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Guitar Classes Olympia WA

See below to find local guitar classes in Olympia 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.

Music Stand
(360) 528-3944
6528 Capitol Blvd Se, # C
Olympia, WA
 
Tim Cromwell
Cromwell Music 7033A 20th Ave SE
Lacey, WA
Instruments
Chorus, Clarinet, Flute, Handbells, Horn, Percussion, Piano, Recorder, Saxophone, Theory, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Voice
Styles
Blues, Classical, Electronic, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Jazz, Kids, Other, Rock - Alternative, World
Experience Levels
Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate
Rate
$45
Years of Experience
5 Years

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Ryan H.
(877) 231-8505
NW 62nd St
Seattle, WA
Subjects
Music Recording, Guitar, Music Theory, Songwriting, Music Performance
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I teach various popular music guitar styles: rock, blues, jazz and folk. I specialise as a performer in Gypsy Jazz and swing jazz guitar and also as a teacher of that genre for students who are specifically interested in that style.
Education
University of Kansas - English Literature - 09/84 -12/89 (Bachelor's degree received) Seattle Central Culinary Academy - Culinary Arts - 09/97 -12/98 (Associate degree received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Tim C.
(877) 231-8505
Bellevue Ave E
Seattle, WA
Subjects
Bass Guitar, Upright Bass, Guitar, Piano, Banjo, Ukulele, Mandolin, Music Theory, Songwriting
Ages Taught
6 to 99
Specialties
Electric Bass, Acoustic Bass, Guitar, Piano, Banjo, Ukulele, Beginning Mandolin, Jazz Mandolin, Music theory, ear training, song writing, performance skills. My specialty is anything having to do with electric bass. I also teach theory and lead sheet reading, improvisation, transcription, and jamming skills. in addition to regular curriculum (reading, technique, memorization) I also focus heavily on rhythm.
Education
Klahowya SS - general - 1997-2000 Olympic College - General/Music - 2001-2003 Cornish College of the arts - Music - 2004-2006
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Michael H.
(877) 231-8505
126th Way NE
Kirkland, WA
Subjects
Music Theory, Piano, Songwriting, Music Performance, Guitar
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I teach multiple styles of guitar for all levels. I am very proficient in Rock, Blues, Jazz, and Pop guitar playing. I can also teach songwriting, rock/jazz piano, music theory, and general music performance.
Education
Seattle Pacific University - Music Theory - September 2006-June 2010 (Bachelor's degree received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Trinity S.
(877) 231-8505
Baker Terrace SE
Olympia, WA
Subjects
Music Theory, Theatrical Broadway Singing, Singing, Music Performance, Opera Voice
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Specialties
I specialize in classcal music and music performance, because I've studied and performed it for over 13 years, but I'm also quite skilled in musical theater, which I've studied for 6 years, and I graduated top of my class for the 2 years of music theory classes I took at St. Martin's University.
Education
St. Martin's University - Music/vocal performance - 8/2008-5/2010 (Bachelor's degree received) South Puget Sound Community College - Associate of Arts/ Music - 9-2006-6/2008 (Associate degree received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Renata F.
(877) 231-8505
Basin View Ct SE
Yelm, WA
Subjects
Music Theory, Piano
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Education
University of Toronto, Canada - piano performance - 1984 - 1988 (Bachelor's degree received) East Texas State University, Commerce, TX - piano perfomance/pedagogy - 1992 - 1994 (Master's degree received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Colby S.
(877) 231-8505
N Proctor
Tacoma, WA
Subjects
Guitar
Ages Taught
9 to 99
Specialties
I have a strong background in classical guitar technique and performance. Currently I apply this towards my interests in the various genres of the electric guitar, including: country, reggae, blues/funk, and americana. I also have a lot of experience and knowledge in various styles of slide guitar (electric, acoustic, dobro).
Education
University of Puget Sound - Music- Emphasis in Classical Guitar - 2002-2006 (Bachelor's degree received)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Daniel P.
(877) 231-8505
100th Ave SE
Kent, WA
Subjects
Music Theory, Opera Voice, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Songwriting, Drums
Ages Taught
6 to 99
Specialties
I've received instruction in classical singing (opera). I understand basic form and technique for that style of singing. I'm well rehearsed in rock-pop guitar methods (rhythms, chord progressions, lead, strumming patterns, scales and arpeggios, etc.) Music theory, ear training, and rhythm are things I feel are important to teach no matter what instrument is being taught.
Education
Moses Lake High School - General requirements - 1998 - 2002 (degree received) Big Bend Community College - AAS courses - '03 - '04 / '06 - '07 (not complete) Brigham Young University - Idaho - Music Education (choral) - 2007 - 2008 (not complete)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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David S.
(877) 231-8505
West Main Avenue
Spokane, WA
Subjects
Classical Guitar, Songwriting, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Music Theory, Music Performance
Ages Taught
5 to 65
Education
Northern Illinois University - Guitar Performance - 2007-2008 (not complete)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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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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