Dave Lockwood Guitar Studio
It’s free with no obligation to hire
Hired 125 times
16 years in business
Top Pro status
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Jul - Dec
Photos and Videos
7 photos and 3 videos
General event / party,
Rock / classic rock,
Jazz / Blues,
Guitar Lessons (for adults)
Dave has been great, teaching me how to play great songs and the music theory behind the songs. This is giving me a great foundation to build my guitar skills and allow me to grow for the long term. Dave is very easy to work with and is very encouraging.Oct 20, 2016Verified
Dave did a great job, we enjoyed the 1st class, looking forward to continuing the class. Dave's passion for music clearly comes across in the way he teaches the class. My daughter is the one that is getting trained and she is looking forward to her next class.Aug 20, 2016Verified
Dave is an outstanding teacher. He can take whatever skill you currently have and move you to a higher level. Dave will advise you, or develop anything you would like to develop! He holds a superb knowledge of music, as he is a jazz musician. Dave can help you on multiple levels of music (technique, ear training, breaking down a song). He is a real asset to the guitar teaching world.Oct 15, 2015
Dave is an incredible teacher who also instills in his students a great love of music and the guitar! Two of my sons have taken lessons with Dave for several years. Though each of my boys are very different from each other, Dave is able to teach each one in a way that applies specifically to the way they learn. My sons have both grown significantly in their musical abilities under Dave's instruction. One is now a part of a worship band. The other in now in college and regularly plays both for his own benefit and for others. Our family highly recommends Dave!Feb 27, 2014
My 15 yr old daughter had her first guitar lesson with Dave Lockwood this week. We could not have asked for a better first lesson. He was very thorough yet very patient and understanding with her. He gave clear instructions and helped her figure out what she was doing wrong. Also, he praised her for what she did right. I would highly highly recommend Dave Lockwood!!! My daughter loves practicing guitar now. We can’t wait to continue working with him.Jan 10, 2020Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My standard pricing is $27/half hour, or $55/hr. For the first lesson, you'll just pay for the one lesson. After that, lessons are paid for by the calendar month.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?The first thing we'll do together is discuss their previous experiences with music (if there are any). From there, I can start to formulate a picture of what needs to change in their approach to get them to move towards their guitar goals. We'll also talk about what their preferred style of music is, as the guitar can do anything musically. Which is great, but also potentially intimidating if you don't choose a direction. Every student is different, so there is no "typical lesson". I teach raw beginners as well as players with many years of experience. I address things such as proper technique (playing scales, strumming chords, etc), as well as more advanced topics such as music theory, ear training, composing, chord melody playing, sweep picking, arpeggios, reharmonization, and many, many other things.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I've been playing and studying the guitar since 1986. I have an advanced degree from Berklee College of Music in Boston, and have studied extensively with great teachers in NY, as well as Atlanta. There's always something to learn!