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Instruments
Acoustic Guitar, Classical Guitar, and Electric Guitar
Skill Levels
Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
Genres
Early to intermediate classical, jazz, folk, rock, funk
Lesson Duration
30 minutes
Age Groups
6+

Chip Newton

Professional performing guitarist-specializing in jazz, rock and popular styles!
Teaching Philosophy

Learning to play an instrument is one of the most rewarding of creative endeavors. I foster a relaxed and enjoyable teaching approach that will hopefully result in a solid technique that will allow creativity to develop. I do recommend the practice of certain scales and chords everyday, balanced with repertoire to put these scales and chords to use in real songs and melodies.

Experience

I have taught at Elon University since 2003. I am continuing to do this, and I currently teach private guitar lessons, coach the jazz combos, teach jazz improvisation classes, and lecture in jazz history. In addition to this, I perform regularly in the Triad and the Triangle with lots of musicians and groups. My playing has been heard on 91.5 WUNC, UNC-TV, and on the recording, 'If These Songs Could Talk' by the Dave Fox Group.

Credentials

Concord University - Bachelor's Degree in Music Education, K-12
University of North Carolina at Greensboro - Master's Degree in Guitar Performance

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