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I started learning the Guitar with another teacher about 2 years ago and I feel much more excited and inspired to learn since I have been working with Keith. He is very talented and it is great to have him show you certain things as opposed to just telling you. He is very knowledgeable about music and I would recommend him to any one who really wants to learn.Sep 9, 2019VerifiedCordell Music's reply
Thanks for this, Kevin. Been a pleasure working with you. Onward and upward!
Wanted lessons on how to play guitar better, got those lessons coupled with a general grounding in basic music theory that is tailored to guitar, rather than the traditional method that is historically based off of piano lessonsFeb 18, 2019Verified
I've taken lessons in the past and it was pretty much me learning chords. Cordell Music is concerned about his student becoming a well-rounded player and so he starts from the beginning and builds. The cool part is when you can start to see the pieces fit together. I'm excited about becoming a guitarist!Feb 7, 2019Verified
Prior to hiring Keith I had zero experience playing any instrument, so I was a bit apprehensive. Keith's professionalism and patience immediately put me at ease. Within 4 lessons, we've covered the elements of music, the parts of the guitar, how to tune it, how to handle it, how to play several major and minor chords, the chromatic scale, and musical notations and symbols. Each lesson builds on the last. Though I am still very much in the beginning of my journey in learning to play, I'm very thankful I found Keith and I'm very satisfied with his teaching methods.Jun 10, 2019Verified
I’ve been taking lessons from Kieth for about a month now. I already have some self taught experience and it’s awesome how he’s able to tailor lessons around my experience so that I always feel like I’m learning a ton in each session.Apr 14, 2019Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Lessons are always one hour in length. Lessons range from $35/hr to $50/hr depending on skill level and lesson location. Pricing also varies depending on time of day, with peak hours being evenings from 6:00pm to 10:00pm.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?First we will discuss the student's skill level and musical background. Complete beginners are certainly welcome, and I've had many successful students who've started from a blank slate. We will then work out which days and times work for the student, and whether the student would prefer in-home lessons or lessons at my home studio in midtown. We'll then settle on a day and time for the intro lesson, and then we're off!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I come from a long line of guitarists back to my great grandfather and perhaps beyond. I began my formal music training in middle school, and I continued through high school where I became an award winning guitarist twice at festival for Marist High School's jazz program. I also received the Louis Armstrong Award, an award given to one student per graduating class. Following high school, I received my degree in Music and Recording Industry Management at MTSU, where I completed four semesters of classical theory, and an additional semester of jazz theory. Since graduation in 2005 I have worked as a guitarist for hire in many areas including weddings, musical pits, studio work, worship services, live bands, etc. I am currently the lead guitarist for the touring Carly Burruss Band. I have been teaching since 1999, and I launched Cordell Music in 2009 with the aim of providing Atlanta with premier music instruction.