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Guitar Lessons (for adults)
John has been very responsive and has helped me overcome my fear of starting. My first lesson on my new guitar was tonight and it went very well.Oct 6, 2016Verified
John is a great guitar teacher. He is very knowledgeable, patient, and a highly skilled guitarist. I was a little apprehensive to start taking lessons but that went away 5 minutes into my first lesson. My skills have improved immensely. I am so glad I picked John to be my guitar teacher.Aug 16, 2019
I took six years of lessons under John Hedger, and I truly can't say enough good things about his level of performance and pedagogical approach. As a professional classical musician myself, I wouldn't hesitate to suggest John Hedger for anyone interested in guitar lessons. Few guitarists can provide both high level classical and electric/rock based lessons, and I can personally say that the quality of instruction offered by the John Hedger Guitar Studio is top notch.Aug 8, 2015
I have been playing guitar for three years, and John Hedger was by far the most amazing, talented, and fun teacher I have ever worked with. In under an hour he taught me how to play "Crosstown Traffic" by Jimi Hendrix- a song I have been dying to learn. If you want to learn how to play any song in the world, Hedger is your man for the job. I was extremely impressed by his beyond reasonable rates; fun nature; and ability to play just like Hendrix. The spectrum of his repertoire is infinite. If you want to learn how to play the guitar, go to John. That is honestly all you need to know. He is an extraordinary musician who definitely will not bore you within a lesson.Jan 14, 2015
My son takes lessons from John and he really is the best guitar teacher we've ever had!Jan 1, 2015
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I offer either 30 minute lessons / 45 minute Lessons (highly recommended to most students)/ Or 60 minute lessons. I charge either by the month or by the 3-month semester. Students who pay by the 11-week semester will save $5 -$7 off the monthly rate, but it is still ok to play by the month if you prefer. 2019/2020 PRICING: Fall 2019 Guitar Lessons 30 min lessons: $102 per month/$291 per semester (save $5 per month) 45 min lessons: 150 per month/$432 per semester (save $6 per month) 60 min lessons: $196 per month/$567 per semester (save $7 per month) (the above rates are locked in and will not change until Fall of 2020) I generally recommend regular 45 minute lessons for most students except for the very young. .................................. If you are uncertain at all about jumping in and committing to regular guitar lessons I do offer a "One Time" introductory lesson for $35 to get an idea of how I teach and help you decide. Feel free to schedule an Into Lesson with me on Thumbtack today! ................................. Finally, One request I sometimes get from students is to just take a lesson every two weeks or one lesson per month, etc.. I do not recommend this for beginners because if a student somehow misunderstands something in the lesson and practices it wrong for 2 or 4 weeks it can impede one's progress. Also, it can be hard to keep continuity in the learning process with infrequent lessons. However, if one must take fewer lessons per month I would definitely suggest hour long lessons at a minimum, but maybe consider up to 2 hour lessons for better progress if skipping weeks. For extreme scheduling cases I also have 'one time' lesson fees for those who must take lessons only sporadically and I usually recommend a 60 minute lesson for those students so that more material can be covered because they may be taking a lesson only every other week or so. The one-time lesson fees are a little higher. Fall 2018 "One time" scheduled lesson fees: 30 min = $30 45min = $45 60min = $60 (recommended) 120min = $120 .................................. Still have questions? Feel free to contact me on Thumbtack!
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I always ask a new student what kind of musical background they might have, and reassure them that it is fine if they are total beginners! If a student has been self - taught for a couple of years or so I might advise that they may have picked up a few bad habits that I may ask them to work on changing. I also try to determine which direction the student desires to go - or what style of music they are most interested in, so we can work on a goal of taking them in the direction he or she wants to go.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?First of all I have been performing music, playing professional paying gigs since the age of 12 (48 years). I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in music with High Distinction from the University of Kentucky, and also a Master of Music degree from the University of Kentucky. Since 1992, I have been the primary guitar professor at Transylvania University. In 1993 I joined the music staff at Berea College as guitar professor there. I was also the guitar professor at Centre College from the year 2000 until 2012. I was the guitar instructor for the Kentucky Governor's School for the Arts for six years. I continue to perform in the community and front my own blues band, singing and playing electric blues guitar and also still perform in concert recitals on both classical guitar and renaissance lute.