Welcome to EW Guitar Lessons in Baltimore, MD!

My name is Earle Wood and I give private guitar lessons to people of all ages in the Baltimore and Annapolis area.  If you’re a beginner, I can help you get started and teach you how to play the songs you love. If you’ve already been playing guitar a bit but want to hone your skills, I can do that too!

Learn about me.

I’m here to help you become a better guitar player. I can teach at your home or you can come to my studio. My studio is centrally located in Glen Burnie, a town in northern Anne Arundel County, just south of Baltimore. I have a passion for teaching guitar lessons using a student-centered approach.

What does “student-centered” mean? It means that we will work together to define your goals as a musician and I will develop a customized guitar lesson plan to help you reach those goals. We’ll use real songs as the basis for your guitar lessons and exercises for learning techniques and theories.

The key to my approach is that it is all about you. You won’t be getting cookie-cutter guitar lessons out of a book. Your guitar lessons are tailored to you.

I create these guitar lessons using my background of more than 15 years of playing experience. I play both acoustic and electric guitar in rock, blues, pop, R&B and folk styles. I have performed live and written my own music. I hold a Master’s Certificate in Guitar from Berklee Music, a division of the Berklee College of Music.

I also have experience working with children in daycare and sports settings. I studied elementary education at the University of Maryland, College Park.

If you’re looking for a teacher who is low on ego but high on enthusiasm, then you’ve come to the right place.

Learn about you.

Have you always wanted to play guitar but never knew how to start? Have you been playing a bit but you want to learn some more advanced techniques? Do you just want help learning more songs? Whatever your experience level, I can help you become a better player.

Maybe you have a dream of stepping on stage. Or you may want to learn guitar for your personal enrichment. You may be looking for a way to unwind by making music. Or maybe you just want to entertain some friends at a cookout. You may want to explore a real guitar rather than the fake plastic variety from Guitar Hero or Rock Band. Any motivation to play music is a good one. The next step is to begin your learning.

You may want to plug in and rock hard. We can do that. You may want to learn some mellow, folk/pop tunes. We can do that, too. You can learn the latest hits on the radio or the classic rock riffs that you grew up with.

Whatever you want to do, whatever you want to play — I’ll help you get there.

What can you learn?

Deciding what you want to learn can be a daunting choice, but it really just comes down to what you want to play. Once you decide what style you like or which songs you want to learn, I can help you focus your guitar lessons to fit your goals.

I can teach you a wide variety of techniques, concepts and styles, including:

• Scales (major, minor, modes, pentatonic, blues)
• Chords (open, barre, inversions, sevenths, etc.)
• Improvisation
• Rhythm technique and groove playing (strumming, finger-picking)
• Advanced techniques (hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides, bends, vibrato, etc.)
• Gear beyond your guitar (amps, pedals, effects)
• Reading tablature and standard notation
• Music theory
• Rock, blues, pop, R&B, country and folk styles
• Tuning, setup and maintaining your guitar

I will teach these concepts and techniques using songs that you want to learn. We’ll work only on the things you want to learn at a pace that is comfortable for you.

I have transcribed songs from scratch for my students to help them learn new material. I’ll do that for you!

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