" Ever Dream of Playing the Guitar??? Start TODAY!!!"
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Robert Lightner has been a Private Guitar/Bass Instructor for nearly 25 Years with students ranging from casual beginners to Professional Musicians. In addition to having a Bachelor of Music from West Virginia University, Robert has performed with many local and National Touring Acts, sharing the stage with everyone from Country and Rock Legends including Alabama, Three Dog Night, and REO Speedwagon to recent Top 40 Artists such as Chris Cagle, Jo Dee Messina, and Wiz Khalfia.
Andrew B. July 5, 2013
"Learning guitar always seemed daunting for me. Often, I wanted to give up before I even got started. contacting Bob was the best thing that happened to my love of music and my desire to perform again. For over a year, he helped me grasp the basics of guitar playing, new tunes, the notes, and the anecdotes! Bob is a friend and CEO (chief encouragement officer) when it comes to learning guitar and becoming passionate about music again. "
Lisa S. June 27, 2013
"Robert is an excellent guitar teacher. From the first lesson I felt at ease. He does a nice assessment when you meet to determine your knowledge base and what your learning style is and taylors the lessons to meet your needs. The notes, cords and music theory are explained in an easy to understand manner. He does a good job of recapping the previous lesson, allows for questions and provides input before moving to the next concept. I like that I leave the lesson with a written plan of what we covered and what my assignment is before the next lesson. In just a few lessons I started to put together songs which even surprised me but I felt ready to make that step with his support. You will be very pleased to learn guitar from Robert."
Heather S. June 26, 2013
"After many sessions with Robert, I can easily say he is a great instructor--very professional, skilled and knowledgeable. He makes theory fun and teaches it with any songs I pick to correlate with the lesson. I highly recommend Lightner as an instructor for students of any age and skill level."
Do I need to already have a guitar to begin?
While you will need a guitar to begin lessons, I often help students purchase their first guitar. Please contact me if you aren't sure where to begin and we'll discuss your price range and what style you would like, and we'll find the perfect guitar for you to get started with!!!
Can I book a 30 minute session?
All of my lessons are 60+ minute sessions. Each lesson will take you through a variety of activity, including discussion of progress, music theory (or basics for beginners), hands on instruction, as well as discussing future goals. I don't like a "rushed" feel about lessons, and will often offer extra time to students for free at the end of a lesson if we need to review a particular trouble spot, or the student has questions.
I have no musical talent, but have always wanted to play. Can you help?
ABSOLUTELY!!! People who have never been taught an instrument or have not received professional instruction from a well qualified teacher often feel as if they have an issue with "talent," when the truth is...it is almost NEVER that someone is able to do something without being taught. Some students are more inclined to certain things as opposed to others, but I have had great success in taking literally HUNDREDS of students that came to their first session concerned that they had no talent to a level where now, playing is a huge and rewarding part of their lives. Some of those students that had doubts in the beginning are even professional musicians now!!! Don't be afraid to try!!! If you have the desire and are willing to put in the time and effort, you can do ANYTHING that you want to do!!! Let me help get you there!!!
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