Emily Zimmer | Lessonface

Emily Zimmer

Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Rock Guitar, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Songwriting, Audition Prep, Blues Guitar, College Audition Prep, Jazz Guitar, Lead Guitar, Loog Certified Guitar, Music Theory, Small Group, Fingerstyle Guitar, Mandolin
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Lessonface Teacher of the Month for May 2019!

College music graduate, 10+ years teaching experience, active session musician, performer, and recording artist.  Effective music instruction that's tailored to each student.  College audition prep available. https://www.emzimmermusic.com/

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.

In addition to the one-on-one lessons that can be booked from this page, Emily is offering a group course entitled "How to Solo (for Guitarists)" this Fall 2019. This class will meet for four live sessions on Fridays at 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/8, from 8 pm EST / 7 pm CST / 6 pm MST / 5 pm PST.--  Learn more and sign up here. 

-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

*scroll down for scheduling and cancellation policy

**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

Another fantastic lesson with Em! You couldn’t ask for a better teacher. Songwriting, guitar techniques, music business concepts- Emily does it all at a high level of proficiency.
Chuck, Verified Student
October 19th, 2019
Really enjoyed learning about the framework for songwriting. It helped clear things in my mind and made me feel more positive about future writing sessions I plan to have.
Evelyn Eng-Nol, Verified Student
October 2nd, 2019
Perfect experience, even though it was just a first 15-minute trial session
Verified Student
September 8th, 2019
Excellent lesson - thanks Emily!
Chuck, Verified Student
September 7th, 2019
Another great lesson! Thanks Emily!
Chuck, Verified Student
August 25th, 2019
Every lesson feels like I've gained years worth of knowledge.
Chuck, Verified Student
August 11th, 2019
Lessons with Emily just keep getting better and better.
Chuck, Verified Student
July 28th, 2019
I enjoyed created the form sheet for shoot the moon. I felt like I could use that to break down other songs that I like.
Verified Student
July 11th, 2019
Excellent lesson!
Chuck, Verified Student
June 29th, 2019
Love how we have similar learning philosophies - and dreams of butterscotch teles.
Drew Jennings, Verified Student
June 21st, 2019

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