Teaching

For more than 25 years, I’ve taught students of all ages and levels of experience. I love the challenge of individualizing the lessons and getting to the center of what each student is interested in.

Currently, my students range in age from 9 to 70+, from first-time guitar players to professionals with touring and recording experience.

I started teaching guitar in 1987 at a local music store. Since that time, in addition to my private teaching studio, I’ve taught for the National Guitar Workshops in San Francisco, Nashville, and Austin. From 1993 to 2001, I taught at several colleges in Kansas, including holding a full-time faculty position. In addition to private guitar and ensembles, I’ve taught music theory and ear training to students of all ages and skill levels.

My teaching philosophy emphasizes the importance of customizing the method for each student. The songs you want to learn and the styles you are interested in determine what we work on. I also like to include the theory behind the music to help you make the connections between different styles and songs.

I currently teach from my home studio in Round Rock, Texas. Lessons by phone or mail are also an option for students outside of Central Texas.

I recommend that beginners start with weekly, half-hour lessons; more advanced students may decide to take one-hour lessons.

To get started, call 512-255-4077 or e-mail bret@bretboyer.com.