Testimonials

What Barrett's Students are saying about his lessons:

I’ve gotten guitar lessons many times over the years from Barrett and he’s by far the most comprehensive music teacher I’ve ever worked with. Barrett keeps the lessons fun and relaxed and he seeks to find out what you are wanting out of the lesson rather than forcing a predetermined curriculum. His knowledge of music styles is vast, from jazz to indie- punk, I’ve never seen him dismayed over whatever I’m wanting to learn. Whether it’s questions about gear, guitar solos or music theory, Barrett just dives right in. Although, what I love most is that Barrett consistently shows up for you with sage-like wisdom and patience. He’s very encouraging and positive even when I’m needing to have something explained several times over. He’s by far the most even keeled person I’ve ever met. Always kind, courteous, cheerful and professional, I look forward to many more years of working with Barrett!

Lori Monahan aka Ida No

I have been working with Barrett as my teacher for over 2 years. Barrett has brought enjoyment (!), structure and discipline to my learning, all of which have helped me progress, both more quickly and, importantly, more ‘permanently’. The hardest thing about learning to play guitar is to keep going, and Barrett helps with that enormously, suggesting new activities and strategies to keep that guitar in your hands! This includes simplifying what seems difficult, which is so important when learning. Barrett keeps learning fun (beginner’s mind set) whilst ensuring progress in playing, understanding theory (if that’s what you want) and song writing. My playing (and performing, especially singing, thank you Barrett!) has improved under Barrett’s tutelage, as has my understanding of guitar and music theory. Barrett is a great teacher – and also a great guy!

Colin Sellers

Barrett taught me more in one hour than I learned in a whole week when I took lessons back in high school. He is easy going and he customized the lesson to what I want to be playing.

Kurt I.

Barrett is very personable and patient. He works with my 10 and 12 year old sons and is relaxed, friendly and engaging!

Michelle R.

Barrett is knowledgeable, patient and best of all he's committed to the student’s learning. I'm enjoying working with him.

Matt P.

Awesome teacher with flexible approach and easy to understand techniques.

Stella M.

My son loves him. He's punctual. He is patient, and he is reliable.

Madeline R.

I've been taking acoustic guitar lessons from Barrett for a year and a half, and I'm learning a lot. Barrett is a talented musician and an outstanding teacher. He's patient yet challenging, and I highly recommend him!

Christa S.

I am a beginner guitarist and I couldn't believe how well Barrett was able to instruct me over Zoom. Anything I want to explore, Barrett is able to accommodate me with his wealth of musical experience and creativity. 

Hayley Mann