John Charles Cook (guitarist)
John Charles Cook (guitarist)

John Charles Cook (guitarist)

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Introduction: I am a trained classical guitarist that can play all styles of music. I'm able to play by ear or sight read music. I have a well balanced understanding of the guitar and it's history. I performed for several Governors, Senators and at Jazz and classical festivals. I enjoy sharing music with others and teaching my students the best way how to play the guitar. What the students do not realized how important it is to learn solid techniques. I know their insight is to learn chords and riffs however the student will become frustrated after awhile. To avoid this there are finger exercises that needs to be develop in order to play chords and riffs successfully. Starting off playing chords will do you more harm in short and long run. If a beginning student is unable to place one finger down, trying to place two or three fingers at once could be very discouraging. This is why I enjoy teaching so that my students will be able to play with easy and confidence and most of all with great enjoyment
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Monique Z.

Guitar Lessons

My son was struggling in his HS Guitar class and by the 4th quarter he was failing the class, had no interest in playing the guitar and was very frustrated. I scheduled a lesson with John (my son reluctantly agreed but didn't think it would be helpful) because he emphasized the importance of the fundamentals and seemed to really enjoy teaching his students. Well now a few months later my son has an A for the semester in his guitar class and he wants to continue to take lessons outside of school. This would not have happened but for John and his patience, kindness and teaching abilities. We are very thankful and grateful for all that John has done in a short period of time for my son and highly recommend him to anyone wanting to learn the guitar or advance in their guitar studies.
Jun 14, 2021
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Jessica I.

Guitar Lessons

John is an informative teacher he explains the why to learning foundational skills and is a joy to be in conversation with. You can tell that he is passionate about what he does, it’s apparent that he wants to teach and pass down knowledge so that other can share the same love for guitar. I am super excited to see the development of my own skills, I started off with no prior training and after two lessons I feel confident in my growth.
Dec 9, 2020
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Bonnie L.

Guitar Lessons

Although I’ve only had 1 lesson, I am very glad that I chose an attentive, professional, skilled instructor for my guitar lessons. I will have more to say down the road. But what a great start!!💕
Oct 30, 2020
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Corrin C.

Guitar Lessons

He is very good with our youngest son. Now he practices most days and loves his new guitar. John is so great that we decided to start lessons with our oldest son as well.
Sep 7, 2020
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Annica C.

Guitar Lessons

John is so knowledgeable and gifted at what he does! I have noticed so much improvement in my playing even after my first lesson with him and learned so much about technique, theory and so on. He has taught me many different styles of music in just the few months of lessons we’ve had and I’m so excited to learn more. I definitely recommend him to anyone wanting to take their playing to the next level, whether you are a beginner or long-time guitarist!
Sep 9, 2021
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Discount for disabled

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

    I prefer to meet and learn about my student during our first session. Every student learn differently, so the method for each student has to be meant specifically to their understanding and ability.

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

    Master classes at Hartt School Music, CT.

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