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Wes F.
Lilburn, Georgia
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
My years of teaching have helped me to understand what it takes to make consistent progress in learning the guitar. My approach is focused on helping the student acquire habits that will aid them in forging solid technique and musicianship, consequently removing limitations to allow access to all the joy that music has to offer.
About Wes F.

I studied classical guitar and composition at Asbury College and later more in depth guitar studies rock, jazz, and classical at the Atlanta Institute of Music. I have been teaching steadily for the past ten years as well as spending my time with various other musical projects such as leading worship for my church, performing for various parties and weddings, and composing and recording music for a short film. I use my experience and broad understanding of music to inform the way that I teach, so that my students have a robust experience of all aspects of music. *** Lesson Details *** I have a lesson plan that I follow for beginning students to get them through the basics. As a teacher I am laid back, and positive, but always try to give the student a clear reflection of how they are progressing. I find that some students thrive with a lot of structure and others prefer a looser approach and I am quite comfortable teaching both ways. If the student maintains a consistent practice regimen, they should be able to play songs from the radio within 3 or 4 months. *** Studio Equipment *** Lessons in the living room with an amp, keyboard, computer, desk, parents can sit on couch in a separate room *** Travel Equipment *** I expect my student to provide their instrument (including amp if necessary) and any instructional materials required. *** Specialties *** I have had a lot of experience teaching beginning and intermediate students with method books, and have used them to teach reading, theory, technique, and repertoire. Most often, I take a slightly looser approach which I feel allows me to mold my teaching to fit the individual student's needs

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We went over a lot of stuff. Im a cellist who has had bass lessons but was getting difficult for the simple reason that it wasnt methodical in any way. My goel is to transition to upright and Wes has enough musical knowledge to prepare toward that goel.

Posted Jun 28, 2017
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Wes has been teaching my son, age 7, for four months now and we could not be happier! He manages to be very informative while keeping it fun and interesting without being silly or boring. Wes's enthusiasm for the guitar is contagious. I am thrilled with my son's progress and level of continued interest. Thank you Wes!

Posted Jun 16, 2014
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Teacher's Studio

Wes is a great teacher -he has a lot of experience and excellent technique. It is evident he loves music/guitar and is equally as passionate for teaching what he loves. He makes learning to play the guitar easy to grasp and he is very patient and encouraging. Looking forward to more jam sessions!

Posted Jun 12, 2014

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Experience
Guitar Instructor
Aug 2012 - Present
Private Music School
I provide guitar lessons at a private school in their Gwinnett location. This school is an organization that helps facilitate education for home schooled children.
Guitar Instructor
Aug 2007 - Present
Wesleyan School
I provide in-house guitar lessons at Wesleyan School, a private K-12 school in Norcross, Georgia.
Education
Bachelor of Arts
Aug 1995 - May 1999
Asbury College
Languages
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Certifications
Guitar Musicianship
Mar 2002
Atlanta Institute of Music
Completed a full-time, one year course of study in Rock, Jazz, and Classical guitar.

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