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When I came to Dave Lockwood for guitar lessons, I was struggling in kind of a self-taught rut. I could play chords for a lot of songs, but I didn't know the theory or anything you would call "advanced". Dave's methods show you how to understand the fretboard and why certain notes and chords go together. He is really helping me become a complete player. Mostly though, Dave is a very patient teacher. He doesn't mind going over the same material with you until you understand it and he'll take different approaches until you get it. I really appreciate this about his teaching methods.
Taking violin lessons (and now viola) with Paige. It's been a much better experience for me than my first time trying to learn violin. I appreciate that she's willing to adapt her lessons to my own goals and also select music that is actually pleasing to listen to even for an absolute beginner. As some other reviews mentioned, she's also very quick to reply to any messages.
Awesome teacher!! I have been taking lessons for five years with Eric and can honestly say that I would not be where I am as a guitarist today if I hadn't. As a teacher, Eric helps to explain not only "how" to play, but goes further to explain the "why" behind it all, teaching the "music theory" behind what is being played in a way that is both understandable and applicable to becoming a better musician. Starting out as just a beginner, I knew that there was always something new that I could learn from Eric, from learning how to play my favorites songs, to being taught new chord structures and scale concepts, I always had something cool, exciting, and challenging to go home and practice. I would highly recommend Eric as a teacher for anyone looking to become a better guitarist and musician.
Awesome couldn't have ask for a better instructor. I was so nervous starting out as a beginner on the piano but Ms. Pam made me feel very comfortable and she's very patient. Ms. Pam rocks!
Ray was very professional and highly structured in providing me high quality bass music lessons. The learning environment was conducive to learning and aided in my learning.
Derek is a number #1 when it comes to the music world. If you need instrument lessons from bass, guitar, drums - he’s the guy that’ll get you to where you want to be. You’ll learn from the ear and he’ll show you the way. I learned from hearing a song and playing it. After awhile I could hear what I was supposed to play. Derek has a great heart and will make you feel welcomed into a group of students & friends that’ll show you what they’ve learned and even jam together. Derek is a long time friend and mentor. I’d never need to go anywhere else to learn.
Chris is very patient, and knows his stuff. He has great insight into beginning guitar and can really help anyone that is looking to learn develop good habits and pick up the basics quickly. He has a very pleasant and friendly demeanor and is always very supportive even when you are slow to pick up on a technique. As a very basic beginner, Chris has accelerated my learning curve significantly. His simplified approach to teaching me guitar has led me to really want to learn and given me the confidence to believe I can. No book required, Chris uses the music you like and teaches you to play the songs you really want to jam. No Mary Had a Little Lamb here. Thanks Chris!!!
I've been taking bass lessons from Jim Coley close to three years now and the experience has been nothing short of amazing. I came into it knowing absolutely nothing about bass with the exception of knowing I wanted to play. I didn't even know the note names of each open string! I'm still learning and have much to learn but I couldn't have picked a better teacher. He's patient, supportive, encourging and experienced. I came in aiming to be as well rounded as I could be and he has covered so much ground with me in a diverse curriculum spanning every genere possible. He is also more than willing to teach you songs by your favorite bands or artists. He goes above and beyond every time and has been flexible with me at every turn. Its more than worth your time and is one of the most valuable insvestments I have made since moving here. I strongly implore anyone with the desire to learn to take some cash and spend a few minutes with him and see how it goes. You'll be glad you did!
Chris is a phenomenal bass player and a great instructor. I have been taking lessons with him for a few months now. Being a beginner upright bass player and new to bowing technique, he has been patient and considerate with me. He is extremely observant, careful in his critiquing, and is able to break techniques down to their simplest form, which facilitates in understanding and implementing the technique sooner. I always come away feeling accomplished and improved as a musician after each lesson. I recommend Chris no matter what stage you are in your musical career.
Greg's been fantastic to work with. He asked what I wanted to learn and has catered his lessons to my goals. Exactly what I needed. He's very patient with me, and makes the practices fun. I look forward to them each week.
My 13 year old son has been taking bass lessons from Max for over a year now. Max is a talented, enthusiastic and committed teacher. My son loves working with him and he continues to progress. We highly recommend Max. He makes the lessons fun and always productive.
I really enjoy my bass lessons a lot. Im learning so much more than I thought. I think he is great for any level of playing. Whether you are a beginner or advanced, you can tell that he knows how to teach all levels. He has amazing resources to teach you basically any genre. He is really amazing and worth it. I highly recommend him.
I took 4 lessons with Kris before moving out of town, and I wish I could have taken him with me! I like that now I can pick up a guitar and feel comfortable enough to strum a little song, bc before I started I didn't even know how to hold the guitar right. Definitely a great teacher for beginners... i'd take more lessons if I lived closer!
Darian teaches guitar lessons to my Daughter. He was very assertive in finding her style both for learning and performing. He is a great teacher, specially for new beginners.
I give practical bass theory through application. Many teachers want to set a person down and dictate theory. Then, when all that theory is disseminated, one gets to apply the theory. Most people cannot fathom all the pure theory. Rather, most people learn a language, in this case a musical language, through its use with the applicable theory as appropriate. That is what I do.
I am a full-time working musician with many years of experience. My lesson curriculum utilizes music that you like in order to teach you the skills you need to fulfill your personal musical goals! Want to focus on improvement? Interested in becoming a studio musician? Whatever your goals are, I'll teach you the skills you need to accomplish them, while also sharing my personal experiences in these fields. As a successful self-employed bassist myself, I know and teach exactly what it takes to apply the bass guitar on any level, whether it be professionally or as a hobby. I also am well-versed in the electronics and inner workings of the guitar, and can repair nearly anything that is wrong with the guitar. Give me a call!
I have been a professional musician for 51 years and have done numerous engagements, both in the performance and recording areas of this business. I can tailor my method of teaching to the students' expectations or give them a combination that meets their needs, along with reasonable explanations about theory. Ultimately, if the student is a beginner, intermediate, or an advanced player, I am sure that they will be happy with the results.
I have been playing music professionally for 12 years. I started at a young age and grew up performing and learning. I have recently graduated for the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland. The experience and education I have had make me exceptional choice.
I teach a 10 week group course that will have you playing a song day one (if you know basic chord shapes) or by lesson two if you don't. No reading of music necessary! And be able to play for family/friends inside of 10 weeks. After that, you can choose how you wish to progress. Lessons can be done via Skype. Saturdays available