Arvada Guitar

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21 reviews
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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.
  • Philip P.

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    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
  • Melissa F.

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    Gene is alot of fun to work with and makes someone who hasn't played guitar in a long time comfortable.

    Jun 22, 2017Verified

About this pro

I have been a musician my whole life and therefore I understand many different aspects of musicianship beyond simply playing or teaching guitar. But I am also a patient, caring teacher who communicates ideas and techniques to my students in a way they understand. I am not rigid in my approach to teaching and I treat each student like the unique individuals they are. My students often stay with me for 6,8 10 years and former students return to me because I provide a resource to them that they cannot find anywhere else. I love helping people learn new things. I love seeing them grow. I have spent a lot of time struggling and learning things on my own and I absolutely love helping people who are struggling to overcome their limitations and boundaries.

Years in business

21

Times hired on Thumbtack

31

Background check

Completed
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    Q & A

    • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
      Standard pricing is currently $45 dollars per hour and students are asked to pay for a block of 4 lessons at a time ($180). There is some limited availability for discounted pricing for lower income students.
    • 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.

    Business hours

    Mountain Time Zone
    SundayClosed
    Monday11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Tuesday11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Wednesday11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Thursday11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Friday11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    SaturdayClosed
    Coverage Area for Arvada Guitar is about 10+ miles of Arvada, CO.