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Ford Giesbrecht

Guitar, Bass, Ukulele and Mandolin Teacher
Ford began playing guitar in his early 20’s.  His training began with Classical guitar, before moving towards jazz.  Other styles followed.  He began teaching professionally in 2002 and joined the 8th Note Music team in 2012.  Ford teaches finger-style in many genres, as well as most popular plectrum styles: jazz, blues, rock country, bluegrass, etc.  Guitar is Ford’s primary instrument, but also teaches beginner bass, ukulele, mandolin. He also teaches jazz improvisation and song writing.

Ford’s teaching style is about finding the individual’s pace while taking them in the direction they want to go.  When not teaching Ford can be found playing solo guitar every Friday night at Dos Reales, Stanwood – a position held since 2010, as well as other venues in the area.

Ford released his first solo CD of original music in Jan 2015.  It can be found for purchase on his website.  www.guitarbyford.com

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My name is Justin Lim. I’ve played music for over 12 years, since joining my school band in 5th grade. I played all through high school and joined the UW Husky Marching Band after graduation, playing for 4 seasons.

I’ve been taking guitar lessons with Ford Geisbrecht for about 2 years now. He’s not just a teacher, like many others. He’s a working, gigging musician with tons of music-related experience in more than just teaching and playing guitar, and he passes that on as well.

If you’re looking for an exceptional guitar instructor as well as someone with plenty of experience in the general musical field, Ford’s your guy! Justin L.

My guitar teacher Ford is great at what he does. He is encouraging, helpful and above all he is a great instructor. With my previous teacher I was getting bored with playing guitar, but when I started lessons with Ford he helped me stick with it by making it fun and I’m still playing today. I highly recommend Ford for guitar lessons for any level of playing. He’s the best! Quinlan

Ford has a manner of teaching that quickly brings the student to making
music, while slipping in bits of theory that leave the pupil with an
understanding to develop their own sound.
I engaged Ford to teach my son, then found myself engaged in the
instrument.  I’ve taken lessons from Ford for nearly seven years.
He has a remarkable skill at gauging the speed the student can move
forward and pushes just enough to make progress in every lesson.
Ford has released his own CD, gives regular performances, and thrives in
the studio with his students. These relationships assist the pupil, old or
young, to move forward and make that creative sound we all want to make. Mark P.