- Hourly rate $40
- Response Time 24h
1st lesson free!
World-traveled Master player/teacher/30 years pro offers guitar/music lessons in the Greater Cincinnati area: Classical, Jazz, Blues, Improvisation, Composition, Theory
- at his home
- at your home
About the lesson
My approach is Learner-Centered. I teach you "how to fish" rather that feeding you a fish. My students say I " . . . know how to simplify complex ideas into an easy-to-understand language. His teaching style is down-to-earth." My goal is to de-mystify concepts while facilitating students to develop their own personal voice - I help you become the player you want to be.
- Music Reading
- Classical Guitar
- All Levels
I have been teaching all ages and levels for almost 30 years, college-level workshops, and Master classes. My academic background includes 5 years of Grad school culminating in a DMA (Doctor of Musical Arts) program at the famed Eastman School of Music. Many of my students are at a professional level. I've been evaluated by my superiors as a "gifted teacher with an intense interest in the personal development of students and a great sensitivity to their individual needs."
If you want to learn guitar the "right" way Greg Chako is your man. He is well educated in music theory and a highly accomplished professional composer and jazz musician. Jazz is his passion, but Greg can play it all. He is a patient teacher with the right amount of encouragement for any age or any level of student. Greg also has a dry sense of humor so sessions are always fun.
I work with Greg for a couple years at DHR guitar experience, a boutique guitar shop in the Cincinnati area. I found them to be very professional and informative. I've known of Greg as a professional Jazz guitarist for a number of years and after meeting him at the opportunity to take jazz guitar lessons from him. I was not surprised at the extensive knowledge he had of the guitar and applying Jazz to it. From dominant Court scales, pentatonic scales, upper structured triads, tritone substitution, 2-5-1 chord voicings, to harmonic movement and harmonizing melodies with chord solos I have found Greg to be superior in instruction has applied to jazz guitar. If you're really serious about jazz guitar then Greg is the instructor that most satisfies that discipline.
I've taken several lessons from Greg. He's an excellent teacher and very generous with his time and resources. In addition, I've heard Greg perform at various venues. He's as accomplished performing live as he is on the CD's he's recorded.
Greg is an inspiration to new and experienced guitar players with his vast knowledge in theory and playing and understanding the needs of the student.
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- 5h: $160
- 10h: $350
- + $$10
Cancellations should be made within 24 hours of lesson time to avoid a 50% fee. Make up lessons can be arranged.