Jeff Auen

Company Baltimore Guitar School
Address 3 Deep Run Ct
Hunt Valley, MD USA
Email jauen@ternsyle.com
Phone # 410-252-4186
Instruments Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Theory
Musical Styles Rock/Pop, Blues, Acoustic/Folk, Country, Fingerstyle (Chet Atkins, Tommy Emmanuel, etc.)
Skill Levels All levels

Personal Statement

My teaching philosophy is this: If you dont enjoy what youre doing, you probably wont do it. Therefore, I will not subject you to endless scale and arpeggio exercises. All practice material will be song-based. You pick the songs too. I mean it. Anything. If you want to play well, as a soloist or band member, you will eventually need to learn the guitar fretboard including scales, arpeggios, note names, intervals and many other scary-sounding subjects (they sounded scary to me anyway). All in good time and only when you need it in order to progress. Nothing will be presented in a vacuum. Any music theory will be presented within the context of a song or chord progression that you pick. So, my primary goal is to teach you to play songs. The theory takes care of itself. Really. It does.

Teaching Details

Teaching Experience 1 Years
Teaching Location My home in Hunt Valley, MD (just North of Baltimore)
Lesson Rates 22 per 1/2 Hour. All lessons are recorded for your review.
Discounts Block rates and Group rates (2 or more) are available.
Musical Influences Danny Gatton, Brian Setzer, Tommy Emmanuel, Chet Atkins, Pete Huttlinger, Scotty Anderson, Eric Clapton, George Benson, and many more.
Performing Experience 15+ years in a comedy/musical duo called Change of Pace. Part time in a quartet in Baltimore called BBQ.
Education & Training In college, I played a lot of folk/rock stuff and began a music career as half of a comedy/musical duo called Change of Pace. We toured colleges and resorts and just about every club in and around Baltimore, Annapolis and Washington, DC.