Morgan Henry

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27 reviews
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Customers rated this pro highly for value, work quality, and punctuality.
  • Michael B.

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    I’ve had two lessons so far with Morgan. He’s already taught me a lot.

    Feb 16, 2018Verified
  • Sean F.

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    Morgan is a great guy and an excellent guitar instructor. Since signing up with him I've not only become much better at guitar (from zero to okay) but we are good friends and hang out regularly. If you're looking to gig in the future he has many insights and can help you get your stage presence and proficiency where it needs to be. He is also a great luthier so he can help you get maximum value out of your axe by setting it up for you. One stop shop for all things guitar/bass.

    Jan 9, 2018Verified

About this pro

I have lots of reviews on different sites that are all positive. It seems people find I listen and teach well. That I'm easy to work with and I can make learning the guitar fun. In some ways I guess I'm overqualified - I've been in over 50 bands in over 40 years. I've studied music, worked in recording studios, and done sound for bands. I even repair guitars in my in-house repair shop. There isn't much my students want to know about that I haven't done quite a lot of in my life. Having worked in industry teaching, and having taught other things besides music, I've learned the key is to listen closely and then work hard to make concepts simple when explaining them. I have a lot of fun teaching my students and we all feel like friends. Enjoying what I do is pretty infectious. I love teaching and sharing something I know that makes other people feel good. I love enabling others to achieve their goals. I love helping others by sharing anything I know, especially if others have been unable to explain it to my student. I love "watching the lights come on!"

Years in business

15

Times hired on Thumbtack

67

Number of employees

1

Background check

Completed
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    Q & A

    • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
      Pretty simple - $65 per lesson. No minimum, though students generally choose to pay for each month in advance. Excused lessons result in makeup lessons or credit into the next month. 24 hour notice is required if a lesson is missed for any except emergencies. Either way, makeups can usually be scheduled.
    • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
      I had music in school (when they still had that) and took the equivalent of a music minor in college. Since then I've been learning new songs and techniques both in bands I play in, and for my students. Staying up on the blogs and forums, magazines etc. I also research material for my books.
    • How did you get started doing this type of work?
      I played in paying bands since 1967, all though high school and college and went to work at a music store and a studio (nights) when I graduated. Money demands, marriage, kids, etc., made me join the IT industry (just as it was taking off) for over 20 years. During that time I was still in bands that got together and played out on weekends. My work allowed me to teach people in my company, and our customers too. But after a couple of dozen years in the computer industry, I basically ran out of motivation. What I really wanted to do was make and teach music. So Ieft the "day job" and set up four businesses - a small recording studio, a repair shop, playing out in bands, and...teaching. I'm able to do what I love for a living!
    Coverage Area for Morgan Henry is about 30+ miles of Alexandria, VA.