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About Lessons

Nick Mardon is a versatile multi-instrumentalist that enjoys working with students of all ages and skill levels.  His an expert Guitar teacher who also enjoys playing Bass, Drums, Keyboards, and Vocals.  Nick has experience teaching students from 7 to 75 years old with different learning styles and goals.  As a teacher Nick hopes to inspire all of his students to build a relationship with music and provide them with opportunities to reach their goals.

Nick’s music education philosophy is that students should build a foundation in technique, rhythm, and music theory; train their ears to recognize patterns and memorize songs quickly; and most importantly, use what they’ve learned to create a song, improvisation, or new sound.  Expect to learn about modes, triads, inversions, 7th arpeggios, and how to use them to improvise and solo over chord changes.  The chords A- E- D- G are in the key of C and the intervals in the key are vi iii ii V.  What would this chord progression be in the key of Eb?  Students will receive notes at the end of each lesson including links to recordings, demo videos, sheet music, and diagrams to suit their needs.  Nick has an extensive library of materials including curriculum from Berklee School of Music, Musicians Institute, Ted Greene, Howard Roberts, Guthrie Govan, Tomo Fujita, and more.

Lessons are offered online via Zoom or Skype and in-person in the greater Seattle area.

Contact Nick here for policies and scheduling availability.


Lesson Rates

  • 1 Hour House Call

    One hour lesson at your home
  • $150+per lesson
  • Guitar Lesson
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Nick & Audrey at Aloft Seattle Redmond

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