Bradley B Stone
Bradley B Stone

Bradley B Stone

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Introduction: Teaching guitar is my passion. I believe that everyone has a musical potential and I love helping people develop their musicality and I firmly believe that the saying "if you give a person a fish, you feed them for a day. But if you teach someone to fish, you feed them for a lifetime." I put every part of me into finding the best way for my students to learn. I have over eight years experience teaching guitar in a variety of styles including rock, blues, finger-style, and classical guitar.
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14 years in business

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This pro is an attentive and effective classical guitar instructor. Students appreciate their clear instructions, patience, and ability to make learning enjoyable. The pro has helped many students develop good practice habits and progress through various levels of classical guitar playing. Students also value their responsiveness and personalized approach to teaching.

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Jean-Rene E.
Sep 19, 2023
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Brad is a great teacher, he will very clearly point out what the student needs to do to improve. He's also kind, responsive and makes the work fun. I highly recommend him if you are interested in learning classical guitar.

Details: 45 - 64 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Yes, can read guitar tabs • Acoustic • Classical • Yes, the student has an instrument • 30 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet) • My home, venue, etc.

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Scott G.
Nov 17, 2022
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My initial music background: I have about 5 years experience with trumpet from elementary and middle school, and then a semester of steel string guitar in high school and a semester of voice in college (I’m 31 now). I also have small hands. Review (3 months into weekly 1/2 hour online lessons): Bradley has simply been a fantastic classical guitar teacher- very understanding of your obligations/goals and knowledgeable about good classical guitar technique and pedagogy. I went in with the mindset that I would learn classical guitar from the ground up, and after 3 months I have completed Bradley’s preferred Shearer method book with the ability to read music and good practice habits. I would say the most important things Bradley has shown me is how to practice properly, how to read and break down sheet music for better learning/playing, and correct posture/guitar fingering, in that order. Now that I’m on the final song of Shearer’s method book, has encouraged me to consider where I’d like to go next, suggesting working towards playing more complicated classical guitar works, working on scales or music theory, or selecting some other direction of my choosing. I’m very much looking forward to continuing my lessons with Bradley.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Yes, can read guitar tabs • Acoustic • Classical • Yes, the student has an instrument • 45 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet) • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

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Richard D.
May 22, 2023
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Brad has been a pleasure to get to know. He's a patient instructor, and he is very good at providing useful feedback. I highly recommend him to others.

Details: 45 - 64 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Yes, can read music staff • Acoustic • Classical • Yes, the student has an instrument • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Maria B.
May 10, 2021
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I highly recommend Brad! Classical guitar is really a perfect style as you don’t need a band or a backing track to make nice music. Brad’s experience is evident in that he knows many methods and techniques to elevate your playing. I like the pace of the lessons - I have learned many songs yet we have gone through each song in detail. He has an easy going style in that he delivers criticisms and suggestions in a helpful and educational manner. I feel as if I improve with each lesson as he chooses songs and exercises of slightly increasing difficulty. I’ve enjoyed my lessons and intend to continue with Brad!

Details: 45 - 64 years old • 4+ yrs of formal training • Yes, can read music staff • Acoustic • Classical • No, but the student is planning to purchase an instrument • 45 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Kendra H.
Nov 9, 2020
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I cannot recommend Bradly enough! Honestly, I have been so happy with our lessons individual guitar lessons and my own progress. Last winter when I decided to start guitar lessons as a total beginner, and I found Bradly on Thumbtack and I have been SO impressed with his teaching style, patience, knowledge, professionalism, and super high quality instruction. I can't believe how many songs I have learned how to play already and I'm even reading music! He is extremely responsive when I have any questions and he is such a wonderful, supportive teacher. He very effectively uses technology to share music sheets, videos, notes, and calendar appointments that makes everything a breeze. I wish I could give more than 5 stars; he has been so great. If you are looking for an awesome guitar teacher who will meet you where you are at and support you to reach your goals, and who will always be kind and professional, Bradly is your guy!!

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No formal training • No, cannot read music • Acoustic • Rock • Blues • Folk • Classical • Yes, the student has an instrument • 45 minutes • My home, venue, etc. • At the pro’s location

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