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Wes F.

Atlanta, GA

$60/hour

Learn guitar with a laid back, positive teacher.

In-person lessons
5.0 average from 153 ratings
Highly recommend!
— Rahim, Decatur, GA on 2/9/16

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Asbury College
Atlanta Institute of Music
Other

Education

Asbury College

Atlanta Institute of Music (Other)

About Wes

I have been teaching music steadily for the past ten years. I am proficient on guitar, piano, and bass and have a passion for music theory, composition, and arranging. I really enjoy helping students find new ways to excel at their instruments, develop musicianship, and expand their awareness and experience of music.

I strive to make the learning process as painless as possible for my students, beginning with proper technique and selecting repertoire that reinforces the concepts we cover. As the student acquires more skill, I transition to a focus on performance and theory.

In my experience, everyone is different when it comes to learning music. Some people like to freely pursue whatever their interested in, and some prefer a more regimented approach. I try to strike a balance between conforming to a student's learning style, while at the same time gently pushing them to be as open as possible to things one might miss when becoming too focused, or not focused enough (as the case may be).

My ultimate goal with each student is to teach myself into obsolescence -so that every student acquires the skill to continue learning on their own.
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

I typically charge $30 for a half hour lesson. I offer discounts if you come to me. If the distance I have to drive is considerable, I may need to charge more.

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Atlanta, GA 30329
In-person lessons

"Highly recommend!"

- Rahim, Decatur, GA on 2/9/16
Music:
Composition (Music), Ear Training, General Music, Guitar,
Music History, Music Theory,
Piano, Sight Singing, Songwriting, Voice (Music)
Art:
Composition (Music)
History:
Music History

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Guitar

I obtained my Bachelor of Music in guitar and music composition from Asbury College in 2000. I completed the guitar musicianship program at the Atlanta Institute of Music in 2001. I have been teaching guitar steadily for the last 15 years.

Music Theory

I received my B.A. in Music Theory/Composition and Guitar from Asbury College and studied theory further while completing a course of study at the Atlanta Institute of Music.

Asbury College
Atlanta Institute of Music
Other

Education

Asbury College

Atlanta Institute of Music (Other)

Highly recommend! — Our 7 year old has been taking lessons from Wes for the past year now and we could not be happier. Going from knowing nothing about the instrument when lessons first began to the point where our son is now, is nothing short of impressive. Wes is extremely professional and punctual and respects yours and your child's time. Lessons begin promptly and the child is actively engaged and learning the en ...

— Rahim, Decatur, GA on 2/9/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

I typically charge $30 for a half hour lesson. I offer discounts if you come to me. If the distance I have to drive is considerable, I may need to charge more.

Travel policy

Wes will travel within 10 miles of Atlanta, GA 30329.