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Instruments
Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Classical Guitar, Electric Bass, Electric Guitar, Harmonica, Mandolin, Music Theory, and Ukulele
Skill Levels
Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced
Genres
Rock lead, acoustic fingerpicking, acoustic and electric blues, jam-band, bluegrass, country, folk, Celtic & classical guitar
Lesson Duration
30 minutes
Age Groups
6+

Glenn Weiser

Acoustic Guitar magazine has called me a "master teacher," and with my 30 years of experience I can help you achieve your musical goals.
Teaching Philosophy

Your personal musical goals will set the agenda for our lessons-I will teach you to play the type of music you want to learn.

I create a carefully graded, step-by-step course of instruction tailored to the individual student and guide the student along it. I am fully supportive of my students' aspirations, and working together, we will bring out the inner musician within you. My profile video goes into more details, and I demonstrate several instruments that I teach in the following order: acoustic guitar, electric guitar, banjo, harmonica, mandolin. Check it out and get in touch with me.

Experience

From 1980 to 2011 I worked in several music stores in upstate New York teaching studio lessons to 50-70 students per week.

I have taught well over 1,000 students.

I also taught group lessons at Old Songs in Guilderland, NY, and co-instructed at the Harmonica Masterclass with David Barrett.

Credentials
  • Formal classical guitar studies with Maestro Paul Battat, guitarist and violinist
  • Steel string fingerstyle studies with Eric Schoenberg, noted guitar soloist
  • Voice studies with Mia Scirocco, College of St. Rose
  • Music theory studies with Andrew Lundquist
  • Harmonica studies with Jerry Portnoy, Muddy Waters Band
  • Mandolin studies with John McGann, Berklee College of Music
  • Banjo studies with Paul Jossman, Ramblin Jug Stompers

Author of 10 books on guitar and harmonica. You can see my books here-http://celticguitarmusic.com/booksmain.htm

Contributor to Acoustic Guitar magazine. You can see my columns here-http://celticguitarmusic.com/AG_columns.htm

Harmonica columnist for Sing Out! Magazine since 1989. You can see my columns here-http://www.celticguitarmusic.com/SO!.htm

Technical editor of Wiley Publications book "Harmonica for Dummies"

You can listen to my music on YouTube here-
http://www.youtube.com/user/ultraliberal

Affiliations
  • Folk School of Chattanooga, music instructor
  • Sing Out magazine, harmonica columnist
  • Metroland, Albany NY, music writer
Student Reviews
5
Carrie K.

“Glen has been terrific in getting me started well on the banjo. Lessons, goals and practice tips for strengthening fingers are just what I needed to improve. Lesson music is fun and challenging.”

5
Lauren S.

“He was very informative and taught me a lot in the little time we had.”

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