Dennis Hitchcox music lessons
Dennis Hitchcox music lessons

Dennis Hitchcox music lessons

$150/hour
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I cater to what the student wants to learn. If you want to learn how to play your favorite tunes, perhaps so you can sing or play along with others, we can tackle that. If you want to venture into music theory and take control of the music you want to write, I have lots of experience there too and can help you save time achieving your goal(s). I have played guitar for 30+ years and taught guitar for over 15. I also enjoy teaching concepts of music theory, ear training, composition, songwriting and audio production. I cater to what the student wants to learn. I have a broad background so I will also turn you on to new styles you may not have heard before, that can help or influence you as well. If you want to learn how to play your favorites, perhaps so you can sing or play along with others, we can tackle that. For beginners, there is a lot of memorizing at first, and making your fingers do acrobatics they haven't done before. We would first build those foundational coordination skills. This comes naturally to some, but can be frustrating and difficult for beginners. If you want to venture into music theory and take control of the music you want to write, I have lots of experience and can help save you time and make it a rewarding experience for you too. I see my service as more of a coaching than a teaching, though there is some of both. Much of what you learn will happen on your own during your practice time, if you work on what I give you to practice that week. I mostly act as an experienced trail guide, providing you with the foundational skills to build on and continually improve in the right way. I know the common mistakes and can save you time and frustration. I only take on a few students at a time so I can help focus on their individual goals, rather than group classes or many students. I have a day job as well, but my time is often flexible. Music is an endless journey one cannot fully understand in one lifetime. But the act of carving some time out in your life to learn about the music you like, is so important and is often missed. Congratulations to you for figuring this out, and for seeking lessons or at least musical adventures to have in your life. For so many people, music is unfortunately only what they hear on the radio, or what the mainstream music industry pumps out. When you play music on guitar you internalize it way more, it's a very positive, healthy, therapeutic way to treat your mind. The puzzle pieces start to come together and make sense. When these light bulbs go off, I'm reminded of why I enjoy teaching.
Overview

Hired 2 times

Serves Stow, OH

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26 years in business

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Lisa M.
Oct 9, 2017
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Dennis was great! He was easy to work with from the first contact online, through the process of communicating what we were looking for and the services he could provide. He provided me with all the information we needed for our event in a timely manner, was professional and most importantly, his music helped to truly enhance the atmosphere for our client appreciation event. I would not hesitate to recommend him and hire him again in the future!
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Jassimine D.
Nov 13, 2017
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Hired on Thumbtack

Hired on Thumbtack

Dennis was great at communicating leading up to the day of the event. At the event he provided a wonderful acoustic guitar backdrop that really completed the atmosphere for our wine harvest party. Several guests complimented that they enjoyed the music. I highly recommend Dennis Hitchcox!
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Thanks Jassimine, much appreciated!
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