Fun and informative online lessons in the comfort of your own home via Zoom.
Hello, welcome to my website, "Teach Me a Tune ." My name is Brandon Van Allen. I teach private online lessons for vocal, guitar, bass guitar, piano, music theory, songwriting, and music recording. I enjoy the dynamic of one-on-one instruction, where I get a chance to know each individual quite well and bring out the best in my students.
Taking lessons online has never been more accessible and commonplace since the pandemic occurred. Even if you are halfway around the world or in the United States, there is a customized music lesson waiting for you one click away. You can browse my availability via the "Book Online" section when you choose "Book Now." I offer a free meet & greet time to chat about your goals and expectations for the first lesson.
I look forward to hearing from you, and I'm eager to help you get your music training to the next level!
"My 9 year old's first lesson with Brandon went fantastic. He immediately builds comfort between student and teacher deciding how best to spark love of music within the child. He ties core concepts into an entertaing experience for my little man. Thank you Brandon. We look forward to the next lessons to come." ~Michaela D.
Brandon is excellent at working with children. Our girls not only learn a great deal but have fun doing so. I highly recommend! ~Tracy K.
"Brandon is not only an outstanding teacher, but a super role model! So patient with my son and his on again off again love for the bass guitar. His contemporary style of teaching is fun to watch, and his genuine love of music never lends a kid to feel intimidated." ~Monica P.
"My daughter has been taking guitar lessons from Brandon for years and I couldn't be more pleased with his ability as a teacher. He is always pushing and challenging my daughter and himself as a teacher. He knows how to connect with the kids and makes learning an instrument an enjoyable experience. He is so patient and encouraging during lessons. My daughter looks forward to lessons every week!"~Katie B.
"Brandon has been an amazing teacher to our boys, ages 7 and 12. He keeps them focused and engaged. He understands that sometimes they can handle strict theory and sheet reading and other days he works on building a relationship with them, jamming their favorite song and letting them strum along. In just two months they have learned several songs and can pick up the guitar and play something I can actually recognize! Plus, they are having fun. Thank you Brandon, the boys think you are super cool." ~Bonnie A.
I've been teaching myself both guitar and vocal skills from online teachers, as well as YouTube videos, for about 4 years and I truly love the challenge. I've recently decided to up my game and get even more serious and see if actually taking professional lessons would make even better result. I connected with Brandon by referral and we initially discussed my needs and desires via Skype. I was impressed with his obvious knowledge of both instruments, guitar and voice, as well as his general knowledge of music
theory. His hourly fee was reasonable. I've been working weekly with Brandon for about two months and have loved each and every meeting, discussing and practicing both vocal and guitar. My skill level in
both areas has improved significantly in just those few weeks of lessons. I would recommend anyone interested
in improving either their vocal or guitar skills (or both) to allow Brandon to assist you in accomplishing your
musical goals. I couldn't be happier. ~Paul Z.