EXPERIENCE. ENGAGE. EXECUTE.
WHO IS LESSON ONE?
As a performing artist, James has toured as a national recording act in the roles of lead guitarist and vocalist. He has been a teacher, mentor and inspiration to 1000s of students for over 4 decades having taught privately at Goodwin Music for more than 25 years and as an Adjunct professor at ONU. He is the founder of the area’s only youth band, the Minor Blues, for which he was twice awarded as a music innovator and youth champion.
Nathan’s lifelong involvement in music includes performing, teaching, composing, directing, recording, engineering, touring, promotion, advising, and publishing. As a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist, he has shared the stage with the most respected artists of our time, and has provided vital foundational musical mentoring to a number of today’s professionals.
LESSONS WE OFFER
AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT MONDAY - SATURDAY 1:00-8:00PM
We teach all styles you want to play on rhythm, lead guitar and bass guitar, from classic to modern rock, blues, all forms of popular music and more. Music theory, stand notation as well as tablature are taught, including advanced techniques and the utilization of the Nashville numbers system. Song structure and how to play in a band dynamic with other players is also emphasized.
We offer vocalists the ability to get the most out of their vocal range and development of full, chest and head voice and other physical concerns including proper warm up and voice strength building techniques. European Classical, Musical Theater, African American, and other style repertoire available.
Appropriate instruction available for any age and experience level; can utilize systems from traditional European (Classical) to African-American (Blues, Ragtime, Boogie Woogie, Jazz, Gospel) to contemporary popular; and reading, technique, analysis, chord realization, improvisation, composition/arranging, and accompanying all fashioned to individual needs.
Several of the area’s top teachers and players are instructors here, teaching snare drum, percussion and full drum set techniques. Drum notation reading, playing in odd time signatures and drum tuning are taught as well as playing in the context of a live band.
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BIG THANKS TO
Lesson One proudly partners with Goodwin Music for guitars, amps, strings, and guitar related purchases, as well as sound reinforcement gear, drums and such. We fully endorse Dave Gibson, the best in-house guitar tech in the area for all your repair needs. Check them out and grab yourself some new gear!
110 W. Main Street, Elida, OH 45807