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Luke P.

Winston Salem, NC

Come one, come all! Time to learn the guitar! If you have been playing for many years and want to break out of a rut, or if you just got your first guitar and suspect that there is a better way to learn than trying to sort through the haphazard offerings on youtube, I welcome you. Sign up for a lesson and come on over. I think we will have fun and you be happy to find yourself learning to play this great instrument. Stick around and you will be surprised at how far you can take it.

About Luke

I majored in music at Berea College, then went on to The University of North Carolina School of the Arts, where I completed a Masters degree in guitar performance and served as the graduate assistant to the guitar department.

For the past ten years I have earned a living performing and teaching guitar. I am a certified Suzuki instructor, and I've held teaching positions at Winston Salem State University and the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, along with at least half a dozen other schools and institutions. I've been featured on other artists' records, and received a gra
nt to release an album of my own songs. I regularly perform in a wide variety of bands and ensembles.

I love to teach, and over the years I have taught hundreds, maybe even thousands of lessons. Having learned something from each and every one of my students, I am now at a point where I excel at honing in on the individual interests and learning styles of whoever comes to me for help. There are many ways to learn guitar. The best one is the one that engages and inspires you the most. That said, there are also music fundamentals that we all need to know. My joy as a teacher lies in finding a way for you to master the fundamentals while at the same time following your personal bliss and intuition. We plot the course together, combining your curiosity and enthusiasm with my years of experience.

I also love working with kids. While they are having fun jamming, I discretely provide them with the technique and musicianship they'll need to excel in any musical environment, whether it's conservatory study or playing in a great band.

*** Lesson Details ***
Your enthusiasm is the key to your success, so my lessons are tailored to the interests and abilities of each student. That said, my classical background and dedication to effective teaching inform everything I do.

All of my students learn Music Fundamentals:
-Technique (habits of movement)
-Theory (how music works)
-Aural skills (hearing pitches, chords and rhythms clearly)

Many of my students use books. There are hundreds of great books these days, and I will work with students from any book they choose. Listed here are the books I regularly use. They all deliver great results:

-Aaron Shearer "Leaning The Classic Guitar"
-Will Schmidt and Greg Koch "The Hal Leonard Method"
-Joe Pecoraro "Read This First"
-David Oaks "Music Reading For Guitar"
-William Leavitt "A Modern Method For Guitar"
-Mateo Carcassi "Melodic and Progressive Studies, Opus 60"
-Leo Brouwer "Simple Studies"

Many of my students prefer to work without a book, and that is a great option too. These students learn scales, chords and theory and develop a repertoire of songs. I will show you how to play any song you'd like to learn. You can also work on writing your own songs or compositions, or improvising in any context, be it jazz, blues, Indian raga or flamenco.

Singing is also encouraged!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Home studio: music stands, extensive library of all kinds of music, great sound system and ability to stream any song, several guitars, recording equipment, footstools, keyboard and percussion instruments.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I'll bring my guitar and books, accessories as needed.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in versatility. I regularly play gigs doing classical, jazz, blues, rock, pop, and world music. All of these genres have a place in my heart, and I've devoted years to learning to play and teach them well.

I am equally polyamorous when it comes to the various things musicians do. I love to sing pop songs, dissect jazz lines, delve into expressive groupings with classical pieces, drill scales and arpeggios, you name it. Reading, improvising, composing and notating, transcribing and playing by ear, memorization, classical technique, blues technique, bluegrass technique, theoretical analysis... hit me up for any of that, or whatever else interests you.
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Justin June 1, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Great first lesson. Made it easy to learn what he was teaching me. Very laid back and patient. Excellent instructor
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Chandni S. April 25, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Amazing first lesson! Looking forward to following classes.
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Steven M. October 20, 2015
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Great first lesson! Looking forward to my next 4 lessons.
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Luke P.

Luke P.

Winston Salem, NC 27103
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Willy M.

Winston Salem, NC

I've been teaching guitar for over 10 years and my students have gone on to be musicians, some even worship leaders and some just play for fun. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to play a few chords and as time goes on you'll be able to develop the intricacies of finger picking and rhythmic changes. I specialize in blues music and especially open tunings, typically use Hal Leonard and Mel Bay books, and have the following tools available for your lessons: amplifiers, recording equipment, effects pedals and acoustic and electric guitars. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Willy

Willy has been teaching music for more than a decade, carrying on the tradition he learned when his father taught him piano as a youth. He is a multi-instrumentalist with a degree in music from Earlham College in historic Richmond, IN (the birthplace of recorded jazz, and home of 30s era Genette Records).

As a sound technician Willy gained valuable experience working at the world famous Tarry Town Music Hall near Sleepy Hollow, NY, where he worked with top notch touring bands like Blues Traveler, the Indigo Girls, Paul Shaffer, the Marshall Tucker Band, and the late, great Levon Helm. He al
so worked with A-list actors such as Stanley Tucci, James Cahn, Kevin Bacon and Keanu Reeves.

While living in Austin, TX, Willy was a member of the American Federation of Musicians alongside greats like Los Lonely Boys, George Straight, Lyle Lovett and Willie Nelson.

As a father of four young children, Willy teaches in a family friendly environment. At the SIW events, he has taught elementary students as well as adults all the way up to 86 years old! Willy is a background checked teacher and would love to pass on his knowledge of music to you and your family!
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Karina April 20, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Every thing seems to be going great. Karina seems to be motivated and excited about class every week and learning much more than she has in past lessons with other teachers
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Charles T. August 14, 2015
Piano · In studio
Verified Student
Excellent first lesson. A lot of enthusiasm from Willy, good information, and a lot to work on! Loved it!
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Trevor R. November 25, 2014
Mandolin · In studio
I wasn't really taking mandolin, but fiddle in the Stringed Instrument Workshop, but I loved it. Willy is a great teacher. I especially enjoyed the SIW, with my kids. It was a lot of fun to learn musical techniques with lots of people of different skill levels. I'm not the best musician, but Willy makes you feel like you can participate even if you don't understand all of the theory.

The Stringed Instrument Workshop last year was really fun because almost everyone in the group won some different musical freebies from different music stores nearby. We had a cookout and a concert, and both of my children were able to perform in front of the class. Willy set up a stage, lights and a sound system for us all to feel like we were stars! It was such a fun time, and we even had hotdogs and marshmallows!

I loved the Stringed Instrument Workshop so much, I had him teach my kids private lessons too, and they love it.
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Willy M.

Willy M.

Winston Salem, NC 27127
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Jason M.

Thomasville, NC

Learn to play the guitar today in a judgment-free zone. I will help patiently guide you through the fretboard and get you playing chords and playing some of your favorite songs in no time. My approach will vary depending on the student’s current level and personal objectives. Some of what we will cover include: Demystifying the fretboard, or what I like to call, the anatomy of the fretboard; chord building and structure, which will go hand-in-hand with deepening your understating of music theory (this will help you understand why things work or are arranged the way they are); and chord inversions, which really helps with leading tones and creating great sounding harmony. Some of these topics can be a bit challenging, but I will help to break them down into small bite-size chunks and make learning easy and fun. Don't wait - Let's start playing today!

About Jason

I first began teaching when I was in undergraduate school as a music major. I was a teaching assistant for an introduction to music theory class. It was always encouraging for me to see people grow in their understanding of music and to apply that knowledge in a meaningful way. From that point on, I sought for further opportunities to teach others the wonders of music and how it could transform their life in such a meaningful way. This led me to work at a piano store near to the college as a beginner piano instructor and teaching guitar, bass guitar, and piano on my own through private instruc
tion.

I've always saw teaching as an opportunity to share with others what was given to me in a judgment free way. I also know for myself that people learn in different ways and at a different pace. Because of that, I always take each student from where they're at and help them to grow in a way that is most natural for them. This helps the learning process become really enjoyable, which often results in retaining what we learn.

As for me, I began playing guitar at the ripe old age of 13. Later on, I picked up other instruments as well. I currently play for two different bands and take great pride and joy in doing so. I am also a lifelong learner and to continue to grow in my studies of music. It is my belief that as long as we are alive, it is an opportunity to grow. Won't you therefore join with me as we grow together in this journey of understanding.
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Tori V. July 9, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
Jason was very nice. Worked well with Tori. Very patient & creative. Looking forward to years of lessons for Tori.
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Barbara January 25, 2016
In studio
One of the lasting joys of life is being able to sit down in your living room alone and play your guitar or keyboard. And you can play for the rest of your life. Now that is a bargain. Jason Menagio can help you make that dream come true with his passion for playing and teaching. Once you get that wonderful feeling of accomplishment that accompanies learning to play music, just like a hole in one on the golf course, no one can take it away. I have taught for 50 years and recognize in Jason a unique ability to not only teach the fundamentals, understand the psychology behind it, but also to feel the passion of music. That sets him apart.
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Bert January 19, 2016
Bass Guitar · In studio
I have been playing music with Jason at Community Bible Church since 2015. He has a big heart for music and is a pleasure to work with.

He is a consummate professional and would be a great music teacher. I would highly recommend him for lessons!
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Jason M.

Thomasville, NC 27360
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Derek A.

Winston Salem, NC

I have been teaching since 2005. My beginner students walk away from their first lesson knowing how to play a song (from Mozart to Modern), and my intermediate students get a breath of fresh air with my unique perspective as a composer. Our lessons can be as simple or as in-depth as you prefer each session to be. Every aspect of performance and practice is on the table and available for discussion and application. I want you to be you! My job is to bring you music on a silver platter.

About Derek

Hello my fellow musicians! My name is Derek Arnold and I'm very much looking forward to working with you to develop and enhance your musical skills, talents, and abilities. The first thing you should know is that music should be FUN!!! Every part of it. I have been practicing and performing professionally for 18 years now, and I still love every minute of it! My goal is not only to help you shape your musical abilities, but also to give you insight into how to ensure that your musical experiences are always positive ones. I am currently a Graduate Student at the University of North Carol
ina School of the Arts conservatory majoring in Music Composition. I graduated from UNCSA with my Bachelor of Music degree in 2016 at the age of 33, also as a Music Composition major. Throughout my travels and experiences touring and recording in the US and Canada, as well as studying in North Carolina, I have honed the tools necessary to create a rewarding musical experience every time!
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Derek A.

Derek A.

Winston Salem, NC 27101
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$20 / 30-min
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Wes C.

Kernersville, NC

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Wes C.

Kernersville, NC 27284
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