Gift Certificates Available. SHOP NOW!

Musika Music Lessons
We'll match you with the perfect teacher!

Lesson Special - Up to 20% OFF! Get Started Now with a Risk-Free Trial!

Greg C In HomeHome In StudioStudio Teaches OnlineOnline
avatar
Instruments: Guitar, Music, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Styles: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Latin Jazz, Soul

avatar

Greg C In Home In Studio Teaches Online
Instruments: Guitar, Music, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Styles: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Latin Jazz, Soul

Where I Teach:
In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 8-80
Levels Taught:

EMAIL US OR CALL 877-687-4524

Verification

Background check cleared

Social security verified

Name verified

Phone verified

Email verified

Address verified

Studio Locations
ABOUT
Degrees / Training / Special Info:
Bachelor Degree: Virginia State University, Professional Certificate: Franklin Board Of Education, Teaching Certificate: Rutgers-Praxis, Course Work: Franklin Board Of Education, other: Jazz Online Instruction
Awards:

Union County College-Guitar Instructor

Jersey Jazz & Blues Festival-Cape May NJ

Trumpets Jazz Club

Chicago Blues Club NYC

Crossroads Jazz & Blues Club

Overview:

I began playing guitar at the age of 13 in New York. I'm self taught but have had some formal instruction. While in college in Virginia I continued my musical journey playing with local musicians.When I graduated college I moved to New Jersey where I began Gigging with local musicians. Later I formed my own band fronted by singer Scarlet Moore and occasional performances by Jeannie Bryson ( daughter of Dizzy Gillespie ). After the completion of that band I began to continue to play and teach students privately and at Union County College. I have always enjoyed playing all styles of music and teaching students. Presently I front my own band called EQUINOX that is jazz fusion.

EXPERIENCE

I began playing guitar professionally in New Jersey in 1996. I have been teaching private lessons part time for the last 10yrs. I instructed a guitar course at Union County College for students ages 9 to 17 years of age. This course was an introductory course that taught students the basics of guitar. Students learned many different styles of music. At the completion of the course students gave a performance to their friends and family. I have also taught many private lessons. My main objective is to encourage students to enjoy music and find the confidence to want to practice and continue on their musical journey.

METHODS USED

I have worked with many students on different levels. I teach beginners how to hold and tune guitars and then how to play basic melodies. I believe that it is important to jump right in and start playing, that was how I learned. Students at this beginner level will learn how to play melodies on 1 string. Later as they progress I start to show them basic chords.

For the intermediate level students they learn how to play scales and chords based on the CAGED method. I always keep each lesson based on actual music so all that is learned is applied to making music. I believe that you must learn something and then apply it to a real song for that concept to stick and more importantly so you understand how music works.

The advanced payer learns music theory, scales, chords, song structure and cycle of 5ths as well as how music works and how to compose. I always see what level the student is at and then I continue from their to help progress in their musical journey.

LESSON STYLE

My style is very basic. I believe that it is very important to play music. A lot can be lost on the practicing and theory. I like to develop the love and passion for music. I believe it is important to learn scales, chords and theory but you have to hear and feel music. My lessons are tailored to the ability of the students. I try to find what style the student likes and begin from there. It is important to encourage the students as well as help them along the way. Playing music is an ongoing thing but more importantly you must want to play music each time your pick up your instrument. I believe that you must be very structured in your practice in order to grow. I enjoy playing the guitar and hope to pass that along to my students.

PHOTOS & VIDEOS
Teacher Video
Teacher Video
0 REVIEW
Leave a Review
Verification

Background check cleared

Social security verified

Name verified

Phone verified

Email verified

Address verified

Studio Locations
BBB A+ rating
Check out our A+

Rating from the Better Business Bureau

Risk Free Trial Lesson
100% Risk-Free Trial Lesson

If you are not satisfied after your trial lesson, you will not be charged and we can match you with another teacher.

Ready to Get Started? Take a Risk Free Trial Lesson!

No credit card required.

Select all the days/times the student would be available to start lessons. Selecting "3pm - 7pm" means the student can start as early as 3pm or start as late as 7pm. It is important that you select as many days and the widest window of start times for each day as possible. That will help us make a match with one of our teachers.

Ok

Are you sure that's your only availability? The more availability you easier it will be to arrange a teacher for you.

Up to 20% OFF!