Monday - Friday 2pm-8pm
How often do you recommend that each student practice?
The importance of practice cannot be emphasized enough. A student's lessons alone will not bring about success. My job is to make sure that each student practices concepts that will enhance their ability and understanding of the guitar and also to make sure that it is done as effectively as possible. I recommend having set days and times for practice with a minimum of 3 days, 30 minutes each, and focusing on 1-2 items with each practice session. Regular practice results in steady improvement and heightened curiosity. I love being asked questions and watching my students become interactive and inquisitive with the guitar as they learn.
Where do you teach?
I teach at my home studio in the Northwest Austin area, and am close to Round Rock and Pflugerville.
For more specific information on lessons, visit the Lessons page.
Who are you?
Hi everyone! My name is Josh Gilpin. I was born and raised in Spring, TX and I feel privileged to call Austin my home. I have lived in Austin since 2000 and I started ATX Guitar Lessons in 2010.
What is your history with guitar?
I've been playing guitar for the majority of my life and teaching guitar since 2009. I am a classical guitar performance major at Southwestern University where I also play in the jazz ensemble. My whole life is guitar and music and I love sharing knowledge with my students and watching them grow as musicians. I play and teach rock, folk, classical, blues, pop and finger-style guitar as well as teach theory and performance.
What is your teaching style?
I am a patient instructor that focuses on each student's individual goals. I want you to learn the music that you enjoy as well as all skills, guitar techniques and theory to become a rounded musician and guitarist. Every student is different and I adapt lessons to each learning style. My main goals are for the student to have fun learning and make steady progress with proven instructional methods. Through our lessons, you will receive detailed instruction, feedback, and most importantly, guidance on how to practice in a way that yields the strongest and quickest results. Effective practice is the determining factor in each student's success. I will also provide monthly progress reports for younger guitarists so we can track achievements as each student progresses through their lessons.
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