Guitar Lessons with a Dedicated, Classically Trained Musician
For All Lessons Please Contact Lessons@wbaileymusic.com You can also call me directly at (661)618-4542
♦ Beginning ♦ Intermediate ♦ Advanced ♦
♦ Pop ♦ Rock ♦ Classical ♦ Jazz ♦ Fusion ♦ Metal ♦ Lead ♦ Rhythm ♦ Solo ♦
Whether you are a
- parent looking sign their child up for lessons
- you’ve just picked up the guitar for the first time
- you’ve been playing for a while
- or you’re ready to take your chops to the next level
I can help you reach your goals.
As an instructor, I draw from broad experience playing in a wide variety of settings including pop, rock, and country bands, gigging with jazz combos, performing with big bands, studio recording, and concertizing both solo and with chamber ensembles. In addition to this, I have formally studied jazz guitar, rock, and classical guitar as well as music theory, pedagogy, and musicianship. I currently hold a Bachelor’s of Music (BM) in Guitar Performance from CalState Northridge, an institution renown for its classical guitar program. The wide breadth of my experience enables me to meet the specific needs of my individual students.
From my Philosophy on Lessons section:
“My approach to teaching is both student and goal oriented. I allow the interests of my students to guide their lessons as I push them to achieve their goals. I do this while providing them with a solid foundation of theory, musicianship, repertoire and practice techniques which equip them to grow into the capable musician that they wish to become.
When I give lessons, it is not my goal to teach a single style or even the guitar as a single instrument. I strive to teach music as a living, breathing language both aural and written. I teach my students a broad, fundamental understanding of music as a language and I teach them to use the guitar and its various styles as a vehicle to command it.”
I Specialize in teaching all ages and have had beginning students as young as 5 and my eldest being 68. Its never to late…or early to start!
$70 for an hour (for older students & advanced students)
$40 for a half hour (for younger students & beginner students)
The First Introductory Lesson Is Always Free!
More Information About Lessons
Lessons typically occur once per week and take place at my home in Sherman Oaks. Lessons are $70 for an hour and $40 for a half hour. Scholarship rates are available for exceptional students who need a break and can come during off (non-prime) hours. Flexible options such as one lesson per every two weeks can be worked out. Skype lessons are available and I do make house calls (Lessons in your home) for an additional fee.
The first introductory lesson given is always free of charge and I have a money back guarantee on your first month of lessons. I can proudly say that this policy has never once been invoked.
I also offer (free) services to assist current and prospective students (and their parents) to learn about and find a suitable instrument to start with.
Solo performances and group recitals are organized with local venues and other local music teachers as a part of the lesson package. Sometimes a small fee is required of participants to cover facility rental fees for group recitals. Students are strongly encouraged to participate.
Group lessons specifically designed to facilitate ensemble playing among my students are an option as well. These generally occur with current rather than prospective students and take place at the discretion of me, the student and parent. They can occur in addition to or in lieu of regular weekly lessons.
Please contact me at Lessons@wbaileymusic.com to schedule your first lesson.
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I am looking forward to hearing from you!