Guitar Lessons with Charlie
Guitar Lessons with Charlie

Guitar Lessons with Charlie

$30
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Interested musical styles

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Introduction: My name is Charlie Akers, and I am a local musician who has been professionally teaching and playing music for over a decade. My experiences in both performing and teaching has solidified my belief that music is one of the most valuable and rewarding hobbies one can pursue in their lifetime. Being a parent, you want the best for your child. Not only do you want them to grow and develop in a healthy and intellectually stimulating way, but you want them to be happy and full of positive self-esteem. Music education is the perfect vehicle for accomplishing these things. Not only is it intellectually and analytically stimulating, but it is truly fun and rewarding. I have worked with many children of all ages, and their parents have reported a very positive response since beginning lessons. If you take a look at statistics regarding the positive impact of music education, they reiterate the same point: music is a fun and rewarding life-long hobby that has a multitude of positive side-effects. I would be honored to be a guide for your child in their musical journey. And those of you who are a bit older who would like to start your own journey, the same applies! I look forward to hearing from you!
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Hired 30 times

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5 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

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

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Russ k.
Mar 22, 2022
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Charlie gives guitar lessons to my 7 yr old son. It’s his first time playing an instrument and Charlie is very patient, focused and has a great way of keeping his interest and momentum going. Our son looks forward to his lessons so much that he’s asked for 2x a week.

Details: 6 - 9 years old • No formal training • No, cannot read music • Acoustic • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has an instrument • 60 minutes • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

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John H.
Aug 4, 2022
Charlie is the first person I have taken guitar lessons from and I can't imagine getting better lessons from anybody else. No matter what your experience with music is, Charlie is the perfect fit. I had been learning guitar a bit on my own but reached a point where I needed guidance. Charlie has taught me infinitely more than I could have learned on my own. From a skill standpoint, he can hear pretty much any song and know exactly what chords are in it, or pick up a guitar lick mere seconds after hearing it. He makes it extremely easy to understand anything, and always has an answer to my questions. In the time I have been taking lessons him I feel way more confident in my skills, and every lesson leaves me feeling successful. You won't a better teacher out there!
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Melissa M.
May 11, 2022
Our son (9 years old) has been taking lessons with Charlie for nearly 6 months now and we can not express enough how great it has been! Our son loves rock music, and so Charlie took portions of famous rock songs and utilized those to teach our son guitar chords. It was incredible to see how personalized he makes his lessons in order to engage and excite his students to learn. Charlie is very responsive, patient, and so down to earth. If you, or anyone you know is looking to learn the guitar, I couldn’t think of anyone better!
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Sheree G.
Jul 7, 2021
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Hired on Thumbtack

I’ve had my first lesson and I think Charlie is a great teacher. No question is too small and he explains the why behind the how. That’s what a great instructor does. He’s personable and great with feedback focusing on the positives. I feel motivated and excited to keep learning!! I recommend giving him a call if you’ve ever wanted to play guitar!

Details: 45 - 64 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • No, cannot read music • Electric • Rock • Blues • Yes, the student has an instrument • 30 minutes • At the pro’s location • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Chad B.
Aug 24, 2021
I have been playing the guitar most of my life and decided I wanted to lean guitar/music theory to get me out of a rut. Charlie has delivered! Great instructor with a ton of knowledge. He explains concepts in a concise, easy to understand way. He tailors the lessons based on my needs and learning style. Looking forward to leaning more from him.
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Charles Akers

FAQs

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

    I offer flexible pricing options based on your budget, and can work with you to find a lesson plan that is a right fit. I am also flexible regarding travel, as I can come to your home if you prefer!

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

    Each one of my students is totally unique. That is why I never use a "one size fits all approach" to my lessons. I tailor my lesson plans to address the student's overall skill level, strengths/weaknesses regarding technique, music theory, and musical comprehension, and finally, their long-term musical goals. I believe that teaching the music YOU love is the absolute best way to quickly get over that initial difficult learning curve that stops so many people from continuing to play. This is where so many traditional "Learning Guitar" books or YouTube videos fail. They teach the technique, chords, and basic music theory, but fail to engage the student's passion. If you are actually playing the music you're passionate about, you are much more likely to stick with it and continue to play. This is exactly what I offer to my students. I will tailor lessons to your musical passions and then teach the different musical concepts therein. It's kind of like reverse engineering! I set my students up with the best possible trajectory to allow them to enjoy the experience of being able to actually play guitar the way they want to. Make no mistake, doing lessons with me does not automatically mean you will be able to play the way you want to immediately. I expect my students to practice! However, that does not have to be a scary 8-letter word. I will let you know exactly what to practice every week so that you can improve incrementally. I always say that getting better happens in between the lessons, not during! I guarantee you that if you do lessons with me, and put in the work by practicing, you WILL be able to play the guitar the way you've always wanted to.

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

    I have been a professional musician for almost a decade playing guitar and bass in many different bands. Having played everything from gospel, to country, to rock and metal, I love all genres of music (well... most of them all...) and believe that every single one has valuable musical lessons to be learned within. In terms of teaching, I have a similar amount of experience teaching all ages and skill levels. At School of Rock Littleton, CO, I taught kids ranging in age from 5 to 17 years old for many years. Additionally, I have taught adults whose ages range even more widely! It does not matter how old you are, or your skill level, I can help you get to where you want to be.

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