Wiley Griffin

Wiley G.

West Orange, NJ

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Wiley delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5+

Teaching since:
June 2007

I am a music educator, performer, and student. At the young at of 27 I've has gained many in-depth experiences in the multiple areas of our musical world. I've taken lessons with some of my idols, played venues I had only dreamed of as child, and I am currently managing and performing with my own group MoPhat. With 15 years of experience in playing various musical genres (Jazz, Blues, Rock, Funk, and R&B), l am well prepared to teach aspiring guitarists of all ages and levels.

Guitar studies have been an effective catalyst for learning responsibility, how to communicate clearly, and how to work effectively both in groups and solo. It is these lessons that I wishes to pass down to students through music education. I should also mention that this is good clean fun as well. Playing music is one the greatest gifts one can give to themselves, a family member, or friend. The satisfaction you get from learning to play your favorite songs, or in writing your own music is unmatched.

Currently I am finishing my BA in Music Education at Goddard College. My plans for the future are to teach and play locally here in New Jersey. Thank you for checking my profile and I hope to work with you soon.

Best,
Wiley

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons begin with an analysis of the students goals. We will discuss what you want to learn, and how we can go about doing it. I will make sure that we work at a pace that is comfortable for your level.

In the first lesson, beginner students are often surprised when they're already playing simple melodies and chords. I start with a basic context to work with such as “Happy Birthday”, and then begin to teach towards the student's musical interests. Whether this is learning a particular song or specific technique, we will build a foundation of knowledge that is appropriate to their skill level.

I encourage students to perform the material they have learned for family and friends. When the student is comfortable, we can schedule a recital so that they can demonstrate their guitar skills. These recitals have a way breathing new life into the previous lessons, and creating a spring board into new lesson material.

Students should be prepared to have a lot fun in lessons! I tailor fit each lesson to the students interests and often times, students are surprised to see that the skills they've learned in guitar lessons can be applied to other areas of their life.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Ableton Live, Garage Band, Studio Monitors, & transcriptions of many popular tunes.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Music stand, Laptop Computer, & Music

*** Specialties ***
I have an in depth knowledge of jazz and classical harmony. And would love to work with any students who are pursuing a college degree in jazz studies. I also love classic rock, r&b, reggae, and funk. These are my specialties.

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IjeomaA Oct 2, 2011
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Wiley is a highly competent and effective instructor, in the limited time I have spent training with him he has enabled me to progress swiftly and with great result through his very patient thoughtful and consistent approach. I am very comfortable with him as my instructor.

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DeorieB Aug 4, 2011
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Wiley is a great and motivating instructor!

CrystalK Apr 14, 2011
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Wiley, is the perfect teacher for a beginner. My granddaughter is doing very well and enjoys her lessons

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