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Derrick Campbell,  Guitar Teacher
Derrick Campbell,  Guitar Teacher

Derrick Campbell, Guitar Teacher

Offers remote services
Offers remote services
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Introduction: I offer acoustic and electric guitar lessons for beginning and intermediate students of all ages. I teach a variety of musical styles, including rock and alternative, modern country, blues, folk, and classical. I have a specific method for teaching beginners that has been proven very effective in developing the muscle memory, to master chords and use them in popular songs. Students are free to bring in songs that they want to learn, and I have a large library of songs that I also incorporate into their lessons. For more information about me, you can check out some of the videos of me giving lessons and my band performing. I enjoy teaching students the basics and helping them develop into better guitarists.

Hired 10 times

Serves Springfield, PA

Background checked

1 employee

24 years in business

Payment methods

Cash, Credit card, Google Pay, Square cash app, Venmo, Zelle

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Facebook, Twitter

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

Disinfect surfaces touched during the job

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

Great 4.7

7 reviews


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Davina D.

I took Derrick's group Beginner Guitar class at BCAE and have signed up for the second level group class. Derrick's teaching style is relaxed an unintimidating which is ideal for a newcomer. He is extremely knowledgeable and is able to cover a wide range of material during each 1.5 hr lesson.
May 7, 2014
Thumbtack Customer

I took the Beginner Ukulele course from Derrick at the BCAE. He was upfront on the first night telling us he was really a guitar teacher but the center had asked him to do this class. I would've never guessed he wasn't a ukulele teacher. In 4 short sessions, I was able to play actual songs and strum chords. He has a methodical way of teaching that makes it easy for a group lesson to feel like a private lesson. I liked his course so much I will be taking the guitar course that is coming up.
Dec 15, 2011
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Joseph P.

Guitar Lessons

Meet and greet went very well. We are moving forward with lessons
Oct 10, 2017
Rich C.

Guitar Lessons

Nov 24, 2019
Robert W.

Guitar Lessons

Sep 22, 2017
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Wallace Campbell


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

    My price might be cheaper than others because I'm teaching out of my house, and don't have to pay rent for studio space.

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

    The first two or three lessons I give the student songs and exercises I think are appropriate, but I'm also evaluating how they do with those to decide what they need to be working on. After a few weeks of lessons, I have a better idea of what a student specifically needs to work on.

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

    I have studied with a variety of guitar teachers, some who were classically trained, and others with a jazz background. When I was in college, I taught guitar lessons at a music store, and had a sort of apprenticeship as a teacher for 4 years. During that time the owner of the store and the head teacher coached me on what to do and what not to do with students of varying skill levels and backgrounds. I feel like I learned a lot of very practical skills during that time for teaching beginners that I would not have learned from a Bachelor of Music degree program.

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