Vancouver Guitar Lessons

Thanks for stopping by the website of professional musician and music instructor, Paul Lambert. Paul is an experienced music instructor with degrees in music from McGill University and a Berklee College of Music affiliate. He has been providing guitar, bass and drums lessons  in the Greater Vancouver area for 10 years. Paul is currently an in-house guitar instructor at the Roundhouse Community Centre and teaches music lessons at two other locations in Vancouver and Burnaby. He is also the lead guitarist, singer, and songwriter of the highly acclaimed touring band City Walls (99.3 The Fox SEEDS 2011 Platinum Award Winners).

What are some specific ways I can help you develop as a guitarist?

Beginner/Intermediate Lessons:
  • Information on buying the right guitar, amp, and other gear
  • Learn how to tune and take care of your instrument
  • Get started playing your favourite songs!
  • Learn the proper technique and avoiding building bad habits
  • Learn all of the open chords positions and barre chords
  • Learn speed and agility exercises
  • Give you strategies on moving from chord to chord in a more economical way
  • Develop a better understanding of rhythm and how strumming patterns work
  • Work on your ability to sing and play simultaneously
  • Develop your inner songwriter
  • Record and produce your songs
  • Video recordings of each lesson for reference at home
  • Learn how to read and write traditional notation or tablature

Intermediate/Advanced:
  • Preparation for music exams and college entrance auditions
  • Expand your music theory and learn how to analyze songs you already know
  • Develop your ear training and begin to learn songs by ear
  • Develop your sight reading skills
  • Learn more advanced chord voicings including inversions, 7th chords, and suspended chords
  • Learn how to connect positions of the pentatonic scale and play over the entire neck
  • Note naming exercises to memorize all the notes on the fretboard
  • Develop your soloing and improvising through scale, chord and arpeggio exercises
  • Advanced solo techniques: economy picking, sweep picking, bending, sliding, legato, harmonics
  • Learn how to utilize the different modes of major and minor

 

Misc:

  • Pro Tools, Logic or music producing, arranging, composing, writing and stage performance.

“Since Paul has been teaching me bass and guitar (4 years) i have learned a wealth of useful information and am able to communicate effectively with any musician. I have also learned all my favorite songs on both bass and guitar and continue to be surprised with the amount of knowledge Paul has.” — Alina K.
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