I'm doing Introduction to Bandhappy lessons Tueday, August 14th, and Wednesday, August 15th! They are 15 minute lessons for $1! Hope to see ya there! \m/ =)
About Stephanie Pickard
Hey everyone on BANDHAPPY! My name is Stephanie Pickard. I am a Musician's Institute graduate, I've been playing guitar for about 10 years now and teaching professionally for the last 5. I have experience teaching lots of different ages and styles. As a teacher my goal is to help you get where you want to be, so every student will have their own lesson plan spefically for them.
Here is a little bit more about me and what I've done:
I have studied privately with Chris Broderick of Megadeth, and both Bruce Bouillet and Paul Gilbert of Racer X. I was endorsed by Minarik Guitars at the age of 16 and since then I have been in a few different projects throughout the years ranging from being a hired gun to a member, and also ranging from pop to death metal haha.
I have played the NAMM show the last 3 years demoing guitars and cables for Minarik Guitars, Fernandes Guitars, and Spectraflex Cables, I have toured and played festivals such as Bonnaroo (also featuring Opeth, Eminem, and many more), The Texas Shamrock Fest (George Lynch, L.A. Guns, etc) and the Texas Rock Fest (SXSW weekend). I have experience songwriting, wheather it be independly, with a band, or helping students.
Unlike the other teachers on here, I havent been on the road as much as I have been a teacher. I have taught individual lessons, group lessons, summer camps, etc. I have taught at the following stores: Rock Nation, School of Rock West LA, European School of Music, Opus, and Peninsula School of Music. I have also taught independtly and am excited to get involved with the world of online lessons!
Currently I am in As Fate Paves Ruin, my new 7-string Doom Metal/Djent band. We will be releasing our E.P. and facebook page within the next weeks. I will also be demoing our songs at this years NAMM show at the AVIAN booth on the Main floor. I am also writing and recording music for my solo project, which should also be released soon. In both bands I sing and play, and I do offer vocal lessons as well.
Now hopefully you have heard enough about me and are ready to take some lessons so I can hear about you! =)