Brian Hayes Online Music Lessons
Brian Hayes Online Music Lessons

Brian Hayes Online Music Lessons

$60/hour
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Introduction: Brian Hayes has been providing guitar, bass and piano lessons since 1996. His playing experience includes over 25 years in electric, acoustic and nylon string guitar in the styles of rock, metal, classical and flamenco and has been formally trained in the areas of classical guitar and classical piano. Through his years of teaching experience, Brian has perfected step-by-step methods for beginner to advanced guitar and piano, reflecting the variety of styles in his musical background. In addition to instructional books, teaching materials include: progress sheets for keeping detailed records of the student’s progress, chord and scale diagrams, rhythm exercises with various strumming and finger-style patterns, complete scale program starting from beginner, working up to advanced and music theory materials. I take pride in providing people of all ages with the musical skills that will last them a lifetime.
Overview

Hired 40 times

Serves Sanford, FL

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28 years in business

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This pro accepts payments via Apple Pay, Cash, Check, Credit card, PayPal, Venmo, and Zelle.

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, value, and work quality.

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Lilian g.
4 weeks ago
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Hired on Thumbtack

He truly know his craft and my daughter loves her guitar lessons with him. I high recommend.

Details: 14 - 17 years old • No formal training • No, cannot read music • Acoustic • Rock • Yes, the student has an instrument • 45 minutes • My home, venue, etc.

Guitar Lessons
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Duber S.
3 weeks ago
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Hired on Thumbtack

Brian is very professional, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about music.

Details: 14 - 17 years old • Yes, the student can read music • 0 - 2 yrs of formal training • Classical • Yes, the student has a keyboard • 45 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

Piano Lessons
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Andrew c.
Jun 7, 2023
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Hired on Thumbtack

Teaching my grandkids the piano and guitar! Pleasant, knowledgeable and easy to work with.

Details: 6 - 9 years old • No formal training • No, cannot read music • Acoustic • Jazz • Folk • Yes, the student has an instrument • 30 minutes • My home, venue, etc.

Guitar Lessons
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Sam K.
4 weeks ago
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Hired on Thumbtack

He’s just great all around and likes my progress

Details: 26 - 44 years old • 0 - 2 yrs of formal training • Yes, can read guitar tabs • Acoustic • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has an instrument • 45 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

Guitar Lessons
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Sheryl K.
Mar 15, 2017
Brian was a fantastic piano and guitar instructor for my daughter. He truly makes learning fun for a teenager. He was always on time, patient during lessons, and his amazing talent was inspirational. Plus he has a great personality and gets along well with parents. His fees are very fair, too. (My daughter stopped lessons because she went off to college.).....Additionally, Brian is a wonderful entertainer for parties. He recently played at my mother's 85th birthday bash. EVERYONE loved his beautiful classical guitar music.
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FAQs

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Since my adult students may already have an idea of the styles of music that interest them, I begin by formulating a method plan to fit their musical interests and goals. The IReal Pro app is used to provide backing tracks for all written assignments. For my younger beginners, the Hal Leonard Method is my typical approach. The Hal Leonard "Easy Pop Melodies," are then added, which is a great way to apply the note-reading skills learned in the method books. "IReal Pro" is used for all backing tracks.

  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    I’ve worked with students ranging from the ages of 5 to 90. Although children from the age range of 5 to 10 are typically better off starting on piano, guitar can be fine at that age as well, depending on the student. And you’re never too old to learn how to play an instrument or learn something new. I live by this philosophy, myself!

  • What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?

    Always hire an instructor who keeps you accountable to play in time and who keeps a record of your current practice speeds. Whether you’re working on reading notes from a method book, learning scales and improvisation, learning to play your favorite songs or practicing chord progressions, time is everything in music. Starting by playing accurately at a slow speed and gradually working up is the key to mastery.

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