My name is Bret Helm. I'm a professional musician with over 25 years experience in performing, songwriting and teaching. I've been teaching private guitar and bass lessons in Arizona at a music store that services the East Valley (Chandler, Tempe, Gilbert and Mesa) since 2004.
Over the years, I've had hundreds of students, from age 5 to 75, walk through my door - some of them have went on to have successful musical careers (Jimmy Eat World), others have recorded their own solo albums, joined bands or played their favorite songs for family & friends.
A little bit about me. I first hit the stage in 1991 - since then I've appeared on over 50 albums, toured all over the United States & Europe (with bands like AFI, Peter Murphy, Concrete Blonde, etc), published around 50 original songs, and even have had some of my own music played on MTV. What I love about music most is the ability to share it with others. I absolutely love to teach.
About my lessons. I focus on what you want to learn - Guitar (electric, acoustic) or Bass Guitar. If you want to learn how to read music, play your favorite songs or even write your own songs - then that's what we'll focus our attention on. All styles welcome - from rock to country to jazz and everything in between. My teaching studio is at a music store in Chandler, Arizona - so you don't have to worry about going to someone's house, or having someone come to your house. Classes are private, one-on-one sessions and current rates are $25 per 30-minute lesson.
It's never too late to start learning!