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15 years in business
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11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
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First time getting guitar lessons from a pro. Highly recommendJan 26, 2018Verified
Dave makes guitar simple and fun. I generally can't wait until the next lesson. Thanks Dave!Jun 20, 2017Verified
Dave is a great guitar teacher! He is very knowledgeable, professional, responsive, punctual, etc. I feel like a lot of teachers sort of wing it when they see you and a lot of the time they don't really understand your goals, but Dave is very good at understanding what you want/need and helping you get there. He's also a really nice guy. I also love that I get to take my lessons with him via Skype because there's no commute to see him and I feel it ends up saving me a lot of time. It might seem scary or weird at first if you don't use Skype a lot, but I highly recommend it!Jun 23, 2017Verified
Guitar Lessons (for adults)
Dave is very thorough in his lessons and knows about the guitar. He is a wonderful teacher and patient!Oct 22, 2016Verified
Guitar Lessons (for adults)
We have yet to start guitar lessons with Mr. Lockwood but so far he has been a dream to do business with! He has been prompt with responding to questions and he has been incredibly accommodating!Jun 13, 2015Verified
- 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!