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      About Brian Hayes

      Brian Hayes
      Brian Hayes
      Music Teacher, Master
      Location: Sanford, FL
      Speaks: English
      Instructs: Banjo, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele
      Education: Associates Degrees of the Arts, Seminole State College, Sanford, FL Completed a two year music program as a classical guitar major with a piano minor. Studied all aspects of conventional (common practice) harmony, including: extensive four-part writing in the style of J.S. Bach, melodic and harmonic dictation, harmonic analysis, ear training, sight singing and keyboard harmony
      Performance Experience: Brian has been performing as a solo classical guitarist both in concert and for a variety of special events including weddings, corporate events and dinner parties throughout the state of Florida and South Georgia since the year 2000 to present.
      Teaching Experience: Brian Hayes has over 20 years experience as a private music instructor in the Greater Orlando area, teaching students of all ages. He's published two guitar teaching methods in addition to many arrangements for solo guitar. With his beginnings in rock, blues and metal, Brian has developed his teaching methods for all styles and levels of guitar, in addition to teaching bass, mandolin and ukulele.
      Teaching Philosophy: Since my adult students may already have an idea of the styles of music that interest them, I begin by formulating a method plan to fit their musical interests and goals. The IReal Pro app is used to provide backing tracks for all written assignments. For my younger beginners, the Hal Leonard Method is my typical approach. The "Easy Pop Melodies," are then added, which is a great way to apply the note-reading skills learned in the method books. "IReal Pro" is used for all backing tracks.

      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.


      Brian Hayes teaches at:
      1673 WP Ball Blvd
      Sanford, FL 32771
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