Chris Phelps Guitar Lessons
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Excellent musician teacher. Has the breadth and depth of musical technique that I need to thoroughly learn guitar.Feb 20, 2020Chris Phelps Guitar Lessons's reply
Thank you Al. It's been a pleasure to work with you all these years.
I am an older adult (60s) and everything I have learned about guitar I learned from Chris, since I started with him in the late nineties. Very well-grounded in music theory and history, more so than a lot of teachers who simply teach guitar. Whenever I get stumped Chris provides easy-to-follow explanations, demonstrations, and suggests follow-up exercises.Feb 20, 2020Review from GoogleChris Phelps Guitar Lessons's reply
Thank you Al. Your questions keep me learning, and that makes it fun for me too! It's been a pleasure to work with you all these years.
Patient. Intelligent but still able to connect with my boys. And they are improving every lessonFeb 21, 2020Review from GoogleChris Phelps Guitar Lessons's reply
Thanks Matt! We have fun. I'm glad they are improving !
Coolest guitar teacher everFeb 20, 2020Review from GoogleChris Phelps Guitar Lessons's reply
Thanks Julian! You ROCK 🎸
Chris has extensive knowledge on a wide variety of topics and is very helpful. He's spent a lot of time in college and has great in depth answers to any questions I've had.Feb 20, 2020Review from GoogleChris Phelps Guitar Lessons's reply
Thanks Kahlen. I can't wait to hear what you write next !!!
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?$25 for a 30 minute lesson after school in my studio on a weekday. $15 for a 25 minute online lesson before 2 pm on a weekday. $20 for a 30 minute lesson in my studio before 2 pm on a weekday. $20 for a 30 minutes online lesson after school. I charge for travel based on the time it takes, and the distance.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?My teaching philosophy is student focused. I prefer to be flexible, and teach to the student’s needs rather than a rigid plan. I do have structured lessons that I have developed, and we can go to them when helpful. I have a large library of sheet music available, and a curriculum I developed for a local private school for more advanced students. Working on rhythms, chords, and progressions is recommended for all players at all levels. For those that prefer books, I have many favorite methods depending on which style you are interested in. I can sight read sheet music, so we can also use your favorite method. I have tests for those that prefer to move as quickly as possible. One of my favorite tricks is I have created small lists, or menus of songs that address specific needs. For example, when we need to learn a specific technique students can pick a favorite song from the list that addresses that specific problem. That speeds things up immensely. We can be flexible, but I do have plans for us to draw from. The most important things are that your questions are answered quickly and efficiently, and that you have fun learning about music, and the guitar. Preferred Methods: Best for Most Students - The National Guitar Workshop Method Personal Favorite - The Berklee Method Classical - The Carcassi Method or The Parkening Method
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have a Commercial Music/Jazz Studies Degree with a guitar performance focus from Spokane Falls Community College (SFCC), with honors. I attended Berklee School of Music Summer Session on a scholarship in 1994 for Guitar Performance and tested out of their guitar program. I have BA in Music Merchandising from Eastern Washington University (1996), with honors. I studied Composition at EWU at the post graduate level.