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" Guitar Lessons in Wentzville, Lake Saint Louis, & O'Fallon"
Services: Guitar, Piano
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- $4060 min
Interested in guitar lessons? The first lesson is always free! Whether you're a beginner or more experienced player, I can help you to reach your goals quickly. My studio - Arts on Elm (ArtsOnElm.com) is located in O'fallon Missouri, just north of highway 70.
I've been teaching for the past 7 years, played in a variety of bands, earned my degree in music, and worked countless jobs in music production. The majority of my students are between the ages of 7 and 10: my method for teaching children is a structured and fun way for students of any age to learn quickly and effectively. Many of my students are also teens who love bands like AC/DC, Trans Siberian Orchestra, or Taylor Swift - you'll be playing the music you want to learn faster than you think! For advanced students, I specialize in jazz and rock. Whether its Pink Floyd or Wes Montgomery, my experience and technical approach can have you playing with intelligence and control.
I only have 3 more spots available, so please call asap if you're interested!
If you're in O'Fallon, Lake Saint Louis, or Wentzville and would like to take guitar lessons, contact me to set up your first FREE lesson!
Rebecca Y. October 23
"Eric has been giving my 10 year old guitar lessons for about a year now. We couldn't be happier with him. He is very professional, enthusiastic, patient, and encouraging. I am amazed at how much my son has learned and most importantly, he really enjoys it! I would highly recommend Eric!"
Jennifer F. April 3
"Excellent Instructor! "
Deana C. January 23
"Eric does a great job of teaching ukulele and guiter! My daughter has loved his enthusiasm and encouragement. She has a learned a lot, and progressed quickly! And, she LOVES it!"
Connie C. January 5
"Eric actually comes to our home to teach my son guitar. He knowledgeable, patient, and eager to teach others what he loves."
Malissa G. October 2, 2012
"We highly recommend Eric to anyone looking for a guitar instructor. He has the ability to be the "cool" teacher to our son, while maintaining professionalism with us. He has made the process easy and convenient. Our son looks forward to his one-on-one time each week!"
Shelby M. August 10, 2012
"An Amazing Guitar player/ teacher in every Genre! Whether you are young or old, Eric has just the right technique for you! Perfect with kids and can get along with most everyone. If you are in need to learn ANY type of guitar, Eric is your man. "
Do you teach guitar for toddlers to 6 years old?
Most students this age tend to do much better with piano, which I also teach. Student who haven't yet reached elementary school tend not to have the dexterity needed to play, and struggle with the complexity of the guitar.
How long do students normally take lessons?
Most students take lessons with me for 2 years or more. The amount of progress made in that time, however, is completely up to the student!
What will my student need?
A guitar (1/2 size or 3/4 size for younger students), music stand, guitar tuner and metronome (available on most smart phones), guitar picks, and their books which I provide.
Do you teach music notation?
While I do teach music notation, I generally do not start off students with it. Music notation was developed for instruments such as the piano or flute, but makes very little sense to a student learning guitar. I teach an simpler notation known as Tablature. Tablature is the primary way that most modern music is written down and can be found in most guitar literature. Styles such as Classical and Jazz, however, do require knowledge of note reading.
I have an old, full size guitar. Will my 8 year old be able to play it?
Depends entirely on the student and the guitar. Full size guitars tend to be difficult to play for smaller people. Brands like Yamaha and Ibenez build good, inexpensive 1/2 and 3/4 size guitars.
Do you teach at homes?
I do! However, I only teach at homes in Lake Saint Louis and Wentzville, and only on Mondays.
Do you offer any kind of discount?
My studio offers a 30% discount on a month's tuition when a student takes lessons with multiple teachers, or recommends a new student to any of our teachers. Arts on Elm offers everything from drawing to violin. You'll also get a free lesson anytime you recommend a new student who begins lessons with me.
Do you teach adult guitar students?
I do! I've taught students of every age, and in the past year have had students in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and yes, even in their 60s and 70s.
I have a busy schedule, do you offer the ability to just take lessons a few times a month?
Sorry, all students must commit to once a week, every week, in month long periods. There are many teachers in the area who are new looking for experience, or retired, who can fit your schedule much better than I could.
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