Pat Shelby, Guitar Teacher January 18, 2015
Do you dream of playing the guitar or improving your skills? Please allow me tell you about my experience taking guitar lessons from Pat Shelby. Pat is personable, approachable, and creates such a fun, safe, energetic, yet focused atmosphere, that it is simply a pleasure to practice, try new skills, and look forward to the next step of proficiency. He is a professional musician with awards, CDs and years and years of experience not only with acoustic guitar, which is what Im learning, but with bass and electric, as well. He assessed my level, then personalized my lessons to help me achieve my goals, offered up music theory that I could understand, and patiently worked with a learning disability that I have. He used technology to enrich the experience, providing chord charts printed out specific to my songs, arranging guitar music to suit my vocal range so I could sing with it. He sent follow-up lesson notes to me via e-mail, and tracked my progress to keep me moving forward. He also sent Youtube links with lessons targeted to my current skills.
I enjoy every lesson with Pat, and also enjoy seeing and hearing his other students at recitals where the students, ranging in age from 6 or 7 years old to retired, perform everything from folk to rock to blues to classical music with the guidance and encouragement of this gifted teacher. Add in flexible scheduling and reasonably-priced lessons, and you may find that your dream of playing or improving at the guitar is about to come true.