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Guitar Classes Ann Arbor MI

See below to find local guitar classes in Ann Arbor that give access to instruction on guitar for beginners, blue guitar basics, fingerstyle guitar basics, intermediate acoustic techniques, and lead guitar basics, as well as advice and content on bass guitar classes and more.

J KS Guitar Garage
(810) 231-6151
6468 E Mi State Road 36
Whitmore Lake, MI
 
Buzztop Studios
(517) 376-1076
9683 Kress Rd
Pinckney, MI
 
Jeffrey Stamm
100 South 4th Ave Apt 904
Ann Arbor, MI
Promotion
$50 / hr
Hours
Classical
Memberships and Certifications
Voice
Services
20 years

claudia w.
(877) 231-8505
Burlingame Court
Ann Arbor, MI
Subjects
Acting, Singing, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Music Performance, Opera Voice, Speaking Voice
Ages Taught
7 to 99
Specialties
Vocals: beg to inter Bel canto, Stanislavski, Alexander
Education
Eastern Michigan University - MFA Drama/Theatre for the Young - 2005-2009 (Degree received) Bowling Green State University - dual master's music and theatre - 1999-2005 (Master's degree received) University of New Mexico - music - 1984-1990 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Ashley Dyer
1681 Broadway St. Apt. 404
Ann Arbor, MI
Promotion
$45 / hr
Hours
Classical
Memberships and Certifications
"Suzuki Method
Services
Violin"
Service Types and Repair
7 years

Axis Music Academy
(734) 844-0100
42114 Ford Rd
Canton, MI
 
Michelle Kulwicki
2825 Beacon Hill -
Ann Arbor, MI
Promotion
$60 / hr
Hours
"Classical
Memberships and Certifications
Kids"
Services
Cello
Service Types and Repair
10+ years

Jeffrey Stamm
100 South 4th Ave Apt 904
Ann Arbor, MI
Instruments
Voice
Styles
Classical
Experience Levels
Advanced, Intermediate
Rate
$50
Years of Experience
20 Years

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Ashley Dyer
1681 Broadway St. Apt. 404
Ann Arbor, MI
Instruments
Suzuki Method, Violin
Styles
Classical
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$45
Years of Experience
7 Years

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Katy Wyner
211 N. Adam #5
Ypsilanti, MI
Instruments
Chorus, Conducting, Ear Training, Early Music, Ethnomusicology, Musicology, Suzuki Method, Theory, Voice
Styles
Classical, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Jazz, Kids, Other, Rock - Alternative, World
Experience Levels
Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$20
Years of Experience
4 Years

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The Art Of Practicing

The Art Of Practicing
By Chris Standring ( www.chrisstandring.com )

I have always believed that success, in practically any subject you can think of, is a direct result of "clear thinking". That is, the ability to understand very clearly what needs to be achieved and the action to set about surmounting very necessary hurdles in order to reach those goals. Less than successful people are either not clear in their goals or for one reason or another give up along the way. It's leveling that rough terrain, along with a clearly defined end result in mind that will get you there in the end. The success roadmap might go something like this:

Visualize goal => Surmount problems => Score

Sounds simple doesn't it? However, this clear thinking is all very well but it's usually the thought required before step 1 (visualization) that causes problems. Very often the goal does not manifest in mind because the process is so overwhelming.

And so it is with practicing the guitar, or any instrument for that matter. In more laymen's terms it's more like "What the hell should I be practicing?".

Practice is a constant struggle for many people. There is so much to learn and often so little time to allocate to it. For the jazz musician, clear thinking can be as simple as "I really like that Charlie Parker 2, 5 - how does he do that?". Then transcribing the line, practicing it in all keys and working the phrase into your own vocabulary. The 'score' as I like to call it is the ability to work it in to your own playing. I want to talk a little about that in a minute.

First, I think the most important thing to talk about is how to make best use of your practice time. There was a time when I started playing where I used to sit in my room and allocate 15 minutes to practicing scales and arpeggios, 10 minutes on technique exercises, 20 minutes on sight reading and 1/2 an hour on practicing my classical guitar repertoire. Why? because my teacher told me I had to. Years later once I started to study jazz guitar on my own I didn't feel the need to be practicing this way. It wasn't really benefiting me fully. I started to have my own goals in mind that I wanted to reach. I wanted to learn to play like one or two of my heroes, but more importantly because I liked what they played. Even more under the microscope were certain melodic lines and licks that tweaked my ear and fueled me to transcribe or simply copy the way they phrased or 'felt' a phrase. Once I clearly had in mind what I wanted to achieve I could go about achieving it - I knew what I had to do.

It's important to sit down to practice and be really clear about what you are going to do during that practice time. Now, one thing that helped me tremendously was when I made a huge commitment to scheduled practicing. In other words, deciding that every single day, no matter what, I would sit down and dedicate exactly one hour...

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