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Iam a professional Guitarist and have been taking lessons from Bob for a bout 2 months now. I inicially contacted Bob becaused I had reached an impasse with my playing. Within the first couple of lessons I learned to negociate the fret board with more ease and confidence. Bob has a solid foundation in theory as well as teaching the student the pratical application of the theory. I was able to apply the learning material to my playing almost immediately after my lesson. Bob is very patient and takes the time to explain the material so it is well understood before the lessons are over. I highly reccommend Bob to anyone who wants to take their playing to the next level.Jun 27, 2013VerifiedPatient Lessons Guitar, Bass or Piano.'s reply
Dave was a working professional. He was interesting, in that he was also a percussionist, and he had a unique approach, doing a lot of percussion on guitar. What he did not know was how to work his way around the fingerboard, so I gave him the science and forms to easily play in any key or any song. I also introduced him to reading music, this is a lifetime joy.
Piano Lessons (for adults)
As a mature student and absolute beginner to piano I took my first lessons with some trepidation. I have found Bob to be very enthusiastic, supportive and helpful; and very good at explaining underlying musical theory concepts, not just the mechanics of playing piano.Jun 8, 2017VerifiedPatient Lessons Guitar, Bass or Piano.'s reply
It's been a lot of fun teaching you. Consistency is the key!
Bass Guitar Lessons
I chose Bob to help me understand music theory and how it relates to the electric bass. He understands exactly what it is that I am trying to achieve and has constructed my lesson plan accordingly. He has been flexible with my schedule, and I return frequently as to make sure I'm getting the most out of his lessons.Oct 9, 2014Verified
It has always been a musical learning experience beyond the notes on the page for me working with Bob. His knowledge of the history of both the instrument and the music, enriches the learning experience. Bob gives more than just quality music lessons. He shares his in depth knowledge and experience earned over a lifetime of playing and teaching in every lesson.Oct 28, 2014Patient Lessons Guitar, Bass or Piano.'s reply
I've known Larry for many years. He was a specific student, he did not want to learn how to read music. He had a great ear, I could play and show him material and he could master it. While I believe if he learned to read he would have been much more successful, I never push anything on a student, I meet the student where they are. Larry loves to play his songs for many years and was a pleasure to work with.
Bob is the best guitar teacher I have ever met. He's positive oriented, energetic, enthusiastic, student centered, patient, motivating, and a great musician in his own right. Whether you're a beginner or a professional, you will learn quickly and enjoyably from this teacher.Dec 27, 2012Patient Lessons Guitar, Bass or Piano.'s reply
Peter was another student that was not interested in learning to read music. I taught Peter how to play the songs he wanted to learn. All the while I "sneaked" music lessons into his playing so he was able to expand into all sorts of music. I never force students into anything.
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Generally we start with shorter lessons which are more economically priced at $30. As we progress, depending on the student, we spend more time reviewing and playing together and we expand the lesson to 45 minutes to an hour. I only charge $5 more for the extended lessons, but the student has to earn my additional time. My rates are very reasonable for someone with my credentials. I offer family discounts.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Practice comes first. I am dedicated to practice on a daily basis. I constantly research the psychology of music, I look in two areas. One area is how to be a better teacher and how music study effects the brain. Music students do significantly better than their peers in all academic areas.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I was inspired by a great teacher who taught me how to work professionally as both a guitar and bass teacher. I worked my way through college playing and teaching music. I learned a great deal about teaching from him, and wanted to teach music. However, I add ear training as a natural part of my lessons. It is something everyone should have from the start and was amazed at music college how much better my ear became.