Brandon has over thirty years of experience playing guitar and bass. He has studied guitar and piano with various well-known instructors, including Scott Fraser, Shulamit Maneev, and Jeffrey Van. Brandon has ample experience gained through performing in several local bands, opening for well known national acts, playing with The Sioux City Symphony, and writing for movies, television and commercials. As well, Brandon runs a YouTube channel, Soundwell Guitar, that is dedicated to music education. Brandon writes music for and performs with his current band. His composing skills range from full orchestra classical scores to jazz, metal, country and rock.
Brandon approaches teaching with patience, dedication, flexibility, and a passion for music which he uses to motivate the same in his students. He teaches all styles (rock, classical, jazz, metal, blues, country, folk, praise and worship, and pop) as well as a basic approach that is applicable for any style of music. Music theory, note reading, music interpretation, composition, music appreciation and music therapy are all a part of his teaching program, which gives his students the tools they need to play guitar, learn the music they love, and express their creativity. Brandon has taught a variety of age groups from ages 3 to 70, and students with special needs, including ADHD, autism, Asperger’s syndrome, cerebral palsy and down syndrome.
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- $32 / half hour lesson
- $47.25 / 45-minute lesson