Lessons

I love to teach music to students at all ages and skill levels in a variety of styles. Contact me today (through the contact form on this page) and get your first 30-minute lesson for free with the purchase of the first month!

 

Instruments Taught

    Guitar, Bass, Uke, Mandolin, Piano

 

Styles Taught

    Classical, Jazz, Blues, Pop Rock, Country, Bluegrass, Heavy Metal

 

Levels Taught

    Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

 

Cost

  • $60 per month for two half-hour lessons.

  • $100 per month for four half-hour lessons.

  • $180 per month for four one hour lessons.

  First lesson free with the purchase of the first month!

 

Available Discounts!

  • Family rate for 2 students per month is $180.

  • Hour lessons are $180 per month for one student.

 

Lesson Times Available

  • Mondays 10:00am-8:00pm

  • Tuesdays 10:00am-8:00pm

  • Wednesdays 10:00am-7:00pm

  • Thursday/Friday 10:00am-6:00pm

     Other times may be available. Please contact Alan for further information of availability.

 

Teaching Locations

  • Boomer Music (Fort Collins)

  • Alan's Home Studio (Loveland)

  • At student's home (extra $10 per lesson for travel within reasonable distance)

 

Education/Training

  • Master of Arts in Music - emphasis in classical guitar performance (graduated from Colorado State University in 1999)

  • Berklee College of Music in Boston - attended 1990 summer music workshop (jazz, theory, composition)

  • Studied with Alex Komodore & Masa Ito

  • 20+ years teaching experience​

Let's get started!

For more information or to make an appointment to begin your lessons, please contact Alan or complete this form.
 

Tel: 970-461-4804 

Cell: 970-481-2451

Email: alancskowron@gmail.com

Teaching Style

Classical Guitar

In teaching beginning classical guitar, I use a combination of method books which include Shearer, Duncan and Noad. I also include methods by Carcassi, Sor, Brouwer and Aguado, depending on the needs of the student. In combination with etudes (musical studies), students learn other short pieces emphasizing certain musical ideas or techniques. Advanced students study and perform longer works (sonatas, fugues, etc).

 

Electric Guitar

Electric guitar students start with basic guitar techniques. Then, I emphasize playing chords, scales and melodies using jazz and rock lead sheets, like The Real Book. Students also learn ear training. Intermediate and advanced students develop techniques such as chord-melody arrangements, finger-picking arrangements, improvization and extended solos.

 

Students have some input for what stylistic direction they want to pursue as long as the essential basics have been addressed.

 

Recitals: There are occasional recitals.  Participation is optional, but encouraged.

 

Cancellation Policy: A 24 hour cancellation policy for a lesson is appreciated unless there is an emergency. Missed lessons with adequate notice will be made up with a make-up lesson. Refunds are not given unless there are extreme circumstances.