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About Ian Collins

Ian Collins
Ian Collins
Music Teacher, Expert
Location: Frederick, MD
Speaks: English
Instructs: Guitar, Ukulele
Education: Associates Degree in Music (w/ Honors)
Performance Experience: As a performer, I have been blessed to have seen and played a large variety of different venues in various parts of the world. From the Southwest United States to the hills of Switzerland, I love to travel and bring joy to people through music!
Teaching Experience: Over ten years of experience teaching Guitar!
Teaching Philosophy: I truly believe that everything we need to know is in the Music. It is important for me as a teacher to have my students start learning songs (melodies & riffs) from day one. Not only does this help build momentum, but also passion and excitement.

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 teaches at:
5010 Buckeystown Pike Suite 128
Frederick, MD 21704
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