Music instruction: Stefan Truesdell

Last updated: March 6, 2011

Stefan Truesdell | Fitchburg

  • Guitar-Acoustic
  • Guitar-Electric

Guitar instructor/mentor for hire

Genres: Blues, Dance/Techno/Electronica, Funk, Fusion, Indie Rock, Jazz, Metal, Progressive, Punk/Hardcore, R&B, Rap, Reggae, Rock/Pop General, Ska, Something Else, Too cool to be categorized, World Beat/Ethnic

Having a passion for music since a very young child growing up in Racine,WI. I have turned my passion into a rewarding career for over 25 years of experience on guitar performing, touring and recording with many great groups. I co-founded the Alt-Metal band Dead Fly Boy while studying Theory with Ken Faught at Lakeshore Conservatory and used my marketing skills from UW-Whitewater to get the band a record deal with Sector II Records in '94, toured the Midwest and earned a W.A.M.I. Award for best Rock Band in 1996. I relocated to Madison in 1998 to join fellow Racine brothers JAH Boogie & Pauly Wills in Natty Nation for the next 7 years touring the U.S. and recording on several releases including, Live '99-2000 & Inatty In Jah Music.
Currently, I'm performing with my band Weapons Of Mass DeFunktion(Funk/Jazz/Hip-Hop) as well as Kingtown Rockers(Reggae), also on occasion Jose & Sublimes(Sublime Cover Band) and Tony Brown's 608 Riddim Section.
Started teaching privately and at Good N Loud Music in 2007 shortly after leaving Natty Nation. I feel this has been one of the most rewarding parts of being a musician, sharing my knowledge & experience with others from ages 5-50. I want my students to get the most out of our lessons, whether it be a beginning student with no musical skills, already versed in music theory, currently performing musicians and those who just want to do something with that guitar that's just been sitting around gathering dust in the corner. We'll make sure you feel comfortable with your lessons, and work at a pace that's right for you, everyone is different so I'm patient and understanding. Most important thing for the student is to really enjoy what they're doing. I'm versed in a variety of styles including Rock,Blues,Funk,Reggae,R&B,Hip Hop, some jazz and even country. Lessons will include practice and exercises skills, basic guitar(lead & rhythm) techniques basic theory, sight reading, Major & Minor scales(Pentatonics, Modes, etc..), improvisation and creativity, Ear Training, advance lead techniques and song writing.

Contact Information

Fitchburg, WI 53713

Phone: 608-270-2660


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