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About Pierce Maheu

Pierce Maheu
Pierce Maheu
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Charleston, SC
Speaks: English
Instructs: Guitar, Ukulele
Education: Bachelors in Jazz Guitar Performance
Performance Experience: 10+ years
Teaching Experience: 7+ years teaching guitar and 3+ years teaching ukulele
Teaching Philosophy: I believe that with hard work, you can become skilled at anything you choose including music. But more importantly, passion must come first. One of my goals is to help my students discover music that resonates with them and help build practice routines that compliment those musical interests. This can sometimes mean just refocusing the routine. I feel that everyone learns differently and I am constantly adjusting my approach to ensure that every student can learn in the best way possible.

Get to know Pierce Maheu

I am a highly driven and enthusiastic guitar teacher with 7+ years of teaching experience and 10+ years of performing experience. Good communication skills that would meet the needs of a wide variety of music learners. Capable of teaching and playing a variety of different styles (including but not limited to jazz, rock, indie rock, pop, gypsy, and bossanova). My teaching style enables students to create and develop musical ideas of their own.

AREAS OF INSTRUCTION

Guitar, Ukulele 

CURRENT BAND(S)/GIG(S)

Pierce Alexander; we have recently been playing on Saturday nights at The Woodlands Nature Reserve

CURRENT PROJECTS

I am working on a full length indie rock album.

EDUCATION

Bachelors in Jazz Guitar Performance

EXPERTISE

Jazz, rock, pop

FAVORITE BANDS

Radiohead, Wilco, Fruit Bats, Stevie Wonder, Real Estate

FAVORITE INSTRUMENTS

Guitar, Piano, Saxophone, Flute

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

English and a bit of French

LEVELS TAUGHT

All levels: Complete beginner - Advanced 

MUSICAL INTERESTS

I have always loved learning about the guitar and I also love teaching and talking about the guitar with my students. I have found that no matter how long you have been playing, there are always new ways to expand your knowledge and understanding of the instrument. I write songs and produce my own music, so songwriting is often a topic that comes up in many of my lessons.

PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE

I have been performing for a little over 10 years in the Charleston area. I started out playing some small coffee shops when I was a teenager. This soon changed and I began playing much larger venues like The Music Farm and The Royal American. Today my band plays shows in cities throughout the SC region and beyond. Although we haven’t played many shows since the pandemic began, we plan on organizing a tour once things settle down.

SPECIALTIES / GENRES TAUGHT

Some concepts that I specialize in and often talk about in my lessons are composition, scales and scale construction, music theory, vision expansion of the guitar neck, music notation, ear training, and learning songs and solos.

My expertise is in jazz, rock (alternative, indie, heavy, and classic), and pop but I have also had experience playing most other styles. 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching guitar for about 7 years, and I have taught ukulele/bass/piano for about 3. 

Pierce Maheu teaches at:
975 Savannah Hwy Suite R1
Charleston, SC 29407
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