|Monday||11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.|
|Friday||11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.|
Brian Gross Anandale Guitar Lessons
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Brian is a good instructor!May 17, 2017VerifiedBrian G.'s reply
I am responding to your initial review because it provided no option to respond Thank you, Jesse, for your feedback. As with all my students, your complete satisfaction is paramount to me. I have been teaching guitar for over twenty years, and this is the first unfavorable review I've received. I would never want any student to feel as though he/she had to hide their own knowledge. Please feel free to share and express yourself during our lessons. I’ve been fortunate to teach several recording artists who have different sets of knowledge than I have. I find that I can learn from my students, as well. Conversely, I would like to report that these students all found that I had something to offer to further their guitar education. Thus, your input is very important to me; I sincerely want to know what you need or want. While I don’t recall the exact quote you reported, it is true that theory and chord construction are not my strongest assets. I teach many styles including folk, rock (classic and modern), country, bluegrass, swing and more, but my specialty is blues. I believe that my strengths as a blues guitar teacher include: • A comprehensive knowledge of all forms and styles of electric and acoustic blues guitar, including acoustic delta blues, as both a teacher and performer for more than twenty years. • Demonstrating and teaching students rhythm and lead, the various blues forms/progressions such as 12-bar, 8-bar, 16-bar, I IV V, I IV ii V, songs, intros, turnarounds, endings, tone, phrasing, comping, etc. • Teaching everything a student needs to learn to jam with friends, prepare for public performing, or just to enjoy playing for themselves. Finally, I want to add that you are a quick study, I enjoy teaching you, and I certainly hope that you will continue to enjoy your lessons with me. It appears from the subsequent updates that you posted that you are learning from your lessons, so I want to ensure your satisfaction. Feel free to share any questions or concerns with me. I take pride in tailoring my student’s curriculum to their individual needs. Your feedback is important to me. Best Regards, BG Brian Gross
Eric A.Dec 30, 2015Verified
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I learned to play guitar at high school. I loved playing right away and learned as much as I could. When getting ready to attend college, I considered pursuing a career in music, but thought the only way would be to become a rock start, and what were the chances of that While getting my degree in marketing, I continued playing guitar and took a few courses in Jazz Theory and Improvisation. After working in sales and market for almost 10 years, I lost my passion for my work. My girlfriend, a school teacher who also tutored after school asked me whether I ever thought about teaching guitar. After pondering about her suggestion I decided to give it a go. A had a few students and decided to visit my old music teacher from college. I went to a bulletine board in the music building and found a card that said a music teacher was looking to hire guitar teachers. I picked up 5 new students right away and figures out how many students I needed to make a living. Not much later I reached my goal. I had transitioned into a new career and was very excited to be once again have a job doing what I love. Wanting to become a performer, I started frequenting the open mikes/blues jams. One of the band members who ran a blues jam that I liked advised me to start my own band. I did just that and, as they say, the rest is history. Being able to make a living doing what I love - teaching and performing - has been very rewarding.
- What types of customers have you worked with?I provide weekly private guitar lessons to most of my clients. I also have taught semi-private lessons to families or friends. My clients vary in ability from beginners through advanced, and from age 9 through senior citizens.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?1. Ask how long instructor has been teaching 2. Ask instructor to describe their teaching method 3. What styles and levels do you teach; what is your specialty 4. Ask for references 5. Are you a performer