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Tim B.
Newberg, Oregon
Level up your guitar skills with lessons from a seasoned musician
Experienced guitar teacher of 20+ years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of guitar skills. I use Hal Leonard books, & Award WInning #1 best program Steve Krenz's Learn & Master Guitar and also have the following tools available to use during lessons. I have a Mesa boogie all tube amp and Line 6 spider modeling amplifier, Cordoba Classical guitar, Ibanez and Epiphone Riviera deluxe electric, Taylor Acoustic, Presonus Recording equipment, sheet music, tab and more. Let's turn the amp to 11 and rock and roll!" I can teach guitar fundamentals, that most songs only use 3 chords (1-4-5 song progressions the stuff that 85% of all music we listen to is made up of), left hand / right hand coordination, picking techniques, mute, & play notes on the guitar, soloing, strumming patterns, fingerpicking, using a capo, alternate tunings, acoustic blues, arpeggiated patterns, and much more. My teaching philosophy is simple, I want to reach the top of the mountain and grab your hand & give you easy simple 1 at a time steps to get you there. Or if your advanced & just need a brush-up or to polish on your technique or riffs, that's cool. Ultimately I want to encourage you to listen to live bands, get out of the garage phase join a band and make the magic of music for us all to listen to and enjoy.
About Tim B.

I love to help anyone who has been told they're not able to play guitar, has quit out of frustration, or been told they're too old or too young to play. *** Lesson Details *** Each lesson is customized to your learning style and different for everyone depending on what you want to learn. Most of my students like to learn from scratch which would include the following: In the first 3 lessons you will learn basic guitar fundamentals, basic 1-4-5 song progressions (the stuff that 85% of all music we listen to is made up of), left hand / right hand coordination, picking techniques, how to strum, mute, & play notes on the guitar. We can play as a band too. When you are ready, I love to bring out the drum or backing tracks to your favorite artists songs while you play guitar and I play what your not, giving you the feel of a live band that makes learning at your lesson more fun. Electric or Acoustic guitar genres include: Rock, Pop, Blues, Country, R&B, Funk, Latin, Jazz, Classical, and more. *** Studio Equipment *** My Line 6 Spider Jam will take any wave file and speed up or slow down the tempo and lower or higher the key to your preference. Great transposing tool Tuner Snark Super Electric Ibanez Guitar S470DXQM Electric Line 6 Guitar JTV-59 Standard Variax Acoustic Taylor 110CE Classical Cordoba model 20 Amp Mesa Mesa B. Nomad 100 watt combo all tube Amp Line 6 Spider Jam Effects Roland GR-55 Microphone Audio Technica AT 2035 Microphone Peavey I-101 Operating System WIndows 10 64 bit edition Recording Software Presonus Audiobox USB with Studio1 Mixer Alto ZMX 862 Zephyr Series Logitech C620 HD Webcam Camcorder Sony HDCRX430V *** Specialties *** I have studied under guitar extraordinaire Shawn Gette who is in the band Forbidden Symphony, who once took over a gig for Steve Vai in the band Steeler who replaced Vai with Yngwie J Malmsteen as their guitar virtuoso. I have studied under guitar virtuoso Rex Carroll signed to Atlantic Records with his band Fierce Heart & Whitecross & a band called King James with band members from Stryper. I have studied under guitar afficionado, Steve Krenz a Nashville TN, college professor who has played guitar with a symphony orchestra, to jazz big bands, to performing with Grammy-winning artists like Donna Summer, Michael W. Smith, The Fifth Dimension, Israel Houghton, and Tommy Sims (renowned bass player for Bruce Springsteen and co-writer of Eric Clapton's Grammy-winning song "Change the World"). As a studio musician, He has been featured in promotional campaigns for Coldwell Banker, Prudential, and the World Cyber Games. He has performed with platinum-selling artist, Bryan White, as well as with Darlene Zschech & Hillsong, the Katinas, Jonathan Pierce, and many others including GMA Dove Award winners Natalie Grant, Ron Kenoly and Don Moen. I have studied under various professors & multiple genres at the American Guitar Academy.

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My son's first lesson was excellent. Tim went at my son's pace and made sure he understood what he was learning. Tim was friendly and my son felt comfortable interacting with him. My son is really looking forward to his next lesson!

Posted Feb 21, 2021
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Tim’s a great instructor. He’s very encouraging, enthusiastic and knowledgeable!

Posted Oct 31, 2020
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Awesome first lesson. My daughter really liked it and she learned a lot. The instructor with very patient with her and took the time to make sure she understood what he was explaining.

Posted Jan 27, 2020
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Guitar
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
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Corinne Dr
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
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Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$28
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$33
60 minutes
$44
90 minutes
$60
120 minutes
$80
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
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