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Chris Phelps Guitar Lessons
Chris Phelps Guitar Lessons

Chris Phelps Guitar Lessons

Offers remote services
Discounts available
Offers remote services
Discounts available
$15
starting cost


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Student age
Interested musical styles

It’s free, with no obligation to book

Introduction: Chris Phelps has been teaching private lessons since 1992 and is currently available to teach lessons at his studio, and online. Chris has helped students learn music they enjoy, write their own songs, and become successful enough to also teach guitar lessons full time. His former students have their original music on iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, and are even currently touring nationwide. Chris received an A.A.S. in Commercial Music and Jazz Studies with a focus on guitar performance at SFCC in 1992, and BAs in Music Merchandising and Music Composition from EWU in 1996. Chris's flexible, student focused teaching style keeps lessons exciting and fun while always building on small goals to reach long term success. With over 25 years teaching experience, Chris looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals.
Overview

Serves Spokane, WA

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1 employee

29 years in business

Payment methods

Apple Pay, Cash, Check, PayPal, Stripe, Venmo, Zelle

Social media

Facebook, Instagram

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16 photos and 10 videos

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Reviews

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

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Thumbtack Customer

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.
Chris 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.
Feb 20, 2020
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Thumbtack Customer

Patient. Intelligent but still able to connect with my boys. And they are improving every lesson
Chris Phelps Guitar Lessons's reply
Thanks Matt! We have fun. I'm glad they are improving !
Feb 21, 2020
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Al R.

Excellent musician teacher. Has the breadth and depth of musical technique that I need to thoroughly learn guitar.
Chris Phelps Guitar Lessons's reply
Thank you Al. It's been a pleasure to work with you all these years.
Feb 20, 2020
Kahlen B.

I've learned a lot working with Chris, he has a lot of knowledge about interesting topics and seems to have more extensive knowledge on music theory than most other teachers. He's good at conveying information and relating his topics to well known music.
Chris Phelps Guitar Lessons's reply
Thanks Kahlen. It's always fun to listen your music. I can't wait to hear what you compose next!
Feb 20, 2020
Thumbtack Customer

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.
Chris Phelps Guitar Lessons's reply
Thanks Kahlen. I can't wait to hear what you write next !!!
Feb 20, 2020
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FAQs

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

    $15 for a 25 minute online lesson before 2 pm on a weekday. $25 for a 30 minute lesson in my studio before 2 pm on a weekday. Other options are available, just ask.

  • 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.

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