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This dude is an amazing teacher, with a captivating mane. I came to him knowing nothing and I still know nothing, however I am now well versed with the ways of the shred 🎸 Cullen knows his stuff - music theory, scales, chords, songs and handy general guitar knowledge! Ive been a student of Cullen’s for a couple months now and he has always been extremely professional, warm, patient and understanding. If you have the intent to learn sweet new party tricks, improve techniques or simply learn the guitar - I highly recommend sir Griffin to anyone, at any level of playing! A+++Aug 5, 2019
Before Cullen, I had never been motivated to progress by any teacher. He knows my pace is a little slower and he works with that. I really enjoy these lessons, and my skill level has gone up substantially, and I’m very happy with this. My goal was to learn how to play Spanish and jazz music, which he is experienced so it was his pleasure. Aside from the lessons, Cullen is very punctual and organized. I definitely recommend taking lessons from him.Aug 9, 2019
This guy is good! His curriculum is well thought out. The best instructor I’ve had by far. Thanks CullenApr 8, 2020Verified
Was referred to Cullen by a friend. Really patient and encouraging guy. Makes it easy to learn from and comfortable asking questions or slowing things down. Really good at breaking things up and helping you develop good playing/practice habits. Definitely recommend for any level player! 🎸Jan 31, 2019
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I charge $35 for a 1/2 hour lesson and $50 for a hour lesson. The student pays at the beginning of each month for all the lessons within the month. If a per lesson basis is preferred, I can accommodate for an extra $10 per lesson. I teach out of my home in Downey. If there is a need to reschedule a lesson, please give a 24-48 hour advance notice to receive a lesson credit. I can give discounts for more then one lesson per week and for group lessons.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?First, through phone call, I get acquainted with the new student. I ask questions about their current playing ability, their long term goals, taste in music, and just get a general grasp of who they are as a person and musician. When we meet, I bring materials that feel appropriate for the student's current level and goals. During this first meeting I will further assess the student's ability by listening to them play. If the student has no experience then we will begin to get acquainted with the instrument on the first lesson. Usually, we will chat a bit more about musical interests and goals. I take this time to explain practicing expectations and how to best work together in order to have fun while learning easily and effectively.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have been playing music for over 12 years and have done so in various contexts ranging from playing in high school jazz bands, my own musical groups, guitar ensembles, recording sessions and live solo work. I've also been teaching lessons throughout the last 6 years, starting with being asked to begin teaching at a former local music studio while I was in high school. I have studied various styles ranging from rock, blues, folk, jazz, soul, classical, and some Brazilian forms.