Emily Zimmer

Loog Certified Guitar, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Classical Guitar, Rock Guitar, Songwriting, Blues Guitar, Mandolin, Lead Guitar, Small Group, Music Theory, College Audition Prep, Audition Prep, Jazz Guitar, Buy Five Get One Free Through Labor Day
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Lessonface Teacher of the Month for May 2019;  Lessonface Rock Guitar Teacher of the Year for 2019.  College music graduate, 12+ years teaching experience, active session musician, performer, songwriter, and recording artist.  Effective music instruction that's tailored to each student.  College audition prep available.

Hi, I'm Emily.  Since 2002, I've played music professionally as a solo artist, band member, composer, session musician, and hired touring musician in many genres including rock, blues, country, r&b, folk, and metal. While obtaining my Bachelor's Degree and my Associate's Degree, I studied jazz and classical music. It is my pleasure to bring what I've learned from these experiences to my students.

I've been teaching awesome students like you since 2008. I love to help students of all skill levels develop their style, musicianship, and creativity. Whether you're a seasoned picker just brushing up, or you're a total beginner, let's get you started on your musical journey. 

My passion for teaching the art, skill, and language of music helps students play the music they love!

My students learn to balance the challenges of learning good musicianship with the enjoyment of creativity. 

Every student is different, and every student can be great!  I work with each student to develop their individual learning path toward the skills that make them great musicians.



-Bachelor's Degree from Carroll University 2014 - Here I studied classical guitar under Dr. Lawrence McDonald and music business. -Associate's Degree from Milwaukee Area Technical College 2011- Here I studied jazz, classical, and other popular styles, as well as music theory, performance, analysis, composition, pedagogy, ear training, and more -I am the founder and owner of guitar educational website www.fretplanet.net -I have been teaching private lessons and ensembles since 2008 -I have been recording and performing music internationally since 2002 -I am an active session musician for www.tunedly.com and independently -I am a composer, songwriter, and instrumentalist-for-hire

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**scroll down for college audition prep requirements

Music makes people feel great.  That's why my students start by playing music they love, then we incorporate the skills necessary for them to become well-rounded musicians with a wide variety of abilities:

- Playing the music that makes them feel great!

- Empowering students with the building blocks of music (scales, chords, rhythm, melody, harmony, etc.)

- Establishing excellent physical technique

- Using effective practice strategies to improve

- Reading various forms of musical notation

- Setting specific goals and achieving them

- Empowering students with music theory basics (or advanced, if it applies)

- Establishing good listening skills and music analysis

- Regular evaluations of progress and abilities

- Using creativity to enrich their lives and enhance all forms of learning

- Left and right-handed students are welcome!

*Scheduling and Cancellation policy - Lessons canceled with at least 24 hours notice will be rescheduled or refunded.  LESSONS CANCELLED WITHOUT AT LEAST 24 HOURS NOTICE CAN NOT BE RESCHEDULED OR REFUNDED.  THIS POLICY STANDS EVEN IN THE CASE OF ILLNESS.

**College Audition Prep Requirements:

-Required minimum for college audition preparation is 8  1-hour-long lessons (preferably over the duration of 8 weeks)

-Student must be ready and willing to put in hard work in their individual practicing time, not just during each lesson. 

-Each college's requirements will vary.  Requirements for the student's intended school will largely guide the lessons.

-Remember - admittance into the student's college of choice can not be 100% guaranteed.  However, if the student is ready and willing to put in the work and follows the teacher's instructions and the school's audition requirements, they will do well.  If the student does not follow instructions and requirements, they may not be ready to take on a college program.   As a successful music college graduate, I am happy to provide the knowledge and skill that I know it takes to succeed in a college music program.  Let's talk about starting your journey to success today.

Reviews of lessons with Emily Zimmer

Emily is very encouraging and patient with our 6 year old. :)
Verified Student
June 6th, 2020
Em is a terrific teacher...very patient and takes the time to provide good feedback. Em knows how to encourage you to play even when your chords sound like, well, like they shouldn't.
Jay Kopelman, Verified Student
May 27th, 2020
Emily was great with our 5-year-old boy. She was super patient and almost immediately coached him towards learning a new song on the Loog. Emily keeps his attention and is encouraging and seems very comfortable with teaching kids. She is clearly knowledgeable and was able to answer all our questions. Highly recommend Emily!
Verified Student
May 9th, 2020
Clear instructions and great tips.
Verified Student
April 30th, 2020
Em was flexible to give me a lesson in artist development. She always inspires me to be better. I really enjoy learning from her.
Evelyn Eng, Verified Student
April 24th, 2020
Emily was great, she really catered the lessons toward what I needed best.
Bree Zender, Verified Student
April 24th, 2020
Explanation is clear.
Verified Student
April 23rd, 2020
Fantastic. Appreciate how the information was broken down and explanation around connecting theory to what I am trying to do musically. Also, appreciated the help with some bad habits with technique. Enthusiasm and patience is awesome and appreciated!
Verified Student
April 6th, 2020
Lessons with Em are more fun that anyone should be allowed to have.
Chuck, Verified Student
November 16th, 2019
Lessons with Em are a Life Changing experience. That may sound a little over the top but think about this... If music is a way to speak directly to your soul (and it is) then getting fluent in the language of music is going to make for some great 'soul talking!" Em will get you there and it is guaranteed to be a fun journey.
Chuck, Verified Student
November 2nd, 2019
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