Reggie's Rhythm Room (In Person/Online)
Reggie's Rhythm Room (In Person/Online)

Reggie's Rhythm Room (In Person/Online)

Offers remote services
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Offers remote services
Discounts available
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Introduction: Hello My name is Reggie Chavez, and I've enjoyed teaching beginning to advanced guitar, bass students for over 30 years, and slide guitar, lap steel, and dobro for over the past 20 years. My years as a teacher and working musician can provide a student, of any level, the foundation he or she needs to improve their playing, and enjoyment. Having grown up outside of Los Angeles, I had the opportunity to play music in many styles, From top 40/classic rock, to blues, jazz, and country, not to mention playing guitar with one of top rated college jazz ensembles in the Southern California area (at Chaffey College). Roadside honky tonks, and bars, to country clubs, weddings, and hotel/resort engagements. All this experience has provided a solid foundation for me as a teacher, and I bring that experience to my teaching. My education is also an important part of what makes my teaching stand out. Along with "on the job training", and opportunity to learn from the many "seasoned" pros I've had the pleasure to work with, I've had the opportunity to study at the academic level, and privately, with some of best musicians/educators. Joyce Shannon, at Chaffey College (theory, and ear training, sight singing), Jack Mason, and Jim Linahon, Chaffey College Jazz Ensamble. Eddie Arkin (scales, modes, chord study and jazz guitar in general), Dave Patt (sight reading), Jody Fisher (everything guitar, and mentor). Along with my private study, I attended The Dick Grove School on Music. My education there included classes on improvisation, theory/harmony, rhythmic sight reading, and special seminars with Tommy Tedesco, Eddie Arkin, Dave Patt, and Jimmy Wybel. For 19 years, I was on the staff of NGW (National Guitar Workshop), a summer guitar program. At NGW, I taught classes, in blues, and rock guitar, and a blues seminar called Blues Chops. These workshops, and seminars were taught at universities, and colleges across the US including Redlands Ca, Claremont Ca. San Francisco, Austin Tx, Chicago, Nashville Tn, and Connecticut. I bring this, and much more to all my lessons. Along with my teaching, and other musical projects, I’m currently playing guitar with the Phoenix College Jazz Ensemble. The opportunity to see the look in as on a student "get it". The joy of seeing, and the look of satisfaction when a student reaches a certain goal, or level of accomplishment. I also enjoy playing music, and interacting with my students. Playing rhythm guitar, while student learns how to improvise. Or, teaching the student how to sing a song and play rhythm guitar.
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Hired 43 times

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37 years in business

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Reviews

Customers rated this pro highly for responsiveness, professionalism, and work quality.

Excellent 4.9

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Greg w.

I found Reggie two years ago via Thumbtack. I took a chance and started lessons and have never regretted it. Reggie is a personable and knowledgeable instructor. Sometimes I bring my questions to him. He can conduct a lesson on my topic immediately. When I don’t have a specific issue, Reggie has ideas ready to go. When COVID hit I was concerned I would have to stop my lessons. Instead Reggie introduced Zoom meetings. He has been able to adapt his lessons to be taught remotely. He uses Zoom to post lesson material for review and can e-send that info to me as I need it. I highly recommend Reggie to anyone wanting to begin guitar or to build on their existing skills. He is amazing!
Mar 24, 2021
Dominick R.

Reggie is an excellent guitar teacher and he has a really good format for virtual learning that equals that of in-person classes I have previously taken with him. I highly recommend Reggie for all guitar players and students regardless of skill level.
Mar 24, 2021
Chandra D.

Guitar Lessons

Reggie is a fantastic teacher! He is currently teaching my twelve year old son guitar. Reggie's fun and engaging teaching style really helped my son relax and enjoy the lesson. I would highly recommend Reggie to anyone wanting to learn guitar.
Sep 15, 2017
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Michael M.

Guitar Lessons

I've been playing for 30 years and Reggie is the only teacher I've had that has made a real difference in my playing. He's the best guitar teacher in the valley. Just hire him. You won't regret it.
Aug 28, 2019
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Kimberly M.

Guitar Lessons (for children or teenagers)

Reggie does a great job teaching about music. He doesn't just show how to play. He really teaches about music and the guitar.
Oct 1, 2015
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FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Currently lessons are $30 a half hour, and $60 for a one hour lesson.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Talking with a student, and finding out what their goals and expectations are. Whether it's to learn a few chords to play songs around the camp fire, or to prep for and audition for the school jazz band. Once the goals are discussed, i can suggest a lesson plan for the student.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Along with "on the job training", and opportunity to learn from the many "seasoned" pros I've had the pleasure to work with, I've had the opportunity to study at the academic level, and privately, with some of best musicians/educators. Joyce Shannon, at Chaffey College (theory,and ear training, sight singing). Eddie Arkin (scales,modes, chord study and jazz guitar in general) Dave Patt (sight reading), and Jody Fisher (everything guitar, and mentor) Along with my private study, I attended The Dick Grove School on Music. My education there included classes in improvisation, theory/harmony, rhythmic sight reading, and special seminars with Tommy Tedesco, Eddie Arkin, Dave Patt, and Jimmy Wybel. For 19 years, I was on the staff of NGW (National Guitar Workshop), a summer guitar program. At NGW, I taught classes, in Beginning Rock Guitar, and conducted a blues seminar called Blues Chops. These workshops, and seminars were taught at universities, and colleges across the US including Redlands Ca, Claremont Ca. San Francisco, Austin Tx, Chicago, Nashville Tn, and Connecticut. I bring this, and much more to all my lessons.

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