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Taylor A. - Guitar Teacher

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$100per hour

Professional Guitar Lessons

Taylor's lessons:

Guitar

Guitar Lessons

Hello!

My name is Taylor, I am a professional guitarist/singer-songwriter. My students can expect an honest, open minded, custom lesson plan. Based specifically on what you'd like to get out of your instrument.

I'm an upbeat, humorous, fun person and can help if you'd like to learn any of the following:

-Basic theory and chords
-How to read tablature to learn your favorite songs
-How to sing and play simultaneously
-Basic elements of different styles: Blues, Jazz, Folk, Rock etc.
-How to teach yourself to maximize originality

Levels
Beg
Int
Specialties
Basic Theory & Chords
Beat Box While Playing Guitar
Blues
Folk
Singer-Songwriter
Singing While Playing Guitar
Ages
8 and Up

Overview

Hey Guys and Gals!

I'm Taylor, a professional guitarist, singer-songwriter, beatboxer and recording artist. I have been honing my craft for 10+ years and would love to help you with your skills too!

I began playing guitar at age 10 and have been singing my entire life. I will give you an honest, open, customized lesson plan to get the most of out your instrument! Most importantly I try to make it fun, after all that's what music should be, FUN!

I specialize in basic guitar chords and theory, singing while playing guitar, beginner courses in styles such as blues, folk, rock & jazz.

I'm an upbeat, easy to get along with guy who wants to help YOU achieve your dream of mastering your instrument!

I look forward to our learning journey together.

Best,
Taylor Alexander

My background

I come from two musical families. My father is a singer-songwriter guitarist, like me. My sister plays piano, guitar, and bass. She also writes, sings and produces.

My maternal grandmother was a music major in college, a pianist and music teacher (2nd grade) and began playing guitar at age 81. My maternal grandfather and his brother were 1st trumpet in their respective Marine Corps Bands in 1952-1956 & 1959-1963. My Uncle and Aunt sing in a nationally traveling chorale and at their church.

My paternal great grandmother was a professional singer and her son, also had a fine voice. My Uncle also wrote, sang and played guitar before he passed in 1989. Of my 7 cousins 5 are musically talented and two married musicians.

Needless to say, music is in my blood.

In fact my family is so crazy about music.....my name, Taylor. Is after THE James Taylor. I was born into this, and I love it with all my heart.

Which is why I'd love to teach you or your child(ren).

Thank you for taking the time to read this, I appreciate your consideration.

Best,
Taylor-

My Career

I began performing at age 17 in high school, as the first solo performer to make the WLHS Band Showcase as a senior and in pop punk bands. I began writing seriously at 18 and recorded my first demo before college.

In college I realized I liked performing for my classmates in between classes and at parties WAY more than class, so i began to focus on how to play for others as much as possible. I also took and excelled in every music class my school offered.

After two years I was playing monthly and fully devoted to music, so I dropped out of private Catholic community college and moved back to my native Cincinnati to pursue my dream, music.

My sister, a few years younger than I, was in high school then. A performing arts school in the heart of the city, she shared the halls with alumni like Nick Lachey and Sarah Jessica Parker. To make a long story short...MTV filmed a non-scripted reality show based on students at the school and she was chosen as main cast member. Her entire senior year was on national TV and she accumulated a large following quickly.

So we formed a band. I became her guitarist. Our mutual friend and bass player, Seth Huff joined next and Aaron Breadon, also a cast member on the show, rounded out the foursome. Mia Carruthers and the Retros were born. We went to Nashville and made an EP. The MTV show got picked up for a second season and aired one of our songs.

We debuted at #24 on iTunes Pop chart on January 5, 2010.

We thought our lives were set. We flew out to play a showcase for Universal Republic Records in NYC and we got to play an ENCORE. It was truly an amazing experience.

We never heard back from Universal however, loving and leaving us like a stereotypical scuzzy tinder date. We did play the US Open in New York later that year though. Which was awesome.

The band recorded 2 more EP's but never released them. I started on my solo trek when the band fizzled in 2011.

I recorded my debut self titled EP in 2012 in Dayton, Ohio and have released 2 more since then and a single last year, Long Way Road ft. Doc Optimo. I chose to move to Los Angeles to further pursue my passion in 2014.

Since moving to LA I've released 4 music videos, played 50+ shows, began booking at local venues and assembled a 6 piece band. I now plan to begin teaching more and pass on my love and knowledge of music to others.

Hopefully you!

Questions and Answers

What experience do you have teaching kids?

I have experience teaching children ages 5-14. Most spefically my 8 year old sister, I began teaching her to sing and play guitar at age 5. I love kids, I look forward to working with your children!

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How do your lessons for adults differ from lessons for children?

My lessons for adults differ from that of my lessons with children in that I take a more mature approach. I'm able to get a feel for what my students are wanting to get from my teaching, what their goals are. I plan an honest, realistic lesson to fit the needs of all my students and hopefully gain some friendships along the way. All music lover's get along great, I look forward to meeting you!

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Why are you a music teacher?

I am a music teacher because I love music. Its only thing that makes me truly happy so I choose to dedicate my time and effort to helping people learn the thing I love most. Its the most rewarding for me to help my students discover the joy/empowerment one feels in success's with music. Its so fun!

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Why should I choose you as my teacher?

You should choose me because Im upbeat, enthusiastic and fun! I like to bring as much joy and humor to any situation as possible. Although I am a teacher I never stop learning. Lets get to know each other and learn together...what'd ya say?!

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Education

Real Music Experience

Jun 2007 - Mar 2016School of Life

Liberal Arts

Aug 2005 - May 2007Holy Cross College

Awards

Semi-Finalist 2015

February 2015International Songwriting Competition

Languages Spoken

  • EnglishFluent/Native Proficiency
  • MusicFluent/Native Proficiency

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Teacher's Home Studio
Los Angeles, CA
Near Western & 8th (Koreatown)
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