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Hired 90 times
12 years in business
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Had done a fantastic job teaching a beginner guitar. Lessons go longer than advertised and he truly loves his craft. It shows. Highly recommend.Apr 28, 2020Verified
Just one lesson so far but really happy with his teaching skills. On point, thourough and a nice guy! Looking forward to learning the guitar with Dennis.Jun 8, 2018Verified
Excellent first lesson with Dennis. I played guitar for many years and then drifted away from it. Dennis had a well constructed written lesson plan that was perfectly suited for my reimmersion - a blend of theory and practice. Anyone considering working with Dennis should know that he is an outstanding player and teacher. If you are a beginner, a returning player, or an advanced player, Dennis has the skill set to help you improve and reach your goals.Jul 1, 2018VerifiedDennis Cherry's reply
Thanks Michael.... I’ll work hard to help you be the best you can be!!
Been taking lessons with Dennis for a few weeks now. It’s been a wonderful experience. I’ve learned quite a bit and can tell I’m going to learn a lot more. Dennis is friendly and patient and very good at teaching. I highly recommend him if you’re looking for a guitar teacher.Jan 11, 2018Verified
I really like working with Dennis ! He's a great teacher and a very good guitar player. He's helping me reach my goals with playing the guitar! He also acknowledges that mastering the guitar will take persistance and time. He's very patient, very friendly, and will always ask for feedback during the lesson to know if I'm happy with the lesson.Aug 4, 2017VerifiedDennis Cherry's reply
Hannah Thanks for the glowing review!! I will continue to do my best to teach up to your expectations!! Dennis
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?My pricing system is the same for all students - the only difference will be if I have to travel to your home, there may be a travel upcharge.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?With most students, I begin with the basics - parts of the guitar, scale up the neck, how the guitar works, etc. I then move in to posture, proper ergonomics, and rhythm exercises. From then, we move into first position chords - majors, minors and sevenths Gotta know these frontwards, backwards, and in your sleep! Pentatonic scales are next, followed by barre chords, scales, and then more advanced techniques. Along the way, music theory is being "sprinkled in" and, as you learn certain chords and scales, you'll learn songs that will help you apply what you're learning!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Like most of my students, I really don't have any formal musical training. I've jammed forever and played in a number of bands around the Metroplex. I've learned much of what I know the hard way and had to break some bad habits along the way, but that's to YOUR advantage because I'll make sure you don't develop these bad habits!!