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FAQ's About Guitar Lessons
Should I start with acoustic or electric guitar?
You should start with whichever you want to play. If you want to shred guitar solos like Jimi Hendrix, you may not enjoy playing acoustic. If you want to accompany yourself singing some Joni Mitchell songs, you may feel out of place with an electric.
What do I need to bring to my lessons?
You need to bring your guitar, maybe a pick, and questions. We'll take care of any amplification you may or may not need.
Do I need to already have a musical background?
Just the passion to learn, your teacher has the experience to take you wherever you wish on your musical journey.
Shaun comes to TuneTown from Berklee College of Music in Boston where he is an instructor. He has earned many Achievement and Scholarship awards during his studies. Shaun has an exceptional grasp of all styles of music, and can teach all levels of students desiring to learn. In addition to being an amazing guitarist, Shaun is an experienced recording engineer. He is best described by Bill Scheiniman, Berklee Chairman of Music Production and engineering, "throughout his academic career in our major, Shaun's work has met the highest standards, placing him in the top 2 or 3% of his class, His self-initiative and ability to work well with a wide range of people have made him a valued collaborator in roles as both producer, engineer and instructor.
JD Raines has been fascinated by music for his entire life. He grew up in Maine and has performed across New England as both a solo artist and with his band, Better Than, which MaineToday noted "has been a constant name in the local music scene."
In May 2015 JD graduated from the University of Maine Augusta, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Jazz and Contemporary Music with a concentration in Music Education. While at UMA, JD was a vocalist with Envok, the upper level vocal ensemble. He also performed with many other ensembles as a sought-after vocalist, guitarist, and drummer. He has studied with many talented and well-known musicians, including Dr. Richard Nelson, Dr. Timothy Weir, Scott Hughes and Bob Thompson.
Tom grew up in New York City the son of a Broadway and film director, and was exposed to Broadway songwriters and performers throughout childhood. As an adult Tom studied songwriting in Paul Simon's masterclass at New York University and majored in Arranging and Composition Major at Berklee College of Music. He then worked as a copyist for The Rodgers and Hasmmerstein Organization and CD buyer for Tower Records in Manhattan while performing all over the USA with various groups. Tom also studied privately with Chuck Anderson of Philadelphia and jazz great John Aberecrombie on New York City.
Craig Wing teacher and performer.
Craig Wing has been teaching for 22 years. Craig has taught at Daddys junky music store for seven years. Craig has done student concerts there helping students to play in front of an audience and helping students play with others. Craig has taught at Berklee College of music summer sessions in Boston Massachusetts. Craig trained group classes to perform material on a weekly basis. Craig became the music director at the boys and girls club of America in Portland Maine. The students learned how to play instruments and perform. Craigs students performed this girl is on fire for governor Janet Mills at her inauguration. Craig's teaching style is to inspire the students to excel in their musical interests. Students can learn theory, scales, chords and songs. Craig works on the students interest , as well as giving guidance to be a well rounded player. Craig is positive and patient with all
students beginner or advanced. Craig believes music is a never ending journey that should be enjoyed by all that seek it.
DavidDavid has experience performing in a variety of contexts, from solo classical guitar concerts throughout the eastern United States; guitar ensemble performances, including a performance of Steve Reich’s Electric Counterpoint in Kilbourn Hall for the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival; chamber music; rock groups; jazz and jazz fusion; reggae; and renaissance lute in the continuo section of Eastman’s Collegium Musicum. David gigs in and around Portland, ME, where he lives and collaborates with his wife, April, a singer-songwriter.
David has 10 years of teaching experience working with students in a variety of styles and different backgrounds and levels. As a teacher, he teaches privately, as well as virtually for Settlement Music School and the Meridee Winters School of Music. David has taught guitar classes and coached rock bands and ensembles at Appel Farm Arts Camp in Elmer, NJ, where he was the director of the Music Department for several years, and was the director of the Rock and Jazz program at Camp Encore/Coda in Sweden, Maine. .
David received his B.M. and M.M. in guitar performance at the Eastman School of Music, studying under guitarist and pedagogue Nicholas Goluses. David has also studied jazz guitar under Bob Sneider at Eastman and Rich Goldstein at The Hartt School, performance practice and lute under Paul O’Dette, and has studied contemporary guitar techniques under Dominic Frasca at The Monkey in NYC.
Luke is a professional working musician and has been a teaching and mentoring students for over 20 years. He has worked with bands like Dropkick Murphys, Ramallah and The Hellbound Hitmen.
He considers himself to be a life-long learner and also a "new school" musician. He stays current and up to date with the newest methods and digital technologies as they become available.
His students quickly gain not only the technical ability to understand and play their instruments, but also the confidence and direction needed to pursue their musical goals. He provides each student a custom lesson plan, focused on his students individual needs.
His continued inspiration comes from first hand experience watching how music can reach the people who need it most, when nothing else can.