Guitar is one of our most requested instruments to learn! Whether you are a beginner, classical, or rock and roll style, we have the instruction for you!
Caleb has been teaching guitar at Headwaters for over 12 years now! In addition to teaching all levels of guitar lessons, he also teaches private chess lessons and oversees chess tournaments at Headwaters. Caleb also substitute teaches for Bemidji School District.
I spent most of my life in Northern Minnesota – I suppose it goes without saying that I played a lot of hockey! When I was 16 my best friend introduced me to the bass guitar and we haphazardly formed our first garage band. We diligently annoyed anyone within listening range. After a short month a life altering act of lethargy changed my relation to music forever– my friend left his guitar at my house (he didn’t want to lug his clumsy amp down a flight of stairs). Soon after this instance my bass playing days in the band were over!I bought a guitar and taught myself how to use it.
I graduated from Roseau High School in 2004 and moved to Bemidji the following fall. Upon my arrival I immediately began private lessons for guitar. Even though I wasn’t a music major I was asked to play jazz for the university when the jazz 2 guitarist stepped down. This was during my junior year. The following year I was able to make jazz 1. My super-senior year I formed the band Hippies-N-Whiskey (this is a rock/blues/funk/country cover band), continued to play jazz for the university, and joined a jazz quartet. I graduated in the spring of 09 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, with an emphasis in Life Science Education, and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy. I currently play in three bands: Party Spark (another cover band), Butter Rum Jazz Quartet, and Catching Clarity (my original/cover trio).
Caleb teaches guitar on Wednesday afternoon and evenings and is available for Sunday chess lessons.
He taught guitar and music theory in Ramsey, MN for many years, and continued his involvement in music when he and his wife Lisa moved to Bemidji in 2016. We are pleased to have him on board as an instructor at beginning and intermediate levels. His students range from young children to adults. He says, "the basics of music theory are very important, but so is having fun. I expect students to listen and to learn, but want them to stay comfortable as much as possible. Making music for yourself is a gift."
Rolf teaches guitar and ukulele on Mondays and Tuesdays.