Guitar, Music Theory
Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
In Student Home
Travis Chastain is a Classical Guitarist and native Coloradan who recently graduated with his Master’s in Music degree from the University of Denver where he also received his Bachelor’s in Music degree in 2009.
Travis’s talent for music performance has been recognized in his solo and chamber endeavors, winning him honorable mention in the 2010 Lamont School of Music Chamber competition as well as acceptance into the New England Conservatory, University of Southern California, and the University of Denver with praise from prestigious performers Elliot Fisk, William Kannengeiser, and Ricardo Iznaola.
While showing promise as a performer, Travis’s true passion is the teaching of music and the powerful impact it has on people’s lives. For the past 7 years he has been teaching guitar to young, aspiring artists and recreational players alike and believes that music is not just about achieving proficiency on an instrument, it is about overcoming challenges and the confidence that comes with it. It is his mission to not only teach music and the joy of music, but through music teach the life lessons of patience, perseverance, dedication, and love of the journey which can help the student in every facet of their lives. As a teacher of all ages and abilities Travis’s main goal is to expand his teaching platform and continue to help the next generation of musicians succeed in accomplishing their goals and inner potential.
My Musical Education Background
I have been teaching guitar to people of all ages and abilities for the past 7 years.
I have recently graduated from the University of Denver with my Masters in Music degree, where I also received my Bachelor's in Music in 2009. Over the years, I have had the honor of teaching over a hundred people from all backgrounds, ages and ability levels the art of guitar. Teaching is my passion and helping the student overcome obstacles and gain confidence doing so is what I value most.
Genres and Subjects Taught
60 minute lessons - $50.00
45 minute lessons - $40.00
30 minute lessons - $30.00
First lesson is a free trial lesson.
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
All ages are welcome!
My Certifications and Awards
Master's in Music. University of Denver 2013
Bachelor's in Music. University of Denver 2009
My Musical Influences
My musical influences range from Beethoven to the Beatles, although classical music is certainly my primary influence.
"I've certainly enjoyed my beginning guitar lessons with Travis. He takes the time to answer my questions and explain things so I understand the music and the best techniques to use. He is also very encouraging and supportive of my just enjoying the guitar, even with mistakes. So far, I am having a great time
Really enjoyed taking my first lesson with Travis. He made the experience enjoyable and I could understand clearly what the goals were and what follow up work needed to be done.
" I'm an older adult guitar student, and very much enjoy working with Travis. He's patient, energetic, focused, upbeat, and tailors lessons to the student's individual needs. He has a first-rate musical and classical guitar background and education, and I always look forward to my lesson every week. Finding the joy and ease in music-making is one of his top priorities. "
"Travis has been a great instructor and I am very pleased with the results. He is a great teacher, an amazing guitar player, and is very patient and can handle all of my scheduling issues. I would highly recommend taking lessons from Travis."
I absolutely love taking guitar lessons from Travis! Every lesson has been eye opening and exciting for me. Travis is a gifted teacher, artist and an exceptional person.
Travis is an excellent instructor, very patient and thorough, which I appreciated as an absolute beginner in classical guitar. I would recommend him to anyone, beginner or advanced, who is seeking a customized lesson plan with a professional teacher. Julia B.
Travis did a great job. Made me feel very at ease and was very encouraging. He is passionate about the guitar and that passion is contagious! I came away educated and inspired and more confident in my playing ability. He has a great eye for detail. Brad R.
Travis is an outstanding Classical guitar teacher Ryan I.
We have been with Travis for just over a month now. It has turned into a terrific experience for us, especially my son who has been studying classical guitar for a couple of years. Travis is very, very good. We have already recommended him to others. Virginia W.