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Private Music Lessons for Guitar, Electric Bass and Drums (Beginner-Advanced)

I have over 10 years of experience teaching guitar, bass, and drums in both individual and group settings. Through goal setting and incremental improvements, you'll be able to track your progress and feel a sense of accomplishment as you develop a deep understanding of your instrument(s). We can work together via webcam or in-home and I'm confident that your musicianship and music theory knowledge will both improve quickly.

While I feel certain techniques are essential for all students to learn, I enjoy working with students on all styles of music and encourage a wide variety of genres for both listening and practicing purposes. Rock, pop, blues, jazz, southern rock, classical and funk are a few of my personal favorites to play and teach with.

I spent the last 5 years teaching at the School of Rock, in New Jersey. This experience greatly helped to shape my teaching into being both engaging and efficient. My time there also helped me to develop my own personal practice habits, as well as see different routes to helping students learn, when one method may seem overwhelming at first. I'm looking forward to working with more students from my hometown in Virginia, as well as online students from around the world.

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to reach out to me!

Location

At student's location: Around Blacksburg, VA, United States
At student's location: Around Roanoke, VA, United States
Online via webcam

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General info

Skills:

Guitar:
Blues, Electric, Funk, Pop, Reggae & dub, Rock, Song & varieties

Age:

Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)

Student level:

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced

Duration:

30 minutes
60 minutes

The class is taught in:

English

About Me

I enjoy working with students on a wide variety of genres. I believe that there is not anyone "correct" way to approach learning an instrument and I am confident that we can find exercises and songs to help you achieve your musical goals in an efficient and rewarding way.

Guitar, Bass, and Drums are my primary instruments for performing and teaching, but I do also have experience teaching keyboards, vocals, and brass instruments.

Education

B.A. in Music Performance and Technology from Virginia Tech (2009-2013)
During my university years, I was a member of the New River Valley Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, University Jazz Band, Trombone Choir and Blue Ridge Church Praise Band.

Experience / Qualifications

Before moving back to Virginia in 2019, I spent the previous 5 years teaching at the School of Rock, in New Jersey. This experience helped me grow immensely as a performer and musician but also helped refine my teaching skills to be both engaging and efficient.

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from $35At student's home

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from $29Online via webcam
from $35At student's home

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