Dean Harrington

 Dean Harrington, Guitar teacher, private lessons, music lessons


Teaching Since

Bachelor of Music Degree, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Member of the Minnesota Music Teachers Association
Member of the Music Teachers National Association
Member and former board member of the Minnesota Guitar Society

Student Opportunities
K&S Holiday Recitals – December
K&S Recitals – April
MMTA Guitar and Theory Exams

Other "Notes"
Performing Groups Website
Personal Website
Make-up policy: The last lesson of the semester is a free lesson which can be used as a makeup, or if you didn't miss any lessons, is a free bonus lesson. Only one makeup lesson is offered per semester.

I have 20 years experience teaching many different music styles. I can teach all the following styles equally well: Rock, Jazz, Classical, Folk, Pop, Gypsy Jazz, Heavy Metal, Progressive Rock, Hard Rock, Alternative, and many more.

Teaching Philosophy
My goal is to make learning the guitar fun. I believe that beginning students should learn the basics, such as note reading, and music theory, but as they progress to an intermediate level we can also focus on music and styles that interest the individual student. I teach all styles of guitar from classical to rock to jazz, and I can tailor lessons to fit the individual. I encourage my students to bring in sheet music or recorded music, and I will teach them how to play their favorite songs.

My youngest students are 7 years old, but I also teach adults and everyone in between. Parents are encouraged to sit in on lessons, which can be helpful with younger students. Students are encouraged to play in recitals, but only if they are ready and want to participate--recitals are completely voluntary.