Bradley B Stone
Bradley B Stone

Bradley B Stone

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Offers remote services
Offers remote services
$30
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Interested musical styles

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Introduction: Teaching guitar is my passion. I believe that everyone has a musical potential and I love helping people develop their musicality and I firmly believe that the saying "if you give a person a fish, you feed them for a day. But if you teach someone to fish, you feed them for a lifetime." I put every part of me into finding the best way for my students to learn. I have over eight years experience teaching guitar in a variety of styles including rock, blues, finger-style, and classical guitar.
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Hired 60 times

Serves Silver Spring, MD

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12 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

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Maria B.
May 10, 2021
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I highly recommend Brad! Classical guitar is really a perfect style as you don’t need a band or a backing track to make nice music. Brad’s experience is evident in that he knows many methods and techniques to elevate your playing. I like the pace of the lessons - I have learned many songs yet we have gone through each song in detail. He has an easy going style in that he delivers criticisms and suggestions in a helpful and educational manner. I feel as if I improve with each lesson as he chooses songs and exercises of slightly increasing difficulty. I’ve enjoyed my lessons and intend to continue with Brad!

Details: 45 - 64 years old • 4+ yrs of formal training • Yes, can read music staff • Acoustic • Classical • No, but the student is planning to purchase an instrument • 45 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Kendra H.
Nov 9, 2020
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I cannot recommend Bradly enough! Honestly, I have been so happy with our lessons individual guitar lessons and my own progress. Last winter when I decided to start guitar lessons as a total beginner, and I found Bradly on Thumbtack and I have been SO impressed with his teaching style, patience, knowledge, professionalism, and super high quality instruction. I can't believe how many songs I have learned how to play already and I'm even reading music! He is extremely responsive when I have any questions and he is such a wonderful, supportive teacher. He very effectively uses technology to share music sheets, videos, notes, and calendar appointments that makes everything a breeze. I wish I could give more than 5 stars; he has been so great. If you are looking for an awesome guitar teacher who will meet you where you are at and support you to reach your goals, and who will always be kind and professional, Bradly is your guy!!

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No formal training • No, cannot read music • Acoustic • Rock • Blues • Folk • Classical • Yes, the student has an instrument • 45 minutes • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

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Eduardo V.
Oct 25, 2020
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I have been taking guitar lessons 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.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No formal training • No, cannot read music • Acoustic • Rock • What the teacher recommends • Classical • No, but the student is planning to purchase an instrument • 60 minutes • I travel to the guitar teacher

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Stacey K.
Mar 29, 2020
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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.

Details: 18 - 25 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Yes, can read music staff • Acoustic • Classical • Yes, the student has an instrument • 60 minutes • I travel to the guitar teacher

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Eddie T.
Aug 13, 2019
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I had 2 guitar teachers prior to Brad and all I can say is that Brad is the real deal. I've had Brad for 4 months and made significant progress as a beginner. I like how Brad writes everything down and gives "homework" every lesson. He also knows a lot about technique and music theory, both of which I now know are very important. At certain times, it does feel like Brad is going fast. But that's exactly how it should be if you want to make progress. I've had teachers before who had no outline or schedule and just tried to make easy money. Unlike them, Brad is really trying to get you to get better. It is well worth the money spent.

Details: 18 - 25 years old • No formal training • Yes, can read guitar tabs • What the teacher recommends • Rock • Classical • Blues • Jazz • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has an instrument • 60 minutes • I travel to the guitar teacher • The guitar teacher travels to me

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FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I charge $60 for the hour, $45 for 45 minutes, and $30 for 30 minutes.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    the first lesson is a free-trial lesson that combines evaluating my students goals and skills and from there building a curriculum with which I can foster their growth

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have a Bachelor's of Music from the Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory in Cleveland Ohio, where I also took music pedagogy classes. I have been teaching both adults and children for over 5 years and I'm currently pursuing my Master's of music at the New England Conservatory of Music with a concentration in Music in Education

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