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Charlie Painter (Trio and virtual guitar teacher)
Charlie Painter (Trio and virtual guitar teacher)

Charlie Painter (Trio and virtual guitar teacher)

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Introduction: Expert guitarist, teacher, and Jazz band leader; most notably Charlie Painter Trio and The Five Points Jazz Collective. I have taught guitar, bass, and ukulele at Drums 'n Moore, Monroe St. Arts Center, and in my home studio on Madison's east side. I teach all styles, skill levels, and ages. As a band leader for over a decade, I have had the pleasure of playing intimate settings to large venues. There is nothing I love more than giving the audience a soundtrack to enhance their night! Sought after skilled sound recorder, I specialize in on-location recording and production services. I can transform your live performance into a high fidelity recording that captures you at your very best!

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Hired 19 times

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12 years in business

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Jan - Jun

This pro indicated that they reviewed CDC safety guidelines for COVID-19 and pledged to do the following:

Maintain 6 feet of distance from customers

Wear masks during the job

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  • Wedding at Madison Children's Museum

    Audio Recording


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

Exceptional 5.0

20 reviews


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Matthew c.

Guitar Lessons

Charlie has only done 2 lessons with me so far and it has been an amazing and educational 2 lessons. The time available works so well with my busy schedule and he is alot of fun to work with.
Apr 9, 2021
Jeffrey F.

Guitar Lessons

Charlie was very patient and informative with me. Always made me comfortable and was a great cheerleader. I walked away feeling like I actually learned something.
Dec 22, 2020
Jolie L.

Guitar Lessons

We’ve been so impressed with Charlie. The way that he approaches teaching guitar is incredible and straightforward. We are very happy to have found him.
Dec 3, 2020
Samantha R.

Audio Recording

Incredible recording and attention to detail. Will hire again.
Nov 17, 2020
Peter E.

Guitar Lessons

Charlie is an excellent teacher and right from the beginning was able to answer every question I had regarding jazz guitar. He is very kind, patient, and obviously has a lot of experience and expertise. I look forward to future lessons with him!
Oct 5, 2020
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Charlie Painter


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

    Lessons are $40/half hour, $60/hour. Performances average $200-$600.

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

    For lessons, I first work with my client to understand their experience level, which helps me help them achieve their goals. For live music entertainment, I work with my clients to achieve their desired outcomes through my performances and shows.

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

    My two decades of music training range from local college classes to online Master Bootcamps. I hold weekly, monthly, and annual Jazz residencies. In 2019, I averaged eight shows a month from large venues to private parties.

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