JUSTIN LACY | Teaching
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VIRTUAL RECITALS

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Virtual Recitals are multi-track recording projects. In October, 2013,  I arranged The Beatles’ “Ob La Di, Ob La Da” into parts for six of my younger students: Millie Bennett (ukulele), Ethan Sikka (classical guitar), Chase Bonhotel (acoustic guitar melody), Charlie Bennett (acoustic guitar melody), Matthew Messenger (acoustic guitar harmony), and Will Brite (rhythm guitar).  We recorded each of their tracks individually to a metronome.
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METHOD

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I try to help my students find what makes music enjoyable for them.  Some enjoy learning a ridiculous amount of material by one particular artist; others want to grasp as many styles and genres as they can.  Some enjoy writing their own songs, licks and riffs; others are content to jam, learning scales and theory so they can play on impulse.  Some, believe it or not, just enjoy learning scales and theory.

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Whatever we cover in our lessons, I intend to help the student grow as a musician and develop a lifelong love of music.

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Click here to schedule your first lesson.

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SPECIFICS

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PRIVATE LESSONS

I offer once-a-week 30- or 60-minute guitar and ukulele lessonsfrom the convenience of your own Wilmington-area home, or from my in-house studio near downtown Wilmington.  I travel to Hampstead, Monkey Junction, Porters Neck, and Carolina Beach.  Contact me for questions, concerns, or scheduling a lesson.
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PAYMENT
60 minute lessons – $40 each
30 minute lessons – $25 each
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Lessons are paid in full at the beginning of each month.  Depending on your location, I may request compensation for gas and travel time.
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YOUR INSTRUMENT

Guitar:  It doesn’t matter if it’s electric, steel-string acoustic or nylon-string classical, it’s just got to play.
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Beginners of all ages tend to prefer playing nylon-string guitars, as the strings are much easier to press down, and thus, much less painful.
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Still don’t have a guitar?  I’ve got an extra one or two or three you can try for our initial lessons.  I can’t loan them out though, and you will eventually need a guitar at home to practice.
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Ukulele:  My younger students have had great success starting out with the ukulele.  Little people get along with little instruments.
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READING MATERIAL
No need to buy any books in the beginning, but I may recommend reading material as we go along.
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CANCELLATIONS
Things come up.  Give me at least a day’s notice and we can try to reschedule.

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REFERENCES

“We are so grateful to have Justin teaching our son to play the guitar. He makes the lessons fun and relevant and our son now exhibits lots of enthusiasm about playing. His skills and confidence have improved greatly over the months since Justin began instructing him. We couldn’t be happier.”

— Sheila Bonhotel

“We are beginning our third year of music lessons with Justin Lacy and we are amazed at how much our children have learned. Our daughter is taking ukulele lessons and our son is taking guitar. Justin is very knowledgable in his instruction, the kids love him and he is always prompt and professional. I recommend him to anyone asking about music lessons! ”

— Clair Bennett

“Our son Ethan is in his third year of guitar lessons with Justin and we couldn’t be happier with the whole experience. Justin’s patience and his true love of music brings out the best in Ethan. Ethan has already learned to appreciate wide genre of music through his lessons. I know Justin will have a profound impact on Ethan’s appreciation of music and the joy of sharing it with others. I highly recommend Justin to anyone who wants to learn to play the guitar. ”

— Ashley Sikka