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5 years in business
2 hires on Thumbtack
I really enjoy having Bob as my guitar teacher. He is very good at explaining things in a way a new player will understand.Mar 10, 2016
Bob is very helpful and a great teacher.Mar 9, 2016Verified
I highly recommend Bob as a fantastic guitar teacher. Bob's passion for the guitar is evident in how he teaches and is excited to see his students succeed and enjoy playing. I'm a long distance student in another state but he makes sure I have the information I need by either online or phone. I wanted to learn the guitar for many years and glad my goal of playing has come true. It's never too late to learn. I gave him five stars because he's outstanding. Thank you, Bob!Mar 7, 2016
I attended my first sessions and follow up classes with Bob. He taught me several basic chords and lots of fun songs. It is amazing how many songs you can play with just a few chords. Bob has a passion for guitar music and is enthusiastic about passing it on to his students in as many ways as possible. In addition I have made new friends who are playing on my same level and we can share our enjoyment. Thanks, Bob, for getting me started , and helping me check off another item on my "bucket list" - playing the guitar!!Aug 14, 2014
I started taking Bob Wingates class at Rufty Holmes Center because the name of the class was Absolute Beginners; and thats what I was. I wanted very basic training learning simple chords. I accomplished that and more. My intention has never been to play for the public but to play for myself and for or with close friends. I love playing songs that Im familiar with and singing along still just playing basic chords and loving it. For those that want to learn more and go further into guitarism, Bob offers classes for those as well. Thank you, Bob, for encouraging and helping me to learn exactly what I wanted to learn. --Sandi LauzonAug 14, 2014
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I just have a fee for individual lessons, and discount that rate if it involves a class of multiple students, or if the student pays for multiple months in advance. Not too complicated.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Get to know them. Ask them what they would like to learn. Ask them if there are any particular techniques, styles or songs that they would like to learn. Develop a plan and discuss with the student and proceed from there. I'm also flexible to change.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I haven't had a lot of formal individual training, but I keep a running list of websites (and also make them available to my students) that offer guitar instruction. I also get emails with audio and video links to guitar lessons. Also, I subscribe to a guitar magazine which features regular guitar teaching lessons. I've been to guitar workshops and conferences over the years.