George "Drew" DeRieux
About this pro
Some of my students just want to learn songs for their benefit on the guitar. Some come to me to learn more about songwriting and composition while others are looking for a tutor to help them prepare for music conservatory entrance exams. I graduated from Berklee College of Music with a degree in film scoring and I can offer a wealth of knowledge and experience in multiple fields. However, I have also performed in and toured with many different bands and artists and have insights to the music industry that most new comers will find invaluable. As such I adjust all lessons accordingly to the individual student I am working with. If music theory has you down, I can find ways to make it interesting by supplementing lessons with songs you want to learn. If your arranging skills need a brush up, I can devise orchestration lessons to boost your writing ideas. And if performance is a road block for you I can take you thought artist development training to help you make steps towards running and creating your own shows. Music is my life and I am unbelievably fortunate to do what I love for a living, but I have learned more about music from teaching it then almost all my years of study combined. Most importantly I learned that until you are able to easily teach what you know, you don't know much about what you are teaching.
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My lessons are blocked out for the hour you are coming. I don't stack/pack lessons. So if you are on time you will AWAYS get a little more lesson then the 45min. you paid for. And if you are going to be a little late you still get your 45min.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Very straightforward. We set up a time to meet for a lesson, you show up and we see if it's going to be a fit for us. From there we can workout scheduling and create a lesson plan to suitable to your needs.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have been performing live on stage since I was five. I also have studied music academically and in the "real world" almost all of my life, and while I'm proud of my accomplishments in graduating with high honors from Berklee, my education from real producers, recording artists and working with countless bands has been the best training I could ask for. Practical application of anything you are doing is the only way to know if you are capable of doing it.