"Our family first got to know Chuck and Bonnie when my son took his first guitar lessons and it was obvious that Chuck is a great, patient teacher who adapts his lessons to a student's personal musical tastes and needs. As an adult player who knew the basics but had never really had any formal guitar training, Chuck has helped me improve my technique tremendously by listening carefully and then designing drills to focus on my weaknesses. The best compliment I can give is that my bandmates immediately noticed the improvement in my timing and lead work after I started with the lessons and now I am much more comfortable singing and playing at the same time.
It's not just about the lessons at Village Music Shoppe, the service and repairs are great too. I have a J Mascis Jazzmaster which needed a new switch, some other electrical work, and a good setup. The guitar now plays beautifully with spot on intonation and nice action. Bonnie is great with the sales side and always flexibly when scheduling lessons, repairs, etc. It's a great local music store that blows away the big box stores because of their knowledge, professionalism and pride in what they do".
"Taking lessons at the Village Music Shoppe in Mastic has been one of the best things I've done in a very long time . Chuck and Bonnie have created a warm, fun , and relaxed place to learn. Teaching you how to play an instrument and more importantly how to be a musician. In my case learning to play the guitar. Chucks vast experience and technical knowledge along with his expert teaching methods are far superior then anyone around.
My name is Bob Wilson I'm fifty five and I've been taking lessons
with Chuck . I truly have enjoyed every minute of my time at the Village Music Shoppe in Mastic".
Thank you again Chuck and Bonnie
Congratulations to Village Music Shoppe Guitar Student Michael Thomas
on winning the Mastro Award, Best at his Craft at the World Strides Competition. Which as played host to over 6 million students in their 50 years—over 350,000 students last year alone! More than 300 colleges and universities partner with them, including most of the top 30 MBA programs. Remember his name, you'll be seeing big things from Michael.