|Monday||11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.|
Guitar Lessons, Music Theory, Composing
About this pro
48 years in business
21 hires on Thumbtack
First off, Larry is one of the best teachers I have ever had. You can tell he cares about every fundamental building block necessary to become a well rounded musician. He's particular about certain techniques, and as I progress I continue to discover the brilliant method to his madness. I took saxophone lessons for 4+ years, and was in multiple bands, but I can honestly say Larry has liberated the way I understand music. Lessons with Larry are one of a kind. He writes the lesson book week by week, combining years of knowledge and experience into one book for your personal use. You learn everything you would have if you paid thousands of dollars for music education, plus the one on one lesson time. So nothing goes misunderstood, and you move at your perfect pace. I recommend Larry to anyone who truly wants to become a great musician. There are no shortcuts, and this is the real deal. Larry has mastered the art of teaching, and I honestly believe he will help me surpass the high expectations I have set for myself as a musician.Jun 8, 2017Verified
My first lesson with Larry Hoffman went very well. I was satisfied with the instruction as well as lesson objectives moving forward. Mr. Hoffman possesses a wealth of music knowledge that I'm looking forward to tapping into with much appreciation. JIMJan 19, 2017Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My fee is $60 an hour, or $35 a half-hour. Once you start studying with me, the fee will not increase.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?First, and most importantly, I find out the goals of the student... what he or she wants to do musically, short and long-term. Then, I evaluate the skills of the student (beginning or advanced, it makes no difference).. I look for strengths and especially for weaknesses, so as to tell the new student what I feel he or she needs and how I will help them gain strength in those areas. I will also suggest methods of practice.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have been a professional folk, blues, and jazz artist as well as a Grammy-nominated blues historian, and an award-winning record producer. And I have won awards as a composer. I have a Masters and Bachelors degree in theory and composition from the Peabody Conservatory, where I taught for ten years. I also studied jazz for six years with the teacher of John Coltrane. I have been teaching for over forty years, and love to teach. I have my own program and use selected texts when needed. Teaching is not something I do on the side for money, it is a crucial part of my art.