(Mountain Time Zone)
12:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
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I took lessons with John Notto on and off for about two years. I was a hack guitar player in my teens and twenties and wanted to get back into it in my 30’s- and needed someone who could make it fun and and get me to the next level- I needed someone to keep me accountable, yet understand that it was something I did for funz John first and foremost is a “shoot-from-the-hip” kind-of- guy, with a great sense of humor and is an incredible guitar player . He is equally comfortable teaching Zeppelin as he is Hip-Hop, Phish or the latest hit pop song (he also happens to have played WITH a lot of these artists). John isnt just an amazing player, he’s an amazing Instructor. He’s great at breaking down concepts such as strumming patterns, blues/rock soloing, funk rhythm guitar and accompanying singers. Lessons were both structured with “work” and a part each week devoted to being creative and jamming. I would recommend beginners to advanced to study with John Notto!Sep 2, 2018
John was great guitar teacher. I had been playing for 15 years and wanted to expand to jazz and soul stuff. John can play all styles, which was great when I randomly asked him to show me other styles or ideas. He gave me great practice techniques and encouraged my inner player to come out (sounds cheesy, but it's true). In addition to his guitar teaching, he's just a really fun guy to talk to and be around. Thanks, John!Aug 22, 2018
John can teach both younger and older players toward any style of playing imagineable. John has enthusiasm for music and teaching that’s truly exceptional and that’s on top of the fact that he’s one of the best guitarists in the world. (Yep! The world!). Also, his abundant positive energy will keep you motivated until your next scheduled session. Top marks.Aug 22, 2018
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My pricing considers my years of experience and knowledge, as well as travel/location etc. (whether you come to me or I come to you)
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Typically in the first lesson, I try to get to know you, get to know your tastes in music, or anything else for that matter. I also want to know your goals as a musician so that I can then set my goals for our lessons. I want to create a timeline that ensures your success, as well as maintains a fun atmosphere.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have a bachelor of Arts degree in Music Performance with a Jazz Concentration. It was a traditional school, so that means my studies were strictly classical music and performance, and 40s, 50s, and 60s jazz (bebop mostly). In those two idioms, I studied the history, the music theory, arrangement, and general musicianship skills as well (ear training, transcription, etc..) Outside of school, I've always been a rocker, but also a huge fan of funk music.