Scot Gelzinis is our veteran guitar instructor of 17 years at Ear Craft Music. He utilizes a hands-on, practical approach to teaching music that builds fundamentals and advanced techniques. Scot encourages his students to establish their own musical interests and identity by illustrating how their favorite music is structured and performed. This method of guitar lessons has been proven to produce great results with guitarists of all ages and skill levels.
Scot specializes in current & classic genres, from Hard Rock to Country, both electric and acoustic. He regularly performs across New England as the lead guitarist for the bands FORMIDABLE, and MANIACAL.
Jim has been teaching and performing around the seacoast for the past 15 years. He graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in Jazz Guitar Performance. Jim’s musical experience is quite eclectic and he prides himself on being both a versatile player and teacher. Whether you are a beginner just getting into music or an experienced player trying to push it to the next level Jim has the experience and knowledge to help you achieve your goals with his guitar lessons. He is also available for Bass Guitar and Ukulele instruction.
You can catch Jim performing around the seacoast area in many different settings. He performs a weekly jazz brunch on Sundays with his trio at the Dover Brickhouse and plays every Wednesday night with The Tore Down Blues Band at Cara Irish Pub in Dover. Jim also performs regularly as a solo acoustic act singing a variety of well-crafted original songs and choice covers.
Matthew Lister graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of New Hampshire with a B.A. in Music Performance for the Classical Guitar. He has been teaching and performing throughout New England for over ten years. In addition to classical music Matthew Lister is also adept at playing rock, jazz, celtic, flamenco, blues, ragtime, folk, country… You name the genre, Matt can do it.
Whether you’re a beginner trying to get your feet wet or an experienced guitarist trying to reach the next level Matt can help you out. He a strong sight reader and can help you develop musical literacy on the guitar during your guitar lessons. It should also be mentioned that Matt can play any of the aforementioned genres of music on ukulele in addition to guitar. Check out Matt on iTunes (search for Matthew Lister) or on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/mdefalla