Bertrand' s Guitar Studio @ Porter Sq.02140
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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
Bertrand is a great teacher! He has a wealth of knowledge and the skills to back it up. I am making amazing progress while having a great time learning the repertoire that he provides. Normally, I am not a big fan of learning music theory but Bertrand does a good job of making it easy by applying it to the guitar.May 31, 2020Verified
Bertrand was very informative, patient and polite. He teaches in a very fun and engaging way. Will definitely have more lessons with him!May 1, 2020Verified
Taking Bertrand's class was a delightful and educational experience. I took a fingerstyle class that was able to meet once in person before COVID hit and forced us online. Bertrand made the transition to remote learning as seamless as possible. His dedication to his students and his craft is commendable. His teaching style is thoughtful and fun while pushing one to think harder about how and why the guitar is played the way it is.Apr 21, 2020Verified
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
- 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.