Homepage
Tutoring jobs
Seattle 
$45/h
1st lesson free!
Pending approval
Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Christopher
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Guitar
  • Electric guitar
  • Rock Guitar
  • Blues guitar
Levels
  • All Levels

Guitarist with 20 years teaching experience offering lessons for all levels in Seattle

Methodology

I approach my lessons with the goal of giving the student a deep understanding of the guitar fretboard while learning how to express yourself. I cater my lessons to each student, for beginners start with learning open chords and chord progressions, for intermediate players I focus on learning major and minor diatonic scales in all positions, as well as their respective pentatonic scales and how to use these to build guitar solos.

Background

I have been playing guitar for 35 years and have taught dozens of students over the last 20 years. I have a well rounded music background with a B.A. in Ethnomusicology and a certificate in Music Therapy and am always learning new things about the deep world of music.

Rates

Transportation Fee : $5
Rate for online lessons : $45/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : $180
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : $325
Lessons offered by Christopher
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Guitar
  • Electric guitar
  • Rock Guitar
  • Blues guitar
Levels
  • All Levels

Christopher's resume

TEACHING AND RELATED MUSIC EXPERIENCE:
Arts in Motion-Guitar Instructor-Seattle, WA July 2010-August 2012
Private and group guitar instruction

St. Mary’s Center-Music Therapy Intern-New York, NY Feb. 2010-July 2010
Co-lead music therapy sessions with AIDS patients to fulfill requirements of certificate program at the New School

DreamHouse-New York, NY September 2009-May 2011
Monitor for Sound and Light Environment

Private Guitar Instructor - Seattle, WA., 11/00 – 3/08
Teaching blues guitar to private students

Seattle Drum School-Music Instructor-Seattle, WA. 7/03 - 7/05
Lead Blues Ensemble, Private students

University of Washington Experimental College-Teacher, - Seattle, WA., 1/03- 4/03
Developed and taught seven week course on The History of the Blues

Blues To Do-Web administrator - Seattle, WA., 9/01 – 7/12
Maintaining and updating web site for local monthly blues newspaper.

The Center School-Music instructor- Seattle, WA.,11/01 - 6/02
Taught a blues ensemble/guitar class

Experience Music Project- Sound Lab Attendant/Visitor Services Representative-Seattle, WA., 6/00 - 10/00
Assisted patrons with interactive computer and music stations, re-strung and tuned guitars, etc.

Play Network- Data specialist - Seattle, WA.,1/00 to 5/00
Helped implement data entry system of musical library, web researcher

Youth Advancement Through Music and Art-Teacher Seattle, WA., 4/97 to 3/98
Taught private lessons and ensemble for youths between the ages of 9 and 18. Supervised group performances and various office duties.

University of Washington-Guest Lecturer-Seattle, WA., 11/98
Lectured for American folk music class on the development of slide guitar traditions.

University of Washington-Teacher Assistant-Seattle, WA., 9/96 - 8/97
Teacher’s assistant for music theory class, graded papers, presented material to class, and tutored students.



EDUCATION:
The New School, Certificate Program in Music Therapy, 2010
The Open Center, 130 hr Certificate in Sound and Music Therapy, 2009
Jonathan Goldman, Sound Healing Intensive, 2002
Tom Kenyon, Sound Healing Intensive, 2002
University of Washington, Bachelor of Arts in Ethnomusicology, 1998

PERFORMANCE:
2010-2011-Harmonic Guitar Quartet-Just Intonation Guitar Ensemble
2004-08-Stone Crazy Blues Band-Microtonal Blues Trio
2002-03-DMW, Acid-Blues Organ Trio Seattle, WA.
2001-02-The Glacier Blues Band, Seattle, WA.
1999-01-The Sons of Oblivion, blues band, Seattle, WA.
1997 Solo guitar performance University of Washington
1994-96 Karma Credit, rock band, Seattle, WA.
1990-91 Various rock bands in Detroit, Mi

RECORDINGS:
Stone Crazy Blues Band-Self Titled-2006
Stone Crazy Blues Band-Microstoned-2008

PUBLICATIONS:
An Approach to the 12 Tone Ultra Plus Guitar-2008-142 pgs

Similar teachers

guitar lessons close by? Here's a selection of teacher ads that you can check out.
Superprof can also suggest electric guitar lessons to help you.
Learning isn't a problem, rock guitar lessons for all!
Taking blues guitar lessons has never been easier: you're going to learn new skills.

Dahlonega
Guitar teacher with 4 years of professional guitar experience in Dahlonega GA
$30
Barron
1st lesson free!

Starting off with the basics. Basic chords and scales. Then teaching more in-depth chords, scales, and music theory. I want...

Lessons by webcam In-person lessons Approved profile
Las Vegas
Personal Guitar Coach, with a Bachelors degree in Music Therapy. With over 20 years experience, I currently teach in Las Vegas or online.
$50
Dan
1st lesson free!

My students initially consult with me to address their musical vision, we collaborate our ideas, and I develop a curriculum...

Lessons by webcam In-person lessons Approved profile
Carlsbad
15+ year experience playing guitar and being part of a band! Love to talk about and teach music to any age group! I live in Encinitas, CA and will come to you!
$30
Jack
1st lesson free!

My teaching philosophy is that I want my students to love playing guitar. I let you pave your path to proficiency. I have...

Lessons by webcam In-person lessons Approved profile
Boston
Berklee Collage Of Music Graduate with three plus years of teaching experience!
$50
Joseph
1st lesson free!

I am easy going and base my lesson plan on the individual student and what they want to lean, play and get out of my...

Lessons by webcam In-person lessons Approved profile
Long Beach
Electric / Acoustic Guitarist with 15 years of experience home lesson in Orange County all ages
$20
Mark
1st lesson free!

My teaching method is variable depending on the skill level of the guitarist. For the most part I like to work with the...

Lessons by webcam In-person lessons Approved profile
Chapel Hill
Guitar for beginners: Over 20 years of experience playing acoustic and electric guitar.
$20
Patrick
1st lesson free!

I'd like to get to know what you want to play and go from there. I'll start with some basic chords and progressions and...

Lessons by webcam In-person lessons Approved profile
Atlanta
Professional Guitarist with 10 years of teaching experience providing lessons in the Atlanta area!
$40
Tyler
1st lesson free!

I approach music education the way humans have treated language education for years. I make sure students are immediately...

Lessons by webcam In-person lessons Approved profile
Boston
Guitarist offers private lessons NYC and Boston, Skype and in person, Affordable!
$30
Sean
1st lesson free!

I believe that music is a learn-by-doing process. My students and I jump right in to learning the songs that they are...

Lessons by webcam In-person lessons Approved profile
at his home at your home By webcam
1 hour $45 $50 $45
5 hours $180 $205 $225
10 hours $325 $375 $450
Request a lesson