|Monday||11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
|Friday||11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.|
About this pro
21 years in business
32 hires on Thumbtack
Interested musical styles
Gene is awesome! He knows his music and is a great teacher! Highly recommend.Mar 16, 2018Verified
Gene was super nice to me when setting everything up. He seems legitimately interested in teaching students and helped set some of my anxiety of learning a new instrument aside.Nov 5, 2017Verified
Gene is alot of fun to work with and makes someone who hasn't played guitar in a long time comfortable.Jun 22, 2017Verified
Gene from Arvada Guitar has been a tremendous help for me in learning bass guitar. He's very approachable and flexible, and let's you learn what you want to learn, while showing you some cool stuff along the way. He also gives great feedback and encouragement. Highly recommended.Jun 19, 2017Verified
Client oriented. Personable, professional - very qualified and experienced. Patient and takes time to give plenty of instruction and explanation.Jan 30, 2017Verified
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Standard pricing is currently $45 dollars per hour. I ask students to pay for a block of 4 lessons at a time ($180) if at all possible. There is some limited availability for discounted pricing or payment flexibility for lower income students. Be sure to compare pricing from Thumbtack quotes! Many teachers are sending quotes with "introductory pricing". Students find out later that the regular pricing is way more than at Arvada Guitar! As high as $60/hr!
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?My students range from age 7 into their 70's and are all at different levels and abilities. Some students want to learn songs, some want to new techniques or to refine old ones, some want music theory, some want a combination of everything. The first step is to determine exactly what a student's goals are. Then we formulate a plan to address those particular needs. As we progress together in our lessons, we constantly review and revise those goals and plans. In this way, students are constantly challenged and growing.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Beyond simply being a musician for over 35 years, I have a degree in Music Theory and Composition from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. While pursuing my degree, I studied Classical Guitar under Rene Gonzales and Juan Mercadal, two highly regarded Classical Guitar Professors and Performers. I was employed on my church's Worship Team for over 13 years and performed weekly for 500-1000 people. Additionally I have performed on, recorded, mixed or mastered more than 50 Commercial CD releases.