My husband is really enjoying his guitarlessons with Bradley!
Bradley B Stone
My partner and I scheduled lessons together with Jaime to learn the guitar. We are both beginners, so we chose Jaime because of his several reviews of being very knowledgable about the guitar and patient with people, which proved to be true. Overall, our first experience with Jaime was great! We really enjoyed our lesson and look forward to many more.
Jaime's Guitar Studio
Just started working with Dan and am impressed with his responsiveness and flexibility. As a busy professional who works long hours...and wants to squeeze in guitarlessons...it was great to find someone with weekend availability AND who is willing to come to my house, making lessons efficient/convenient. At my first lesson, it was clear he would be a great fit - I learned more in one lesson with him than I did in 5 lessons with a teacher I had a few yrs back. Very impressed so far.
Dan Searl Music
Jacob is not only an expert at the guitar including both playing capability and music theory, but he has a particular gift as an instructor. Rather than a cookie cutter solution to teaching he tailors the lessons to the level of ability and can go into music theory to explain the “why” behind the concepts, if that’s of interest, or can teach purely by demonstration. He can therefore cover the full spectrum of approaches to whatever is best for the student. He’s an extremely nice person in general and has amazing patience so there’s a comfortable environment for learning. He also tailors the lessons in the context of songs that I like, which make lessons even more engaging. He has also been highly flexible on scheduling and travels to make lessons as convenient as possible. There’s no reason not to learn the guitar when there are resources as good as Jacob out there. I highly recommend working with Jacob.
I was looking for a guitar instructor who would come to my apartment and was comfortable with multiple music styles. Jacob is great! He is very knowledgeable and always shows up on time. I would not hesitate to hire him for your own lessons.
Working with Bob has been such a beneficial experience! His systems and well honed methods make the material straight forward and accessible and his lessons are always fun. He is also a great person who cares about his work and that you really learn the guitar!
Wolfman's School of Music
Brad is not only an excellent guitarist whose skills inspire me to work harder, but also a patient and creative instructor. I have been a student of Brad’s for almost a year now. Although I started off with little to no knowledge of the guitar, I can now read sheet music, play scales, and connect music theory to the pieces I am playing. In each lesson, Brad builds my arsenal of guitar-playing tools by teaching me helpful drills, contextualizing techniques and notes to their purpose in the music, and making new concepts accessible to a beginner like me. He is a fun and trustworthy teacher who I feel has my best interest in mind. As long as I practice and meet him halfway in our lesson plan, I trust that my abilities as a guitarist will continue to grow.
In terms of logistics, I have also been very pleased and appreciative of Brad’s scheduling flexibility and communication. I have taken both in-person and online lessons with him, as well as weekly for some months and bi-weekly for others. They have all been equally effective and of high quality. Brad is organized with his materials, plans ahead to make each lesson worthwhile, and makes himself available to questions and concerns even outside of lesson times. I highly recommend taking lessons with Brad if you are looking for an approachable instructor who truly cares about his craft and his students’ learning experiences.
Bradley B Stone
I have been taking guitarlessons with Brad for about a year and a half now and it has been a really rewarding experience. Brad has a very professional and down to earth teaching style which has made it easy for me to feel comfortable with taking lessons form him. Brad understands I work a full time 9-6 job and the limitations that come along with that.
In terms of his expertise, I appreciate that Brad as a classically trained player is extremely knowledgable in both the guitar and music in general. I am someone who needs context and Brad has always taken the time to explain concepts and ideas thoroughly. He really concerns himself with the musical context and meaning behind everything that we play and this allows me to feel like I am actually growing and developing a musical identity as opposed to just mechanically playing an instrument.
I am extremely satisfied with the progress I've made while being Brad's student. While I appreciate his help in diving into music that I want to explore, I am equally grateful for the structure and overall comprehensive framework that he brings to the lessons. Lastly I would say that he has helped me constantly achieve and set new goals in my guitar journey. I needed someone to make my learning as efficient as possible and that has been possible with Brad.
If you're serious about starting to learn the instrument and are looking for an instructor that will work with you to figure out what works best for you - I would definitely recommend trying out a lesson with Brad.
Bradley B Stone
I had an enjoyable and mind-stretching introductory lesson with John that went well beyond the scheduled time. He is an excellent musician, which would be expected. But he also is an excellent teacher, which isn't always the case with talented performers. John spent considerable time and attention assessing my level and my interests, then provided me with a both some skills-building exercises and guitar theory that produced one of those light-bulb moments. I'm looking forward to regular sessions with him.
Guitar lessons with John
On a whim, I decided to pick it up the guitar after trying once earlier in college but knew it would be difficult with my very busy work schedule. Enter Jacob who has been nothing but an absolute joy to learn from! From his flexibility to work around my schedule, to the personalized Youtube videos he sends me to reinforce our lessons, to the genuine interest he takes in my success...I honestly couldn't have been happier with my decision. I selfishly wish he didn't take on more students, but also know that it would be a crime not to share his talents with the world. Do yourself a favor and don't think twice!
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