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Guitar Lessons

I offer guitar lessons to students of all ages and skill levels. I have been teaching guitar for almost 7 years and I have developed a simple and effective method to develop your skills and reach your musical goals. I currently have about twenty students ranging from the age of six to sixty five. My musical interests lie with classical, fingerstyle and Latin American guitar. However, I have helped students become proficient in styles such as Metal, Bluegrass, Country, Rock, Samba, Reggae, Ska and Jazz. Whatever style of guitar you're interested in, my lessons will help you aquire the technical skills and practice habits required to accomplish your musical goals.

What should you expect to learn from my lessons? Most of my students begin to learn easy songs within the first month, and after about three months of lessons I often ask my students to choose songs they would like to learn themselves. Over the course of these first few months you will become familiar with open chords, you will learn how to read and perform basic rhythms, you will learn to read guitar tablature and standard notation and you will be able to sing at least one song. I've helped my students learn music by The Beatles, Led Zepplin, The White Stripes, J.S. Bach, Metalica, Jason Mraz and Fernando Sor. With my advanced students I work on music theory, extended techniques, composition and the building of repertoire for auditions and performances. Click the "Contact" link above for rates and scheduling.

Testimonials

"William has been my son Ahmir's guitar teacher for almost a year. My son is a 9 years old and has the attention span of a 2 year old, but William is always patient and finds ways to get him to focus. A few months ago I expressed my concern that Ahmir seemed to be loosing interest in practicing and that it was becoming a chore for him. During that lesson, William put all formal lessons aside, and they had a great time just playing the guitar for fun. My son is excited about guitar again, and really enjoys that his teacher let's him choose the songs he wants to learn. Ahmir is playing and singing Bob Marley's Three Little Birds!"
Carol King, Riverside CA

"I was interested in learning classical guitar and I have been very pleased with my lessons. Years ago, my older brother gave me an acoustic guitar as a gift and I have always wanted to learn to play it but never found the time. I have only been taking lesson for six months and already I have been able to play a number of challenging pieces. I played for my family and friends in a recital and they were quite impressed with how much I have been able to accomplish in such a short period of time! They told me that I have got a very good teacher, and I could not agree with them more! Mr. Beuche is very dedicated, and affordable too! I highly recommend him as a teacher!"
Kim Nugent, San Bernardino CA