Erick Hailstone Guitar Teacher

Hi.  My name is Erick Hailstone and I’m a Guitarist, Composer, and Guitar Teacher.  I studied at the Berklee College of Music, G.I.T., M.I.T., and private studies with some of the best musicians in the world.  

If you don’t know my name I’ll bet you’ve heard music I’ve written or my guitar playing on such TV shows as “Friends” or commercials for  “Lowes” and “Lifelock”.

I work with students of all ages, in just about every type of music. Maybe you want to focus on a specific style, from jazz and rock to pop, alternative and more. Maybe you’d like to take a deep dive into scales, harmony, and rhythm. Or maybe you want to explore technical aspects of guitar such as finger-style playing, flat-picking, and hybrid approaches.

Lessons are $30.00 per half hour. Because of the pandemic I use remote learning exclusively. Using Zoom, the leader in video conferencing, I will send you an invite and then we are ready for our lesson. Purchasing Zoom is NOT necessary for lessons.

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Contact me today to start playing your best and love the results!

Phone: 360-521-2589

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Some of my reviews:

“Nobody has a more comprehensive knowledge of the ins and outs of guitar in multiple genres, and can break it all down to spoon feed you in small chunks, for painless consumption and understanding.”

– Jennifer Batten – Session Musician and Solo Artist

“I’ve worked with Erick for over 12 years. What I like most about working with Erick is his total focus on what I want to learn. His artistic and technical skills are extraordinary, but its the way he knows the level of communication I need. I have always felt listened to and there has been no “silly question” left unanswered. My skills have improved dramatically and my confidence with the fretboard much improved.”

-Jeffrey H.

“I went to my first lesson with him, and it was far more personalized to my aspirations and needs as a guitar player. He does a fantastic job shaping my lessons and practice to be rewarding, fun, and doable. It was clear from the first lesson that he is a very experienced and dedicated teacher, as well as guitar player.”

-Brady A.

“Picking the right teacher is a critical step in your development as a guitar player no matter what level you’re at. I’ve had several teachers over the years, some more helpful than others. … picking the right teacher is a fork in the road critical decision to your development. I’ve had no regrets and am seriously loving the results.”

-Bill T.