Cole Blouin
Cole Blouin

Cole Blouin

Offers remote services
Discounts available
Offers remote services
Discounts available
$40/hour
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Introduction: I have been playing guitar for 12 years, and in that time have participated in a wide range of musical experiences, from playing rock, bluegrass, and jazz in bands and combos through to high-level study at New England Conservatory, where I majored in Contemporary Improvisation and minored in Music Theory, and studied with Joe Morris, Hankus Netsky, and Stratis Minakakis, as well as at Oberlin College, where I studied jazz guitar with Bob Ferrazza, and at the Savannah Music Festival, where I worked directly with Julian Lage and Bryan Sutton. I am profoundly passionate about music not only as my own personal means of expression but also as a shared social experience and as an opportunity for others, of all ages and all skill levels, to experience joy and to grow as people. I believe that a good, encouraging, supportive teacher can not only help a student develop musical skills, but also gain self-confidence. I enjoy breaking down concepts - whether a chord progression, a scale, a melody, or something more advanced - into simple, digestible parts, which students can approach with a sense of discovery and agency. While I am capable of engaging with music theory, sightreading, etc (and I believe that these skills are important, and have a place in music pedagogy), I am a strong proponent of working by ear, and believe that a student’s ability to learn music from recordings and improvise will help them both to develop deeper insight into the music they most enjoy listening to and to have fun while doing it. I believe that, especially with older students, the student should have a lot of room to decide what it is they want to learn. With older students, I want to help them develop their own personal styles and their own repertoires, and to give them the technical, aural, theoretical, and conceptual tools to deeply engage with whatever the music is they are passionate about. I’m particularly enthusiastic about students who want to write their own music. I also understand that not every student is at a point in their development where they might be thinking this way - especially if they’re younger children! I am also comfortable teaching fundamentals. Ultimately, I just want to share my love for music with others. I also am comfortable teaching electric bass in rock and funk styles. I can teach beginner piano, songwriting, composition, production/recording techniques/mixing, and beginner voice. My pricing model can be adjusted according to need. Let's chat!
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Serves Brooklyn, NY

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3 years in business

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This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

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James R.
Nov 20, 2020
Cole has an amazing amount of guitar knowledge and is very friendly and encouraging! In one short lesson I learned a lot of chords that I never knew existed - I feel like I have a lot to practice and want to keep working.
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Aleksis M.
Nov 17, 2020
Cole is an extremely knowledgeable musician and I had a fascinating time studying guitar with him. To anyone who’s just beginning their artistic journey or is looking to broaden their musical horizons, I’d highly encourage you to reach out to Mr. Blouin.
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Kristen M.
Nov 13, 2020
Cole is extremely knowledgeable and communicates what he knows well, even to the most unknowing beginner. He has a holistic approach to teaching, connecting what you're learning on guitar to music theory and music history, as well as your own interests! Most importantly, he's patient, kind, and easy-going which keeps lessons fun, even in the frustration that comes with learning something new. I highly recommend him as a teacher!
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Thomas D.
Nov 11, 2020
I’ve had a few guitar lessons with Cole. Throughout, it was clear that Cole had a thorough knowledge of a wide range of styles and was very open to exploring anything I wanted to talk about. He is incredibly patient and uses very simple, accessible language whenever complex topics arise. Altogether, I totally recommend him to anyone who’s curious about picking up a guitar and taking some lessons.
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Cole Blouin

FAQs

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

    My pricing model is flexible according to income and need.

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

    I think of the first lesson as a consultation, and it's free - we talk about the student's interests and their long-term goals, I share some relevant things to practice, we might play some music, and if that's feeling good with the student, we can move onto regular lessons.

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

    I have a Bachelor's of Music degree from New England Conservatory, where I studied Contemporary Improvisation.

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