Mike McAlister Guitar Lessons

Mike McAlister Guitar Lessons


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My teaching approach: I teach students the theory behind the music that they enjoy. I employ the thought "give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for life" I don't just teach songs. I develop the student's ear so they can learn songs on their own and eventually write their own!My influences are: Michael Hedges, Tommy Emmanuel, Dave Matthews, Stevie Ray Vaughn, David Wilcox.My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studioGuitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: I teach in Huntsville @ Railroad Bazaar on M Th F and at my studio in Harvest on Tues and Wed.Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Recording and Production, Performance, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Vocal Accompaniment, Lead guitar, Rhythm guitarYour first guitar lesson with me might include the following: I start with the basic chords in the most common keys to the guitar, C G D A and E and there pertaining scales. As a particular key is learned, several song examples are covered as well.A guitar lesson with me might entail the following: I typically start with chord and scale exercises and move into a song, explaining the theory behind it and the physical techniques.The qualities I look for in an ideal guitar student might include the following: My students range from 2nd graders to adults. Many are involved in bands and worship teams and come to me for real world application of their instrument. I also work with groups of 3 to 5 in a "band lab" setting to explore band dynamics and understanding of each role in a group.

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Huntsville, AL 35801
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