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Lyle R.
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
I cannot learn something without wanting to immediately begin sharing what I know. That's what inspired me to begin teaching, and it continues to drive me today. My credo is, "Take fun seriously." There is a reason we say that we "play" music; it is meant to be entertaining, for the listener and the performer. I know you want to learn to play an instrument so that you have one more pleasure in your life, and not to take up a new profession. But I also assume the highest potential in my students. If something is worth learning, it's worth learning well. My goal is for people to say to each other, "There seem to be a lot of good guitarists coming out of the Madison area. What's in the water?" My bottom line: Whatever your personal objectives, it is my job to discover them and help you meet them, whether you're interested performing at the campfire or the concert hall. If you do not live nearby, we can learn together through online chat via FaceTime, Skype, or Google Hangout. I have openings during early daytime CST, which means if you're in the UK or Europe and you're an English speaker, I would be happy to schedule you. We will focus on sight-reading and jazz-style bass line construction, but also spend time working on songs from the student's chosen favorite musical styles.
About Lyle R.

- Degree in Music Theory / History from University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. - 25 years' teaching and performing experience. - Fluent in all electric styles, plus acoustic and classical. *** Lesson Details *** I like to cover the fundamentals while focusing on your personal goals. All stages of ability are welcome, from rank novice to pro. We'll determine what you wish to learn, and build a roadmap to get there. *** Studio Equipment *** Home Office in his Townhouse: Music stand, recording equipment, two chairs. *** Specialties *** All types of jazz, from swing to modern. Rock, Metal, Blues and Country. Composition and improvisation.

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Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 1989

Education

Bachelor of Music

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Teaches ages 8+

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Lyle R.
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
I cannot learn something without wanting to immediately begin sharing what I know. That's what inspired me to begin teaching, and it continues to drive me today. My credo is, "Take fun seriously." There is a reason we say that we "play" music; it is meant to be entertaining, for the listener and the performer. I know you want to learn to play an instrument so that you have one more pleasure in your life, and not to take up a new profession. But I also assume the highest potential in my students. If something is worth learning, it's worth learning well. My goal is for people to say to each other, "There seem to be a lot of good guitarists coming out of the Madison area. What's in the water?" My bottom line: Whatever your personal objectives, it is my job to discover them and help you meet them, whether you're interested performing at the campfire or the concert hall. If you do not live nearby, we can learn together through online chat via FaceTime, Skype, or Google Hangout. I have openings during early daytime CST, which means if you're in the UK or Europe and you're an English speaker, I would be happy to schedule you. We will focus on sight-reading and jazz-style bass line construction, but also spend time working on songs from the student's chosen favorite musical styles.
About Lyle R.

- Degree in Music Theory / History from University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. - 25 years' teaching and performing experience. - Fluent in all electric styles, plus acoustic and classical. *** Lesson Details *** I like to cover the fundamentals while focusing on your personal goals. All stages of ability are welcome, from rank novice to pro. We'll determine what you wish to learn, and build a roadmap to get there. *** Studio Equipment *** Home Office in his Townhouse: Music stand, recording equipment, two chairs. *** Specialties *** All types of jazz, from swing to modern. Rock, Metal, Blues and Country. Composition and improvisation.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 1989

Education

Bachelor of Music

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 8+

Speaks

Has background check

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Bass Guitar
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$25
45 minutes
$37
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$50
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First 3 lessons
$30
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gets right to the music no small talk just what I needed had a good lesson can hardly wait to progress.

Posted Jul 3, 2021
Teacher's Studio

So far so good. Very patient as mistakes after mistake was made. Corrected quite a few mistakes I was making so that my habits would be good habits from the start. Let me talk to myself as I messed up and complimented me when I was on the right track.

Posted Feb 4, 2019
Online

Great lesson! Thanks!

Posted Jan 18, 2019
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Private Music Instructor
Aug 1996 - Present
Self
Private music instructor, guitar, piano, bass, banjo, ukulele, and woodwinds. Freelance, with some work at academies including Lake Country Conservatory (Oconomowoc), Arboretum Music School (Waunakee), SoSonic (Madison) and MusicWorks (Madison). Current owner of MusicWorks.
Bachelor of Music
Aug 1991 - Aug 1998
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

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Instructor details
Bass Guitar
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
$25
45 minutes
$37
60 minutes
$50
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30