Steve Kritzer

Guitar, Ukulele, Mandolin, Banjo, Voice for guitarists, Bass, Songwriting, Playing in a group

The advantage of being the “veteran" on the staff is that I’ve played nearly every style of music and been in almost every type of band there is. I love passing that knowledge on to others, helping someone else find their “voice" and blossom musically.

I teach all styles on all the instruments, but specialize in acoustic Americana, folk, Bluegrass, Irish, Country, Pop, and Contemporary Christian. I have several students who work with me in songwriting and recording of their own material. I also do workshops and one on one in learning to play, jam, and sing with others. To me, that’s what music is all about.

I accept students of all ages and levels. Love working with kids as well as retirees. I try to make it fun, informative, and personalize each lesson to your abilities, interests, tastes, and pace.

I believe a good working knowledge of music theory, note reading and chord structure is essential for becoming a more well rounded musician, and being able to communicate effectively with other musicians, and will include as much as you can handle.

I teach Mondays through Thursdays, afternoons through evenings.
Please email me at steveonstrings@gmail.com, or call 925 765-0650 and let’s get something set up!


TESTIMONIALS:

“I want to thank you for leading the ukulele workshop at the recent Guitar Fest. It was an excellent introduction to the instrument, and I found that your teaching style was excellent — really easy to understand and follow along. And, although I have played the Uke before (learned it as a kid in Hawaii, and play it now with a group at the Dublin Senior Center), I learned a couple of new things during that hour, such as the concept of tabs and a couple of songs that I love: Brown Eyed Girl & the Iz medley."
-Lynnette Hines

“I just started taking guitar/songwriting lessons, and in just a few months I have learned more than I hoped I would. Steve is very patient and great at explaining and simplifing things so they make sense. He really puts in the extra time to make sure you feel successful. I am so glad he is my teacher, and look forward to learning more with him!"
-Mackinna Hart