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Meet Brian Shuff of Brian’s Guitar Lessons in North County

Today we’d like to introduce you to Brian Shuff.

So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I began playing guitar at the age of 7, and this is where I instantly fell in love with the instrument. I loved the tones and sounds I was able to make with the guitar. This prompted me to start playing and performing with various bands and musicians throughout middle school and high school. During that time I was also obtaining private guitar and Bass lessons from John Pramus, who was a Berkley school of music graduate. Under the apprenticeship of John, I learned how to fine tune my craft in the areas of Rock, Classical and Jazz guitar. Following my ambitions for music, I went to Mira Costa college and Majored in music composition and music theory. Since that time I have recorded with numerous bands and toured Europe.

In 2002 I opened my own guitar and bass teaching business. This was my opportunity to pass on my knowledge and love for the guitar. I began this business teaching at a music studio alongside my old guitar instructor, John. I did this for about 6 years, gaining a lot of experience learning how to teach. From there I decided to offer private guitar or bass lessons in your home. I figured this was more convenient for most people. And that’s exactly what I’ve been doing ever since. Offering private lessons in the comfort of your home. Since then, I have created a business with multiple teachers around the North County San Diego area. And I couldn’t be happier about the knowledge and expertise my teachers offer each one of their students.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
No, it hasn’t always been a smooth road. The struggles in the beginning were definitely trying to find enough students to fill my schedule and there were periods of real lulls, I had to find other jobs while I was teaching. But eventually, I found my way and business started booming. But it took many years to arrive at that point.

Please tell us about Brian’s Guitar Lessons.
My business is and as the name suggests, we offer guitar lessons. But not just any guitar lessons, these are private lessons in the comfort of your home.

The thing I’m most proud of as a company is hearing how pleased and satisfied the students are with learning the guitar. It reminds me of when I first started learning to play, I was so excited about this new (to me) instrument. I couldn’t put it down.

I would say, what sets us apart from other companies is building relationships with the students. We don’t just treat you as another guitar student, but we create friendships with each one of our students. We cater the lessons towards the music goals of our students, so if your interest is to learn how to play your favorite Pop or Rock song etc… We have teachers who can help you achieve that goal.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
My favorite memory from childhood is visiting my grandparents in Florida and taking a road trip from Florida where my grandparents lived to Virginia.

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