About Brian Hayes
Get to know Brian Hayes
Brian Hayes has been providing guitar, bass, mandolin and ukulele lessons throughout the greater Orlando area since 1996, teaching students of all ages. His playing experience includes over 25 years in electric, acoustic and nylon string guitar in the styles of rock, metal, blues, classical and flamenco. Brian received his degree from Seminole State College as a classical guitar major with a piano minor, followed by a study of flamenco guitar with the great flamenco guitarist, Juan Serrano, and later pursuing a study of jazz at Valencia Community College. Through his years of teaching experience on guitar and other fretted instruments, Brian has perfected step-by-step methods from beginner to advanced, reflecting the variety of styles in his musical background. He's published three guitar teaching methods in addition to many arrangements for solo guitar. In addition to instructional books, teaching materials include: progress sheets for keeping detailed records of the student’s progress, chord and scale diagrams, rhythm exercises for various rhythm and/or finger-style patterns, complete scale program starting from beginner and working up to advanced, music theory materials and prepared backing tracks for all assigned written materials. Brian currently performs as a solo classical guitarist both in concert and for a variety of special events throughout the state of Florida.