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Guitar, Banjo, Ukulele, Drums and Percussion Private Lessons

A fun and easy approach to your instrument. Start with single string melodies, add easy chords, learn scales and have fun playing songs.
joshua guy
9 total reviews for this teacher
3 reviews for this class
Completed by 5 learners
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year olds
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30 minute class

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Class Experience

students will gain a firm understanding and proper technique to start them playing any kind of music. we will have fun while building musical ideas and breaking down tricky parts in the music.
Classical conservatory training in instrumental performance and music theory, years traveling and studying with traditional Master Musicians and Artists, performing and teaching nationally and internationally to students of all ages and abilities for over 20 years with The Old Town School of Folk Music,  Columbia College Chicago,  Urban Gateways, Northwestern University, and Chicago Public Schools among many others. Cultural performer nominee to the 2020 Dubai International Expo. Hailed by Gambian Ambassador Dawda Fadera as a "Professor of Percussion". 
daily practice will be encouraged. 20-45 minutes a day depending on age and ability level
your instrument: guitar, banjo, ukelele, mandolin, any percussion instrument (sticks/practice pad, snare drum, jembe, congas, bongos, cajon, etc.) . should be a working, tunable, instrument, not a toy.
regular evaluation,  both self and teacher directed , will keep us on track with personal goals and progress. questions and connections will be encouraged and valuable. 
30 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
classically written music and string TAB, any instrument lesson book or primer , various and extensive recorded music specific to the instrument. 


joshua guy
Lives in the United States
music & culture
9 total reviews
17 completed classes

About Me

Hello! I play and teach traditional music of West Africa,  the Caribbean and Americas for percussion ( jembe, dunun, congas, bongos, cajon, drumset) and string instruments ( guitar, banjo, ukelele, mandolin) . I have over 20 years experience... 
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