Eric Bates

Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Ear Training, Electric Guitar, Guitar, Jazz Arranging, Jazz Guitar, Lead Guitar, Metal Guitar, Music Theory, Neo Soul Guitar, Pop Arranging, Rock Guitar, Ukulele

Lesson Fees
from $30.00 / 30 Minutes

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Bio: I am a 29-year-old graduate of Jazz Performance studies at the prestigious Capilano University and an experienced music educator who has afforded himself lessons from the very best in the world. I have first-hand knowledge from music legends like Frank Vignola, Gene Bertoncini, Chris Eldridge, and locally to Vancouver, Bill Coon, and Ron Samworth among others. This first-hand knowledge will allow me to foster your improvement as a musician so that you can constantly be excelling at guitar and music as a whole.

Work Experience: Music educator at TriCity School of Music - Music educator at Resound School of Music - Music educator at Music School's International Langley - Performance at such venues as - Frankie's Jazz Club - Vancouver, Blueshore Theatre - Vancouver, Performance with Musicians such as - Frank Vignola, Jared Burrows, Jennifer Scott, Andre LaChance.

Languages: English (native), French (intermediate)

I hope that this introduction has helped you plunge into your practice with excitement for our lessons to come. It will be a great honour to help you reach your goals on the guitar and as an artist!

Curriculum: We will begin by getting to know each other so that I may tailor a curriculum that is designed to help you reach your goals. Whether that be as a musician, artist, songwriter, composer, arranger, or copyist, among many other musical goals and talents. Generally, the curriculum will include (but is not limited to):

● Repertoire (Songs)

● Technique

● Ear Training

● Warm Ups

● Good Practice Habits

● Discussion

● Music Listening

Graduate of Capilano University's Jazz Performance Program

I will supply all of the teaching materials necessary for your growth as a musician. 

Most importantly of all is a curiosity about how to play the guitar!

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