Son Lewis has been teaching beginner and intermediate students for over 30 years, using his unique "Box System". In the Box System, Son shows how to find everything you need to know within a four-fret range on the guitar neck and then use arpeggio's (extended scales) to create melodic and exciting guitar solo's up and down the neck. With his unique style, Son also shows guitarists how to blend notes and chords together to create beautiful "performance pieces" from single-note melodies written on sheet music.
There is an early emphasis on reading the musical staff and identifying the notes and discussions of basic musical theory so the student understand enough about musical construction to experiment on their own and find new and exciting things to play.
Son teaches in a relaxed and stress-free manner in the student's home, allowing each and every student to proceed at their own comfortable pace. Parents or an adult guardian MUST be at home for the entire duration of each lesson.
Young students (between 7 and 14) are a particular specialty and lessons can range from 30 minutes to 1 hour. Monthly payment schedules offer discounts for advance payment.
Highlights, Specialties & Features
- Teaching beginner and intermediate students since 1985
Professional Associations & Certifications
- Working Professional Guitarist, Concert, Clubs, Recording and Commercial Sessions
- Northern New Jersey
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|Address||175 Bridgeton Drive|
|Phone Number||(973) 452-2937|
Son Lewis has been an active figure on the Blues music scene for some time. His work as a modern day exponent of the Blues, and R&B, has led him to recognition as a performer and recording artist.
Son began playing Blues guitar in the 1960's, influenced greatly by artists as diverse as Robert Johnson, Hubert Sumlin (whom he accompanied on stage in December 2006), Otis Rush, and Elmore James. His own particular guitar style developed under the guidance of Blues guitarist Danny Kalb (founder of the Blues Project, a seminal Bluesband of the 1960's). Lewis' reputation has been built upon solid live solo performances and with his own SON LEWIS Blues Band, which has featured former members of MINK DEVILLE, THE RICKI LEE JONES BAND, THE JITTERZ, EXUMA, IMPACT, THE SHOTS, and CASTLE BROWNE.
As a solo artist, performing the traditional country Blues, and with his band, rocking juke joints with electric blues, Son has become known as a faithful, and loving interpreter of this nearly lost musical art form. In live performance, TV, radio, and on recordings, Son Lewis has proved to audiences everywhere that the Blues is a vibrant, and exciting form of musical entertainment!
♫ 1997 Best Retro Blues Artist of the Year (Delta Snake Magazine)
♫ 1996 Winner Skyland Blues Society Talent Competition
♫ 1996 Finalist International Blues Talent Competition
♫ 1995 Award National Endowment for the Arts (Audio Recording)
Products & Services
Son Lewis is accepting new Beginner and Intermediate guitar students in the Northern New Jersey region. All styles of acoustic and electric guitar and bass taught!
My Teaching Philosophy. When teaching beginning or intermediate guitar students, my #1 priority is to get you to actually play guitar as soon as possible - this builds your self-confidence and insures an element of fun that you will need. We will work with musical or guitar foundation but providing you the ability to actually PLAY means that your practicing will be fun and not so much a chore
From Our Website
There is a nice mix of acoustic and amplified playing as well as choice of tunes. This CD is so easy to listen to with the tasteful, well placed guitar licks and whether Jerry is playing acoustic or amplified harp he gives you just what ya need, when ya need it. He's compiled a CD that documents the development of the Blues from the thirties to the nineties. Son explores material from a Who's Who, including Muddy, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, Robert Johnson and just enough country masters to show you he's the real deal.