubert

S. Parker G.

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Denver, CO
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S. Parker teaches: Ages 7 and up
Teaching since: February 2014
Last sign in: Today


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 "Strum by Strum"

-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

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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

English Fluent / Native Proficiency
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39 Reviews on S. Parker G.

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!
Greg M. May 14, 2015
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
Awesome teacher. Very patient, knowledgeable and fun to work with. Obviously enjoys his job and working with students, even the ones as difficult as myself. :)
Karen L. May 6, 2015
Guitar · Online
Verified Student
In the few short months I have been with Parker, I have first and foremost have learned patience- Something a self taught guitarist does not have.

He sets a solid foundation, very crucial to making progress, enabling me to take simple practice pieces to showmanship quality.

He also teaches the student how to better teach ourselves with an intuitiveness to direct them to where they need to go to achieve their goals.

I've never been more wholly dedicated to my practices, nor have seen such advancement in my playing, for which I am truly grateful!