Dave Lockwood Guitar Studio

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45 reviews
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Customers rated this pro highly for punctuality, value, and responsiveness.
  • Bill H.

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    He is very knowledgeable and adapts to my needs while also adding his teaching program in addition.

    Feb 21, 2018Verified
  • Katie C.

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    Dave'a a great teacher and always really upbeat and patient. Highly recommended!

    Feb 1, 2018Verified

About this pro

I have extensive experience in both playing and teaching. I also have a knack for quickly developing rapport with students, which helps them become more engaged in the learning process. For students with a bit of experience, I have very effective methods for explaining the mysteries of music. I really like working with someone who's been frustrated for a long time, and seeing understanding take hold on their faces. That's the moment that inspires them to learn even more...

Years in business

14

Times hired on Thumbtack

88

Number of employees

1
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    Q & A

    • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
      My standard pricing is a $10 half hour trial lesson (or $20 hour trial), then $25/half hour, or $50/hr after that. Lessons are paid for by the month (after the trial lesson). Through Thumbtack, I offer a 20% discount off of your first 4 lessons after your trial lesson, which comes out to $20/$40, respectively.
    • 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 teacher in NY, as well as Atlanta. There's always something to learn!

    Business hours

    Eastern Time Zone
    Sunday11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    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.
    Saturday11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Coverage Area for Dave Lockwood Guitar Studio is about 10+ miles of Duluth, GA.