Norman has been our daughter’s classical guitar teacher for three years, since she was six. We started her with lessons thinking we’d explore it for a few months, but Norman’s kind, teacherly approach and his easy-to-follow lesson plans made continuing a good investment of our time and money. He’s attentive to the pace (and ramblings) of children while helping them to approach the instrument from multiple, integrated perspectives. In addition to learning to play, read music, and listen for and identify notes, our daughter has fun, gains a feeling of accomplishment, and is learning some great songs from the American archives. Aimee

 
We are very pleased with the progress our son has made in the past year with Norman.  He is learning  fundamentals of guitar and how to read music. Norman has a very patient and calm way about him that has helped our son become confident in playing and comfortable working with his teacher. We are delighted that our son enjoys his lessons and look forward to his continued success under Norman’s tutelage. Nick and Stephanie

 

I’m extremely happy with the lessons Norman has been giving me for the past 10 months.   Norman comes from a musical family himself and is accomplished with the guitar, the banjo, and the baritone ukulele.  Norman Hamilton is teaching me to read music and strum on the ukulele as well as playing melody.   Norman plays along on his ukulele as I practice.  He will play the melody while I strum, or will accompany me by strumming while I play the melody.  This is very helpful.  He has been very patient and encouraging, never discouraging even when I have slacked off a little bit on some weeks.   I highly recommend and encourage students to consider Norman as their teacher.  Jim

 

My 8 year old son has been taking baritone ukulele lessons with Norman Hamilton for one and one-half years and will soon be transitioning to guitar.  Norman has been an excellent teacher while patiently offering clear instruction and motivation.  It has been delightful to watch my son gain skill in handling an instrument and learning to read music.  My son has also developed increased confidence through music.  He went from fearing speaking or performing in front of others to volunteering to play music for his class and making up songs with his friends. I would highly recommend Norman as an instructor and I hope we get to have many more years with him. Katy