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I offer lessons in:

  • Pop Bass
  • Rock Bass
  • Funk / R&B Bass
  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Electric / Rock Guitar
  • Jazz Guitar
  • Basic Music Theory
  • Intermediate Music Theory
  • Advanced Music Theory
  • Songwriting
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    Charles GouldOffering private lessons in
    Olympia, Washington
    About MeContact Me
    I teach both guitar and electric bass and have given lessons for more than twenty years in a variety of styles. I offer lessons to beginners as well as advanced players.

    I've worked as a professional guitarist and bassist since the mid-seventies and have extensive experience in many facets of the music industry including performing, recording, producing, songwriting and teaching.

    My Teaching Background
    I studied music at the University of Arizona, and have taken private lessons on both guitar and bass. Through the years as a teacher I have created many learning tools and use a variety of approaches to accommodate the different ways in which different personalities learn.

    I've also taken voice lessons and sing professionally in the various groups that I work with, so I can offer pointers in that area as well.

    My Teaching Philosophy
    My intention is to make the lessons fun and exciting, after all, most people choose to learn an instrument for the enjoyment of playing music. I provide a pleasant, relaxed environment where I can present the information and instruction in a humorous and interesting way. I tailor the lessons according to each persons specific goals and desires. If you are learning with a goal of playing professionally, I'll structure the lesson material with the intention of preparing you for what is required to succeed professionally. If you are simply learning for your own enjoyment the lessons will provide all the fundamentals and techniques to help you achieve your desired results.

    Rates And Availability
    I teach out of my home. I charge $30.00 for an hour lesson, or $20.00 for a half-hour lesson. I recommend half-hour lessons for students under the age of fourteen.