Scotty Bramer Guitar Lessons
Scotty Bramer Guitar Lessons

Scotty Bramer Guitar Lessons

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I have been performing as a professional jazz musician and teaching guitar for the past 12 years. I'm a very dedicated teacher and have a clear and thorough way of teaching jazz improvisation as well as accompaniment, theory, reading, and many other aspects of playing music. For me, improvised music is what I am most interested in and passionate about. In my lessons, instead of focusing only on scales, modes, arpeggios, etc., I also focus on training students to play what they hear - and to channel music that is true to them. I love using recordings and transcriptions (learning solos of jazz masters) to help students develop a sense of jazz language, so they can "speak" in an informed, intelligent, and musical way. We can also discuss various possible challenges to expressing creativity, and how to work through them. As I continue to work on my own inner connection - being able to hear what I play and stay in the flow state - I love sharing what I continually learn with students. Lesson topics include: Improvisation Transcriptions/Jazz vocabulary Learning jazz tunes/standards Rhythm/Time Scales and Modes Theory Advanced jazz chords and chord melodies Voice leading techniques Bossa Nova/Latin jazz Blues Reading Composition Performance anxiety/nerves Breathing exercises for playing Life lessons we can learn from music Lots more! Please reach out if you have any questions. Looking forward to working with you!

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Serves Long Beach, CA

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Gurleen K.
Jun 16, 2023

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Scotty is singlehandedly the best guitar teacher I have ever hired, and this statement comes from someone who has been taking guitar lessons since 2011. What sets Scotty apart is his remarkable ability to listen attentively while simultaneously pushing me to surpass my limited knowledge of the guitar. Instead of relying on rote memorization, he instills in me a deep understanding of the instrument. One of the things I appreciate most about Scotty is his knack for tailoring our lessons to suit my individual needs and aspirations. This personal touch truly sets apart Scotty's teaching style and ensures a unique experience for each student. Furthermore, Scotty is incredibly accommodating when it comes to scheduling. He understands that life can be unpredictable, and if I ever need to cancel a lesson, within the 24-window notice, he is understanding and flexible. Additionally, he goes the extra mile by sending me detailed notes after each session, allowing me to practice effectively and make progress between lessons. Scotty's supportive nature creates an environment where I feel comfortable enough to sing and explore my creative side. Above all, Scotty's genuine passion for the guitar shines through in every interaction. I consider myself incredibly fortunate and honored to be his student. Thank you, Scotty, for your dedication and expertise. I eagerly look forward to our upcoming lesson on Wednesday!

Details: 18 - 25 years old • 0 - 2 yrs of formal training • Yes, can read music staff • Acoustic • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has an instrument • 45 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet) • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

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Hi Gurleen, thank you for such a kind review!! It has been an absolute joy working with you, and I'm so glad you are enjoying and benefitting from our lessons. It is inspiring to see your growth and passion for music and the guitar. Looking forward to seeing you on Wednesday! :)
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Aaron C.
Jan 13, 2020
It’s always great to work with Scotty. He has pushed me to become a better musician and to be more motivated to practice and improve. He knows his stuff when it comes to guitar and I highly recommend lessons if you want to take your playing to the next level.
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Joshua C.
Jan 12, 2020
Scott Bramer is a great guitarist and is an equally great teacher. After around one year of meeting with Scott for lessons once a week I was able to achieve my main goal for starting guitar which was to get into my school jazzband. Not only did I get into the band after auditioning out of 4 other guitarists. I also made it into the top combo. Scott is a patient teacher and has a deep understanding of music theory which he is able to relay in his lessons. He is a great teacher and I definitely recommend him for all levels of guitarist who are interested.
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Elliott K.
Jan 21, 2023
Scotty clearly has a deep I understand of the guitar and is versed in many styles of playing. He takes a personal and expressive approach in teaching you beyond just technique, but how to express yourself through the instrument.
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Hi Elliott, thank you so much!! I'm so happy to hear you benefited from our lessons, and have enjoyed expressing yourself on the guitar. I really appreciate the kind review! :)
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Sara T.
Feb 19, 2020
Scott's guitar classes are amazing and insightful. He gives all sorts of in-depth information about the theory and ideas behind the music being played. His classes are extremely helpful and I would deeply recommend them to anybody planning on learning guitar.
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