SEE BELOW for John's Openings, Payments, Policy, and Resume

 

Open Time Slots for John McCoy on Skype, Locally in Our Delta Colorado Studio, and Starr's Guitars in Cedaredge CO.

       Time Slots are Listed in Mountain Time Zone

(slots are in Delta or Skype unless otherwise specified)

 (John teaches Guitar, Bass, and Baritone Ukulele) 

 

       MONDAYS:    FULL

      TUESDAYS:    2:00pm     7:30pm

WEDNESDAYS:  (at Starr's Guitars)

                              2:30pm

   THURSDAYS:    7:30pm

          FRIDAYS:  (at Starr's Guitars)  starting September

                             2:30pm     3:00pm

If you do not see a time that works for you please call or email and we'll make every effort to find a time that will work with your schedule.

 

Phone:  720-339-0705 or E-mail:  john@mccoy-music.com
 

*No Make Up Lessons.  Students are paying for their reserved slot regardless of attendance except for National or Religious Holidays*

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SET IT and FORGET IT!  Contact us if you would like to set up auto pay

Our Secure Credit Card Payments are due by the 7th of the month regardless of balance due for the month.  During checkout you will have the option of paying with a PayPal account or choose Pay with your own CREDIT or DEBIT Card

 

Please read McCoy Music LLC's teaching policy (see below)

Also, (see below), for the option to pay by check.

HALF HOUR LESSONS

(click the Blue Button Bar for Purchasing Lessons)

Pay at the Beginning of each month for the number of lessons in the month.  Type in the number of lessons in the "Quantity" field to get your monthly total.

HOUR LESSONS

(click the Blue Button Bar for Purchasing Lessons)

Pay at the Beginning of each month for the number of lessons in the month.  Type in the number of lessons in the "Quantity" field to get your monthly total.

Check Payments must be postmarked by the 5th of the month regardless of balance due for the month.  Thank you for your understanding.

 

         Make Checks Payable to:  McCoy Music LLC

     (E-mail john@mccoy-music.com for our home business mailing address)

John's (McCoy Music LLC) Online Teaching Policy
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JOHN'S (MCCOY MUSIC LLC) STUDENT POLICY

-(policy is in effect when agreeing to take lessons through McCoy Music LLC)-

Please read or ask McCoy Music LLC about our policy if you have questions.  In short, you are reserving and taking up a weekly time slot that your pay for on a month to month basis regardless of attendance except for National Holidays.  No make up lessons as this is a NIGHTMARE to deal with when having 50+ students each week.  There are no lessons on the 5th partial week of the month which means the 29th, 30th, or 31st of the month.  Thank you for your understanding and consideration.

John McCoy's Guitar Background and Education (Resume)

My first playing experience with guitar was when my mother and uncle showed me a few chords at the age of six.  I started taking guitar lessons when I was eight years old.  I learned how to read music and to play the basic chords from my teacher Mr. Hadley.  On my own, I started picking up songs by ear, and I also taught myself how to play finger style guitar.  My father saw potential in my playing and gave me Flamenco lessons at the age of ten from professional guitarist Art Spelias who introduced me to advanced Classical and Flamenco technique.  At age ten I started practicing four hours a day, seven days a week and within six months I was playing clubs, concerts, weddings, and even two half hour radio shows (KPOF Denver) where I played Classical and Flamenco guitar solos.

I studied one year with Rene Heredia, a famous Flamenco concert guitarist.  I studied with Vaughn Andahl who headed the Denver Metropolitan College classical guitar department, and Neill Roan, who headed the guitar department at the University of Nebraska at Omaha.  I studied advanced music reading and technique from Neill.  At age fifteen I was given a special invitation to attend a master class held by world renowned Miguel Rubio at UNO.  I finished first out of the top eighteen guitarists at the master class.  Miguel Rubio is a Classical concert artist and headed the guitar departments at the conservatories of music in Berne and Lucerne Switzerland, and headed the Guitar School of Spain.  Also at age 15 I played flamenco guitar on the UNO Public TV station the aired on various public tv stations across the Midwest.  A few years ago my friend Mark Tenorio was featured on a 12 minute segment on Denver KWGN TV station showcasing his hand made classical and flamenco guitars ($4000-$5000 masterpieces), where I played and demonstrated his guitars.

 

At age fifteen, I started teaching professionally.  From the age of eighteen I have been teaching full time with seventy plus students per week in the Denver area.  Many of my students have gone on to professional teaching and playing careers including John Lutzow from the group Leviathan, (John was featured in Guitar Player Magazine in a multipage interview), and teacher/professional players, Lonny Anderson, Shon Howard, Steven Cohen, Steven Whitcomb, Matt Parmelee, Chris Carter, Andrew Serr, Ted Hummel, Steve Garland,  Jeff Gleason (now a professor of guitar at Denver Metro University), Phil Grindrod, Josh Schwisow, Rodney Wess, Phil Garcia, and many more over the years. 

 

Over the years I have given hundreds of clinics and concerts to schools in the Denver area.  Many teachers mentioned above use the two guitar books that I've written for their students.  Candace and I have also given group lessons for many years in Parker Colorado and our class was featured on Douglas County TV several times.  As of late 2011, I started teaching through Delta Vision Charter (Public) School where students can receive school credit, (grades 1-12), by taking lessons with me via Skype or in my Delta music studio.

 

I have played various concerts and clubs in the Denver metro area for over 38 years.    Candace McCoy and I team up to play guitar duets, and guitar and flute duets of music ranging from classical, flamenco, rock, celtic, and jazz.  We play in the Pea Green concert series, and we now perform at various venues on Colorado's Western Slope.  Also, starting around 1982, I have had various multi-track recording outfits along with MIDI sequencer work stations.  I currently use a Roland VS-2400CD 24 track recorder along with a Godin guitar synthesizer that I use for creating arrangements of strings, piano, and all the various instrumentation on my recording projects.  I also play bass, some piano, recorder, and percussion.

 

Since 2010, I have been teaching full-time in Delta Colorado dividing my time teaching Skype lessons, at Delta Vision Charter Academy, and at Starr’s Guitars in Cedaredge.