Gordon Tibbits



Hello, My name is Gordon Tibbits.  I’ve been teaching private guitar and bass lessons to students of all ages for over 30 years.  My teaching approach combines years of professional experience alongside patience, empathy, and understanding for each student I work with.  Being a father of four children has also provided me helpful insights as…

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Teaching Philosophy

Here are my core beliefs that shape my philosophy and practice of teaching music. Students enjoy learning when they receive support and validation from their teacher. It’s really important to me that students feel understood, accepted, and listened to during their lessons.  When teaching, I try to consistently provide my students with a supportive and…

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Acoustic Guitar Lessons

Acoustic Guitar Lessons for Beginners A large majority of my students start guitar lessons on the acoustic guitar.  This is perhaps the most cost-effective way to begin lessons since all that is needed is a reasonably priced new or used instrument.  Student’s who are learning guitar between the ages of 7-11 have better success starting…

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Electric Guitar Lessons

Electric Guitar Lessons for Beginners Many of my students begin lessons on the electric guitar.  There are several benefits to starting out this way.  The body size and shape of most electric guitars are smaller, lighter, and easier to manage for beginning students.  The string gauge is lighter making it a bit easier to play…

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Electric Bass Lessons

Electric Bass Lessons for Beginners I enjoy the process of helpinig beginning level students develop the necessary skills on the electric bass so they can play in a band.  Some of my students have started learning guitar first and then transitioned to the bass.  Others have started lessons with no prior musical experience. When teaching…

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Ukulele Lessons

The ukulele is a very user-friendly instrument due to it’s smaller size, simple configuration, and ease of playing.  It’s not uncommon for students to be able to play simple melodies or complete songs after a few lessons.  I have also found that the Ukulele is an excellent instrument for students ages 5-8 who might struggle…

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