Welcome to Greg's Pickin' Parlor

"To Anyone In Snohomish County Who's Looking For a Guitar Teacher Who is Experienced, Affordable, Family  Friendly, and Makes Learning Music Simple, Fast, and Fun..."

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Dear Friend,

Maybe you've always wanted to learn to play a stringed  instrument - guitar, bass, banjo, whatever - and you just haven't been able to  get any traction.   You've tried all the usual methods -- DVDs, books... they help,  but you want someone to walk you through the process.  You're thinking that  maybe some actual lessons could help. But you don't want just any teacher. You don't a teacher who spends your time "showing off" and then  expecting you to try to catch up.   You want a teacher who'll meet you exactly where you're at right  now and help you progress to the place you want to be as a musician. If that sounds like the kind of person you're looking for, then it's time to check out Greg Norgaard at Greg's Pickin'  Parlor. 


Over 5000 Students Served...

Greg Norgaard has taught over 5000 students - ranging in age from 8 to 80 - how  to play guitar (and other stringed instruments) from all over Snohomish County  for over 30 years.  His experience as a teacher also includes his current position as a para-educator  for the Monroe School District. Greg is known for his reliable, patient and varied approach to teaching music -  he focuses on making learning fun as well as challenging each student to become  the best they can be. He teaches both acoustic and electric guitar, as well as other instruments including bass, banjo, mandolin, and ukelele. Greg has studied guitar with over 20 different from Spain to California including:  

  • Classical Guitar with Jose Thomas, Charles Roberts, & John Heller
  • Fingerpicking with Dale Miller
  • Jazz with Davis Ramey, Ron Eschte, & Howard Alden
  • Fingerboard theory with Don Mock
  • As well as attending the "The Musicians Institute" in Hollywood, CA.

Greg is currently guitarist with the "Sky Notes Orchestra" in Monroe and plays in the annual "in The Mood" holiday extravaganza. He has also played in various show bands for "Sky Performing Arts" as well as  appearing as a solo guitarist and singer for over 40 years. 

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Greg's Pickin' Parlor

113 N Lewis St, Monroe, Washington 98272, United States

(360) 794-0547


Monday - Friday: 2:30 pm - 7:30pm