• Blake Clifford Music Guitar Lessons

    INSTRUCTION

    Guitar ○ Voice ○ Piano


    PERFORMANCE

    Live ○ Studio


    COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS

    Songwriting

    Recording Production


    Net Neutrality

    Instruction — Performance — Collaboration

    Guitar ○ Voice ○ Piano

    Music instruction highly focused on proper technique and learning to read music for Guitar, Voice, and Piano. 


    Live and Studio performance: Guitar & Singing.     


    Collaborative Songwriting and Recording Production.

     

    Individualized Music Instruction

    Blake Clifford Music is not a song-a-week music instruction facility.


    You will learn to read music at Blake Clifford Music.


    Blake Clifford Music provides individualized music instruction for guitar, voice, and piano.

    Learn How to Play Music

    You will never regret learning to play a musical instrument.  

    We design guitar lessons, piano lessons, and voice lessons individually according to the needs and wants of each student. BCM specializes in developing and correcting technique as students learn how to play guitar correctly to improve each student's overall skill. 

    Weekly dedication to practice = rapid and sustained results. guitar lessons

    About Us

    Breif Summary of Background

    Hi, my name is Blake. I teach guitar, piano, and singing online and at my Lowell, Indiana studio. 


    I have been a professional musician - session musician and teacher for 26 years. I was formally trained at the American Conservatory of Music and the Chicago Musical College, both located in Chicago. I won the Presidential Scholarship in Classical Guitar Performance at the American Conservatory of Music and another full-ride scholarship in Classical Guitar Performance to attend the Chicago Musical College.


    My primary Classical Guitar Instructor at both institutions was Paul Henry. I also studied Rock Guitar with Dave Uhrich while attending both institutions and privately studied Jazz Guitar with Scott Reed. I studied voice with Audrey Evans at the American Conservatory of Music and Robert Long at the Chicago Musical College.


    I have participated in Classical Guitar Master Classes with:

    • Hubert Kappel

    • Dale Kavanagh

    • Eleftheria Kotzia

    • Bruce Holzman

    • Stephen Aron

    • Raphaella Smits

    • Richard Provost

    • Nicholas Goluses

    • William Buonocore.

    Info About Lessons

    I design lessons individually according to the needs and "wants" of each student. I specialize in developing and correcting technique to improve the student's overall skill. Students that dedicate the time and effort each week to practicing see rapid and sustained results. 


    However, if you have a busy life and merely want to learn guitar for personal enjoyment, I will design your lessons to develop your skill at a pace that works for you, which can fluctuate according to your schedule.


    Proper Technique

    Musical talent is a gift. However, correct technique is not easily acquired without proper instruction. Your skill level eventually plateaus, and your ability to learn and perform more complicated music is inhibited unless you have a solid foundation in music theory as it applies to your instrument(s) as well as proper technique. 


    I can help you build this solid foundation and will guide you through the development of musical skills; correcting flaws in technique is my specialty. 

    Articles

    Tips for Parents

    Tips for Parents: Help Your Child Succeed in their Music Lessons

    http://takelessons.com/blog/parents-help-children-succeed



    Improve Technique

    Guitar Basics

    Piano Theory

    Why Piano Theory is Important for ALL Musicians

    http://takelessons.com/blog/piano-theory-for-all-musicians

    Blake Clifford II - Practicing

    How to Play the Song, "Breathe"

    How to Play the Song "Breathe" by Ana Nalick on Guitar

    http://takelessons.com/blog/cool-songs-to-learn-on-guitar-breathe

    Contact Us

    Drop us a line!

    Better yet, see us in person!

    We love our customers, so give us a call to set a time to meet.

    Blake Clifford Music

    (219) 552-1033

    Hours

    Monday - Friday: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

    Sunday: Closed