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Words from My Clients

"Brian taught my son guitar lessons in person and online for about a year and a half. He is the kindest and most encouraging teacher you could imagine. He truly met my son where he was, each and every lesson. Brian read my son’s body language and was able to increase the challenge when Charlie was ready for it, and reduce the challenge when Charlie was feeling frustrated. Brian also gave us great advice on what equipment to buy, and taught Charlie a lot about how to care for (and even repair!) his guitars. Brian has such a wealth of knowledge and shared many many resources with us - lesson books, You Tube videos to watch and others to avoid, and methods for slowing down a track so beginners could learn more easily. Brian also has the Cool factor. He plays guitar with genius yet also with humility. He has COOL sound equipment and blew our minds when he turned up the speakers. Brian is a great teacher and a great man - the kind of caring adult you want your child to spend time with each week!"

Kate Fey - Google Review

"Our daughter has been taking lessons from Brian for nearly 6 years. He is an amazing instructor. So good with the kids...patient and encouraging. He helps them to understand so much more than just guitar or piano. He teaches them about music theory and how the whole music puzzle fits together."

Maria L. - Google Review

"I originally began taking Music Theory right out of high school and found it daunting and uninspiring, so I discontinued. Much later on in life, I came upon a listing for a class in Music Theory in the community college extension catalog taught by Brian Rivers. Having known Brian from his involvement in Mumbo Gumbo as well as throughout the local community, I felt encouraged to take another crack at this long-time desire. From the moment I stepped into his studio for each lesson, I felt inspired and encouraged, and had regained my confidence that I could learn this very complex system. He's everything you would want in a music teacher and more." 

Robin Walton

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