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Chase R.
Brookline, Massachusetts
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I can teach students theory, harmony, ear training, based on my education through Berklee School of Music.
About Chase R.

I started playing guitar when I was in the 8th grade. At that time I was into punk, and as I got older I moved into listening to classic rock, then blues, then all sorts of jazz and jam bands, and now classical and sacred art. And my playing of the guitar has following the same trajectory: I played in the style I listened to. One common thread through all of this has been an, at first unconscious, but now fully conscious focus on the art of improvisation. Improvisation is central in my own playing, and what I deliberately bring my students to do. And this is not something vainly individualistic. Franz Liszt, Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, Chopin; Coltrane, Miles; Ravi Shankar, Ali Akbar Khan; Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Clapton; SRV, Albert King, BB King: what do all of these musicians have in common? They improvised, and were very good at it in their respective genres. Improvisation is a truly important aspect of playing music, and one which I will give due focus to. Besides this, I will teach the student technique, chords, scales, songs (chosen by both the student and, at times, myself), and later on: theory (including harmony and ear training). I have a Master's Certificate in Theory, Harmony and Ear Training from Berklee College of Music's online extension, and am currently attending Berklee in Boston for a degree in Music Education. *** Lesson Details *** In my 'about me' section I have laid out in a general fashion what I will teach you. I am very patient with my students. I focus on the qualities of effortless action, patience, contentment with our current abilities while striving to attain (eventual) mastery. *** Travel Equipment *** I can provide a tuner, picks, and sheet music. I expect the student to have a guitar, a tuner, extra strings, and picks. *** Specialties *** I specialize in modal improvisation. I also can teach some art philosophy and philosophy related to art.

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Chase R.
Brookline, Massachusetts
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
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I can teach students theory, harmony, ear training, based on my education through Berklee School of Music.
About Chase R.

I started playing guitar when I was in the 8th grade. At that time I was into punk, and as I got older I moved into listening to classic rock, then blues, then all sorts of jazz and jam bands, and now classical and sacred art. And my playing of the guitar has following the same trajectory: I played in the style I listened to. One common thread through all of this has been an, at first unconscious, but now fully conscious focus on the art of improvisation. Improvisation is central in my own playing, and what I deliberately bring my students to do. And this is not something vainly individualistic. Franz Liszt, Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, Chopin; Coltrane, Miles; Ravi Shankar, Ali Akbar Khan; Hendrix, Jimmy Page, Clapton; SRV, Albert King, BB King: what do all of these musicians have in common? They improvised, and were very good at it in their respective genres. Improvisation is a truly important aspect of playing music, and one which I will give due focus to. Besides this, I will teach the student technique, chords, scales, songs (chosen by both the student and, at times, myself), and later on: theory (including harmony and ear training). I have a Master's Certificate in Theory, Harmony and Ear Training from Berklee College of Music's online extension, and am currently attending Berklee in Boston for a degree in Music Education. *** Lesson Details *** In my 'about me' section I have laid out in a general fashion what I will teach you. I am very patient with my students. I focus on the qualities of effortless action, patience, contentment with our current abilities while striving to attain (eventual) mastery. *** Travel Equipment *** I can provide a tuner, picks, and sheet music. I expect the student to have a guitar, a tuner, extra strings, and picks. *** Specialties *** I specialize in modal improvisation. I also can teach some art philosophy and philosophy related to art.

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Chase and I worked together doing online lessons for guitar for a number of months. Chase is an incredible instructor. He helped me understand how to analyze and replicate my music tastes in a super effective way. His teachings on improvisation definitely brought out the best in my playing. I would highly recommend learning from Chase, whether you are a beginner or expert.

Posted Feb 27, 2021
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Chase and I did not work together long because of other commitments. However, in the short time we did work together I learned a lot. Chase is easy going, highly skilled, very patient, and his teaching style is such that it fosters student confidence. I was really nervous at first, because I wasn't sure what to expect. Chase quickly made me feel at ease during the lesson. We only had half hour lessons, but that was definitely enough time to learn new materiel and make progress. I highly recommend him for guitar lessons.

Posted Jan 25, 2016
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My son is 7 and really seems to like Chase. He came well prepared and finally someone has started to teach him some rock songs .

Posted Jan 8, 2016
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Music Teacher
May 2013 - Present
Geddes Music
I provided private music instruction at Geddes Music in Brentwood, Ca from 5/2013 to 9/2016, and in home lessons since 2012.
Master's Certificate in Theory, Harmony, and Ear Training
Aug 2009 - Jul 2012
Berklee College of Music
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Master's Certificate in Theory, Harmony, and Ear Training
Oct 2011
Berklee College of Music

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Instructor details
Music Theory
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Beacon St
Student's Home
Student's Home
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$30
45 minutes
$45
60 minutes
$60
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30