About Pierce Maheu
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
Pierce Alexander; we have recently been playing on Saturday nights at The Woodlands Nature Reserve
I am working on a full length indie rock album.
Bachelors in Jazz Guitar Performance
Jazz, rock, pop
Radiohead, Wilco, Fruit Bats, Stevie Wonder, Real Estate
Guitar, Piano, Saxophone, Flute
English and a bit of French
All levels: Complete beginner - Advanced
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.
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.
I have been teaching guitar for about 7 years, and I have taught ukulele/bass/piano for about 3.