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      About Ian Collins

      Ian Collins
      Ian Collins
      Senior Sales Associate
      Location: Ellicott City, MD
      Speaks: English

      Get to know Ian Collins

      As a teacher/mentor I bring 20 years of experience and dedication playing guitar to my students. Having grown up in the 90’s/early 2000s my primary influences include who I like to call the three J’s: John Mayer, Jack Johnson, and Jason Mraz. What inspired me the most was how rhythmic and soulful their playing is. Specifically with how they use their strumming hand as a strong backdrop for vocals- something that as a singer myself I’ve spent a lot of time on.

      Lessons with me are fun, thoughtful, and clear in regards to how we build your skills each session. My method is centered around learning classic and modern songs as a way towards technical proficiency, while also spending time exploring the magic of how to effortlessly move around a fretboard, ergonomics of proper hand positioning, and the infinite amount of chord shapes available to us. My students range from the absolute beginner to advanced, adapting my approach according to their level. I am well versed in the styles of Rock, Pop, Jazz, Blues, Folk, etc.

      Ian Collins works at:
      9210 Baltimore National Pike Suite W-7
      Ellicott City, MD 21042
      • Pro Shops
      • Returns Allowed
      • Ship To Store
      • Curbside Pickup
      • Lessons
      • Rentals
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