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I offer lessons in:

  • Arranging
  • Pop Bass
  • Rock Bass
  • Composition
  • Ear Training
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Brazilian Guitar
  • Electric / Rock Guitar
  • Slide Guitar
  • Classical Guitar
  • Improvisation
  • Music Appreciation
  • Basic Music Theory
  • Intermediate Music Theory
  • Advanced Music Theory
  • Performance Techniques
  • Sight Singing
  • Songwriting
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    Brian LallyOffering private lessons in
    Seattle, Washington
    About MeContact Me
    Take guitar lessons from a performing professional! Currently a West Seattle resident, my past engagements have included a live on-air performance on the Bob Rivers Morning Show on 102.5 KZOK FM, in-concert performances at the Seattle Arts in Nature Festival, the Northwest Faerie Festival, and the Seattle Museum of the Mysteries, and weekly performances at the 4th & Madison Building in downtown Seattle for four-and-a-half years.

    My Teaching Background
    I have 21 years of experience, a B.A. in Classical Guitar from Western Washington University, and have studied in masterclasses with the Falla Guitar Trio and Larry Coryell.

    I've also studied voice with internationally recognized singers Pamela Casella and Craig Nim.

    My Teaching Philosophy
    Lessons are available in a variety of different styles for classical, acoustic steel-string, electric, or bass guitar. My students tell me I am a patient, encouraging teacher who will help you realize your musical goals. I emphasize technical and musical fundamentals that allow you to excel at any style of music. Please read below for specifics on what you will learn.

    Classical Guitar

    Learn classical playing position, how to read music, how to effectively use gravity and arm weight to your advantage, the shaping and use of fingernails for tone production, studies and exercises for technical development, and graduated repertoire. Emphasis is placed on musicality, individual expression and communication rather than strict academic interpretation.

    Acoustic Steel-String Guitar

    Learn fingerstyle or flatpicking. Fingerstyle players are given the option of learning how to use fingernails for increased projection, and superior tone. Flatpicking students learn picking technique that produces a round, full tone, assists in the playing of well articulated phrases, and is ergonomically effective. Both learn fundamentals of left hand technique that produce superior articulation, accuracy, and intonation. Some students want to learn how to improvise, some just want to learn to strum their favorite songs. The focus varies depending upon the musical interests of the student. Steel-string students are also given the option of learning to read music.

    Electric Guitar

    The student learns healthy left hand technique that is ergonomically superior and creates better tone, accuracy, and articulation as well as effective right hand picking technique that minimizes unnecessary motion and effectively damps strings for a cleaner sound. The student studies the style of music that he/she is interested in. As with acoustic steel-string players, the student is given the choice of learning to read music or not, but it is recommended for those who want to become well rounded musicians that will have the ability to traverse styles.

    Bass Guitar

    Emphasis is placed on sound left hand and right hand technical fundamentals, learning to read notes on the bass, understanding the function of a bass line in a musical structure, and how to create your own bass lines.

    Rates And Availability
    Lessons are taught at my home studio in West Seattle, teaching space in the University District, or at your home. Rates are $50.00 per hour, and $25.00 per half hour at my home studio; $55.00 per hour, and $30.00 per half hour at my University District teaching space, or $75.00 per hour in your home. Receive a free lesson with your first one month payment.

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