Union Lesson Studios offers acoustic guitar, electric guitar, and electric bass lessons for kids and adults of all levels. We help students gain the technique, repertoire, and confidence they need to play in practically any style of music. We're conveniently located at 11 Bow Street in Somerville's Union Square. Online lessons are available via video calling.
Bio: Bennett Kealey is a professional guitar and bass player with over ten years of professional performing and teaching experience. He has performed locally in Boston since 2010 when he moved to the city to study at Berklee College of Music where he graduated with a degree in guitar performance in 2014.
Bennett is a true eclectic and has performed in rock bands, jazz bands, church groups, and university bands. Currently, he is focused on his own groups, Bop Buddies and The Blues Dream Box who perform and record regularly in Boston.
Teaching Philosophy: “I want to figure out what students are interested in and figure out how to help them apply that to their instrument. For younger students and people that are new to the guitar, it’s important to address the fundaments and physical hurdles, but ultimately I want them to have good ears, have their own voice, and be curious about all aspects of music and art. That makes it more fun and leads to lifelong good guitar playing.”
Zack Bochicchio is currently a senior at Northeastern university, where he is studying Music industry. Zack began playing guitar at 11 years old. Initially interested in classic rock, his interests over time have evolved quite a bit. Recently, Zack loves to teach in styles such as classic rock, indie, punk, folk, and jazz.
Zack is also a proficient double bassist studying both jazz and classical music. Zack has played in both Northeastern’s symphony orchestra and the Los Angeles Doctor’s Symphony.
Here are answers to some questions you may have about learning this instrument:
Kids aged 7 and up can begin taking guitar lessons. It is possible for younger and smaller kids to start learning on a 3/4 sized guitar or a Ukulele.
Due to the physical requirements of this instrument, the bass is recommended for older kids and adults.
Union Lesson Studios has everything beginners need for their first lesson, including guitars, an electric bass, and amps. Students are encouraged to bring their own instruments if possible.
Absolute beginners are encouraged to start on an acoustic guitar due as it requires no extra equipment and helps build technique. It’s easy to switch to an electric guitar if desired.
Advancing students should bring their instrument and any recent songs, exercises, or methods.