Spencer Elliott

Spencer E.

Cincinnati, OH
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Starting where you are to get you to where you want to be makes sense. You have music in your head that you've been listening to all your life; I take the songs you know and find the best way to break them down for you. I help you access them through your guitar, allowing you to recreate the music you already know.

I have had great success with this approach over the years. It provides built-in flexibility and accommodations for your interests in music, even as they change with time!

About Spencer E.

These lessons are about you and your personal aspirations in music. Break into playing music for the first time or bust past that professional plateau. I will help you set realistic short-term goals that aim at whatever long-term goals you already have (of being a rock star, fluent improviser, early childhood song-leader, praise-band leader, rock star, songwriter, garage/basement/bedroom music troll . . . rock star).

I teach beginners, professionals, and everyone in between. I hold a masters in music education, and have taught most styles of music, including (but never limited!) classic rock, new rock, pop rock, rockabilly, blues, jazz, folk, country, bluegrass, Klezmer, solo acoustic, classical, and the Beatles (who get their own genre).


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5 Reviews
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Spencer is professional it is very good experience for me to take lessons with if I have to learn more it will be with him and only him.

Posted May 6, 2016
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Spencer was a great instructor for me, as a young adult new to guitar. He was encouraging, flexible, and gave me lessons that were personalized to my skills and musical tastes, but also broadened my repertoire. I can't thank him enough for inspiring me through his love of music and of teaching. I will continue recommend Spencer's studio to others.

Posted Mar 29, 2016
Mark E. of Columbus
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Spencer transfers his genuine appreciation of music and extensive guitar knowledge through a versatile teaching approach to meet individual needs. He fosters a challenging and fun learning session. He quickly tapped in to my musical interests and goals (I'm in my 50s) and instructed me, in a way, that encouraged both growth and confidence in playing. Spencer mentored and advised me on songwriting development, as well as provided practical advice/feedback on performance. If you want to learn about guitar, improve on your skills, and have fun doing it, Spencer is your guy.

Posted Oct 30, 2015
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My daughter has been taking guitar lessons from Spencer for 2 years. Spencer's professionalism and his ability to keep my teen interested in learning new music are the main reasons she has become the musician she is.

Posted Oct 28, 2015
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Spencer is a fine teacher. Very good communicator, inspires his students and he's so organized. I've been in the music biz for over 30 years---Spencer is a cut above, no kidding.

Posted Oct 27, 2015

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Master of Music in Music Education
Oct 2010 - May 2013

Boston University

Bachelor of Music
Sep 2002 - May 2006

Otterbein University



Fluent / Native Proficiency

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