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Guitar Lessons with Chris McIntyre 2017/2018


Hello friends, I hope you’ve all had a great summer! It has been a busy one for me with lots of gigging and recording to keep me busy. It is that time of year where people are looking for activities to keep them busy during the school season, and I am again accepting new guitar students. I have quite a few returning students and will have some slots for newcomers available. Though I suspect my schedule will fill up quickly so don’t miss out if you are looking for a teacher.

For this blog post I wanted to share a recent photo of a student of mine doing some recording here at the studio. Sean came to me as a beginner guitarist, and over the last year or so has really blossomed as a player. In a short amount of time he has gone from knowing a few chords to being able to read music on the guitar, learn songs by ear and tab, and play acoustic and electric guitar in a variety of styles. I’m sure his piano and choir background helped with the reading aspect, yet guitar can be a challenging instrument when it comes to reading music. Sean is currently working on an EP with his brother James here at the studio. It’s very cool to see a student grow musically from being a beginner to being a player capable of recording original music in the studio! I hope to get the chance to record more students of mine in the future.

So if you are a beginner, or someone who plays already and just wants to expand their knowledge and abilities feel free to get in touch. All details about lessons with me are available here.
I look forward to hearing from you!

Cheers,
Chris.

Season’s Greetings and Thank You!

Season’s Greetings!  Thank you to all my students, studio clients, venues, bands, and directors who have supported me over the past year. I’ve worked on lots of really cool projects, played with many great musicians at lots of great venues and events, and taught a bunch of hard working students this year. I look forward to serving you all in the new year, and working on even more great stuff! While growth has been slow during what has been a hard year for many economically in this region, the studio is growing, and my client list, student list, and musical network continue to grow. I am excited about the future in music/audio. It is not a career for the faint of heart, but when projects come to completion, or a great show is wrapped, or a student can now play something that before seemed impossible, it is all worth it. I look forward to continue helping other creatives pursue their passions and projects, while pushing forth with my own. So if you have a music or film project, but have been putting it off for one reason or another, come see me in the new year and lets make it happen! Maybe you’ve been wanting to pick up that guitar that has been collecting dust for years and finally learn to play it…January is a perfect time to come see me, I’ll have some lesson slots available. I’m also currently taking bookings for events as a soloist, duo, or trio, and as a freelancer for hire in 2017 so give me a shout! Happy Holidays everyone, enjoy a little down time to recharge those creative batteries!

Chris McIntyre.

 

Free Guitar Lesson Offer For One Student In Need In Grande Prairie

In these hard economic times, it can be hard for families to afford extracurricular activities like music lessons for their kids. Many lower income families miss out on the opportunity to have their child study one on one with a qualified, professional music teacher. I’d like to do my small part to help this situation by offering 1 free weekly 30 minute slot in my teaching schedule from September to December to one student in need. So this brings me to how shall I find and select this student? Here is where I need help. I’d like interested students between the ages of 9-14 to email me a short letter or video telling me why they want to study guitar and think they should be the one I select. Parents can help younger students with this. I really want to find someone who not only could not afford the lessons, but also someone who really desires to learn to play and is willing to make a commitment to practicing and learning. While I’d love to offer more slots, I run a small independent studio, and also have my own kids to provide for. But I’d like to help someone with this small gesture and gift of music.

Criteria: Ages 9-14, can be beginner or already have some experience, low income household, real desire to learn to play. Student will need their own guitar.

Terms: Lessons will run once weekly from September to December during a time slot that I select. Lessons are not transferable. Cancellations will not be made up or lessons carried over.

Deadline for submissions: September 5th. I will review submissions and select the student I think most suitable based on the criteria. Only the student selected will be contacted. Please include contact information, name, phone number, email, address etc. I will announce the student selected with a picture of us during their lesson on my blog.

Email submissions to chris@chrismcintyre.ca.

Chris McIntyre accepting guitar students for September 2016-June 2017

Greetings! As the last couple weeks of August are upon us, many are starting to consider extra curricular activities for their kids for the upcoming school year. Or perhaps some of you who have long past grade school are looking for a rewarding new indoor hobby to keep you busy during the cold winter months. I’m happy to announce I will again be accepting students of all ages and skill levels for the upcoming school season. I will be primarily focusing on recruiting students into regular weekly time slots. I’ve updated the teaching page on this site with an online enrolment form which includes all the rates and details pertaining to signing up for lessons with me. Students will use this enrolment form to sign up for lessons. Now perhaps you are an adult learner with a busy schedule and can’t always commit to a regular time slot, but maybe you have a time earlier in the day weekdays that can occasionally work. I will also accept a few casual students providing they are not booked into the prime time in demand slots that could be filled with regular weekly students. 

I will also accept students who are interested in learning about music technology, engineering and recording. All music lessons happen in my home studio which is conveniently set up as a recording studio. It is possible for those students interested in the production side of things to learn how to create their own music.

I look forward to seeing some returning faces and some new faces as well! If you wish to discuss lessons prior to filling out the online form, feel free to contact me and I can answer any questions you may have. See you in the fall!

Chris.

 

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