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Four years ago, I met Bertrand at one of his performances and I was blown away. I’ve taken lessons with him since. He isn’t just a fantastic guitarist, he is a wealth of musical knowledge and artistic insights. Bertrand is an incredibly versatile player and can help you achieve any musical goal you are seeking. In four years I’ve gone from chord shapes and strumming to someone who understands both the guitar and music. Bertrand is a master of his craft, and I know me and all of his other students consider ourselves lucky to have him as a teacher.Sep 20, 2019Verified
I've taken six guitar lessons now with Bertrand and they were great! I like his approach and idea of applied theory rather than just music theory, and learning how songs work to be a better musician and not just a guitarist who plays things and doesn't understand how or why they work. Also of the long term goal of being able to express whatever you want with a guitar through the guitar. Thanks! Will be continuing with my lessonsJul 10, 2019Verified
Learning from Bertrand has been great! After a 10 year hiatus from guitar I started taking lessons with Bertrand, and only wish I had started sooner. Great approach and lessons are always fun.Sep 18, 2017Verified
I have been taking classical guitar lessons from Bertrand for a few weeks and am pleased with the progress. Bertrand has a contagious music philosophy and a knack for intertwining genres. He emphasizes music theory beyond the guitar and is constantly interested in the structural foundations of the pieces I play.Sep 16, 2016Verified
Guitar Lessons (for adults)
Bertrand is an excellent teacher! After every lesson I have with him, I come out with a lot of new material to review, and a lot of cool tricks on the guitar that I had not realized before. He's really opened my eyes to a lot of theory and ear training, I look forward to lessons with him.Dec 11, 2016Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Hour & prices: In my studio: $60 (But $50 Bulk rate and 1rst lesson) Your house: $75 if within 3 miles of Porter Group: Workshops /Classes TBA Any frequency welcome (Weekly/monthly etc...)
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?-Preliminary chat/ orientation on the phone, a two way interview of sorts. We talk about goals, styles, the music that inspires the student (could be anything at all) I present various style of learning so we can design a unique lesson plan and approach for that person. - i present the various supporting materials I use for teaching, and the path, the thread that will connect all lessons.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Berkley College of Music was good for theory, Mass Art was great for creativity. Before that, I self studied from books and mostly by ear from recordings. I learned a lot on stage: Rock, Blues & avant-guard bands freed up my the electric guitar side, but I never forgot the acoustic. Guitar for live Improv' Theatre for years was /is a great training in articulating on the spot an emotion. I study classical to improve reading skills, to understanding composition. I also study how the brain learns, and positive psychology. I do think a good teacher must remain a student forever.