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In one lesson, Tristan offered a lot of useful information about playing guitar. He also seemed to really enjoy teaching, which makes for a fun lesson. He knew I was struggling with thumb joint pain and came with strategic stretches and healthy playing technique tips to help me avoid doing further damage. He also offered exercises for memorizing notes on the guitar and introduced me to triad chords for easier playing than the barre chords I was used to. He travelled to my house on a Saturday evening, which fit great with my schedule. I highly recommend Tristan as a guitar teacher!Jan 14, 2018Verified
Tristan is an excellent guitarist and a true student and admirer of the craft of guitar playing. This shows through in his attention to detail in his playing and dedication to his students and clients. Tristan played my wedding and we could not have been happier with his performance. He worked with us to create the right tone for our ceremony, offered many good suggestions for songs, styles, and arrangements, and played flawlessly on the day (a very hot day, in a tux, in the sun, mind you!) I cannot recommend him highly enough for lessons or live performance.Aug 8, 2017
I am an adult who has played the guitar for most of my life without ever having taken any lessons. Tristan has been an amazing resource helping me build a much deeper understanding of what I play, teaching me new ways to play, and helping me (finally!) to read music. His patience and understanding makes him an excellent teacher and mentor.Sep 25, 2016
Tristan was very flexible about scheduling the lesson and tailored the singing training to my needs. He was patient during the class and very good at explaining music concepts to a complete novice (me)!Aug 3, 2016Verified
Tristan was just amazing! Super talented, his voice brought tears to us all! We hired Tristan to sing with his guitar the Wedding Song at the marriage of our daughter. He was truly perfect, kind and honestly simply made the ceremony so extra special!Sep 9, 2019
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I recently completed my Bachelor's in Guitar Performance at Berklee College of Music, graduating Summa Cum Laude. I began studying the guitar at the age seven under the direction of my father, who graduated from Berklee College of Music. Since then I have had the honor of studying with many of the greatest guitarists in the Boston area, including Richie Hart, John Baboian, John Wilkins, Ken Taft, and Erik Ringstad.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?Music and teaching have run in my family for many years. Both of my grandfathers were guitarists; one of them still teaches in Pittsburgh! My father currently teaches at Berklee, and my mother is a country singer and Berklee graduate as well. All this being said, music was never pushed on me as a profession, it was just something I naturally gravitated towards.
- What types of customers have you worked with?I have worked with customers of all skill levels from ages 5-85. Age is no limiting factor on becoming a musician, as long as there is a love for music and a desire to learn.