I've been teaching guitar for over 25 years.
My youngest student was 5 years old and my oldest was 76. I teach children,
teenagers and adults:
Acoustic and electric guitar, Ukulele, Bass and Voice Lessons.
BC approved. Updated every two years.
Beginners/Intermediate at Music and Arts in Waterford, CT on Saturdays, recreational dept in Sterling,
MA on Thursdays and my apartment studio in New London during the week or drive to your home within 100 miles from New London, CT/via skype through webcam.
You will learn how too play chords with specific chord rhythm's. If needed, site reading of notes. Scales to
use in lead playing. Contemporary Travis picking for nice sounding acoustics. And of course, your favorite songs. Ukulele has become very popular as it is easy to play and learn.
Singing is the most feeling instrument. I teach 10 minutes of vocal techniques
in a half our lesson and then you learn to sing to your favorite songs.
Prices: Ranging from $25.00 to $30.00 per half hour depending on which studio I am teaching at.
$27 per half hour at Music and Arts in Waterford, CT..
$25.00 per half hour at recreational dept in Sterling, MA/home studio or skype
$75.00 for a one hour lesson every other week if I drive to your home within 100 miles of my home.
Family rate: 2 students take 10% off. 3 students take 20% off. 4 students take 30% off.
Receive a FREE lesson for every person you refer to me who commits too first month's lessons.
Lessons at Music and Arts is currently on Saturday. To set up apointments for Music and Arts, Sterling
Recreational Center, home sudio or at your home call me at 860-574-9467.
You prepay for one month's lessons to commit to your time slot. Visa/ MasterCard accepted. Call Lou for
more details or e-mail him firstname.lastname@example.org
Lou performed a few nights a week in clubs/resturaunts for 18 years. His singing voice was compared to
many artists like James Taylor, Don McClean, Peter Gabriel, Bon Jovi, Neil Diamond and many more. Singing
is the most feeling instrument of all musical instruments.
Testimonials from students:
My 10 and 11 year old boys have taken guitar lessons from Lou for over 6 years now and they are now playing songs, reading music theory, playing certain rhythm patterns and have memorized 26 different chords. Lou's style of teaching is diversified. He has a wonderful balance of teaching and making it fun in between. He is patient with children and you can tell he loves teaching them.
Amy and Steve of Massachusetts
My son and I have been taking guitar lessons from Lou for over five years now and at the beginning we didn't know anything about playing guitar. Now, we know over two dozen of our favorite songs, chords, rhythm patterns and he's presently teaching us about finger picking. He has not only helped us learn how to play guitar but he has given me another opportunity to enjoy doing something with my son and all of this adds up to an outstanding teaching job by Lou.
Bruce and Alex of Massachusetts
I started taking guitar lessons at the age of 13 from Lou Valentino. When I first began my lessons I never imagined I’d be able to play like I can now. Now I am 16 and completed three years of lessons and I enjoyed all 3 years. Each
year I found I progressed more and more and that's all thanks to Lou's teaching style. He is an amazing instructor. My favorite artist is Taylor Swift. He taught me how to play so many of her songs I lost count. I feel I am ready to advance in
music theory and playing if I want to continue my studies in college. I highly recommend him.
C.L. of Massachusetts
I started taking guitar lessons with Lou only 4 months ago and I already know how to play songs, read chords and play rhythm patterns. One of my desires was to play guitar in my life and now I can. Lou makes the lessons tailored
around my personal needs but at the same time keeps me learning new things to apply to my own artists I enjoy listening too the most. You will learn a lot and he makes it fun at the same time.
Mark S of Connecticut
I am in my 60's and all my life I’ve wanted to play guitar. Lou has made that dream come true for me. It's been only a year of taking lessons with Lou and I am already playing many of my favorite songs. I remember at the beginning when
I doubted if I would ever really play a song and Lou kept telling me “ you will be playing sooner than you think”. Then it all started coming together and I now play with my friends and I can't express how thankful I am for Lou's teaching
style which has allowed me to learn chords, rhythm patterns, songs and even finger picking. It don’t get any better than this.
R.W. of Massachusetts
I've taken lessons on and off during my life and after taking lessons from other teachers I find Lou's style to be very productive. He has helped me grow faster than other teachers. He is patient and listens to your needs and try’s to answer
all questions. I take an hour every other week which works great for me and he has no problem filling that hour up with plenty of things to work on. He knows what level I was at and has already taken me to the next level in just 4 months
time. I have a much better understanding of finger picking and applying it to songs I enjoy playing.
Jerrie from Connecticut