" Anyone Can Make Music...and I can prove it to you!"
Services: Appalachian / Fretted Dulcimer, Banjo, Guitar, Hammered Dulcimer
- $2530 min
- 0Classes Taught
Shane H. March 5, 2012
"Where to begin? When I decided to pursue guitar lessons at age 35, I was overloaded with all of the available information about learning to play guitar. I signed up for lessons at a local music shop and started meeting with the teacher. The guy had his own plan completely and would not tailor his approach to my musical tastes. I got tired of that and looked around and signed up with Brett. What a difference! He really is a great teacher! I made more progress with Brett in 4 lessons than I did with the other teacher in 4 months of lessons. He presents the material in a way that makes it accessible and you see progress fairly quickly. He clearly knows his stuff and he has a definite passion for the material. I encourage anyone who is interested in learning guitar or any of the instruments he teaches, to take lessons from him (I only took guitar, but I have been in group classes where the banjos and hammer/mountain dulcimers were there and he could play and instruct on all of them.)"
Barb N. March 5, 2012
"Brett is a great teacher. I had received a dulcimer for Christmas and was looking to find an instructor. I was driving by the Gitterpicker Music store and decided to stop in and at least ask if they knew of someone. Brett and I spoke for a few minutes and I decided to take a class. I continued with the mountain dulcimer and then went on to the hammered dulcimer. I am not a very confident person, but Brett made me feel as though I could play any piece of music with confidence. Thank goodness he is patient."
Mary Beth B. March 6, 2012
"Brett is a great teacher. He has so much music knowledge to share and is extremely patient. He also keeps lessons interesting by changing things up a bit when he senses I am getting bored. In addition to being a good teacher, he is also a wonderful person, and always enjoyed my lesson time."
Wendy T. March 6, 2012
"I hadn't taken a lesson for an instrument in over 20 years. Brett encouraged me to give the hammered dulcimer a try and now I am hooked! He had me playing songs almost immediately and his teching technique did not require me to read music (even thought I know how). It was refreshing and fun to tap into that part of my brain again! I would highly recommend Brett as a music teacher! "
Vicki J. April 25, 2012
"Brett was very patient with my son and was always praising his progress and encouraging him to perform. He was also very patient and took a personal interest in my son."
Vicki J. April 25, 2012
"My daughter and both took mountain dulcimer lessons. I found the method of teaching was easy to follow and my daughter, who was just 7 at the time, picked up on the instrument very quickly (so did I)!"