Guitar and Bass Lessons

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  I have over 20 years experience in teaching guitar and bass guitar. I studied music at Appalachian State University, where I graduated Cum Laude in the Music Industry Studies program. I took four years of music theory and had the top grade in the department my junior year. I took two semesters of composition in addition to that. The theory and composition were not required for my degree, but were my favorite subjects. While I was at ASU, I was a teaching assistant in the music department. I taught four sections of guitar class (a record at the time) during my junior and senior years. I performed with the ASU jazz ensemble and the classical guitar ensemble (we were the first classical guitar ensemble to perform gigs off-campus). I have played in a wide variety of situations since that time, both at live performances and in the studio.

I currently teach private lessons at Rydell Music Center in Boone NC. Tuition for these lessons is $75 per month (one 30 minute lesson per week). I teach a variety of styles including flat picking, finger picking, jazz, rock, country, and bluegrass. I use a variety of techniques and teach standard notation, tab, and how to learn and play by ear. Music theory and composition are offered as well.