I have a Bachelors of Music in Classical Guitar Performance. I've performed and taught many genres.
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- I teach you to teach yourself (train your ears and muscle memory and learn to read rhythms).
Reading notes is up to the student. A little helps a lot.
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Teaching students how to teach themselves and seeing them progress faster than they thought.
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I always try to find out where the students see themselves on guitar one year from now and ten years form now.
Knowing what they want the students want to get out of their guitar playing is essential to building a strong foundation for where they want to be as a guitarist.
Whatever the answer is, having fun is always part of the journey.
Bachelors of Music in Classical Guitar Performance from Berry College in Rome, GA
I've played in bands that cover all the most popular genres. While I do like to play bluesy jazz rock funk type music, that doesn't always pay the bills. I pick up many private event type gigs that I'm often called on to play.
I have known how to play the piano most of my life but reading wasn't my strong suit when I was a kid. My mom could sight read anything and she would just show it to me and I'd memorize it. That being said, now I can obviuosly read music but more importantly I can use the piano keyboard to help explain the "Why" is this chord called that and many other questions. The guitar fretboard can be very confusing since there are multiples of the same exact note in up to six different places sometimes.
I've taken a few masters classes at the University of Alabama in Big Band Jazz Arranging. This has helped me understand chords, how to analyze them and break them down into something that makes way more sense to play of a guitar. this can apply to any genre.
At first my friends wanted me to show them how to play and we would play songs together for fun. When I graduated college I taught on the side. Eventually I got a job at a music shop so I could get my foot in the door and a few months later I became their main guitar teacher.
I've worked with every type of student I'm pretty sure. From 5 years to 93 years old and everything inbetween.
Reading - Theory - Just for fun - Teaching good players what they are playing and more... I cater my teaching style to each student.
What kind of guitarist do I want to be? - Ex. Stumming Singer - Soloist - Rhythm player - a little of everything plus or a combo of a few.
Some beginners aren't sure what they what but they know they like music and want to have fun. I can help you figure out what direction to take. You have to crawl before you can walk, run, sprint and jump.