I love interacting with my students. In addition to teaching guitar, bass guitar, keyboards and voice, I love to inspire and motivate as well.
I played several years in the midwest in a popular cover band as a guitarist, keyboardist and vocalist.
I teach music theory in additional to assisting students learn to play by ear when they are interested in developing that skill.
I look forward to answering any questions you may have and hopefully teaching you as well.
Curt is a wonderful and patient teacher of music and a life mentor. I cant recommend him enough! After years of lessons, I now count him as a most precious friend.
After our initial conversation I will customize a lesson plan that is unique to you and your goals and help you learn the music you want to play.
7 Years as a professional musician.
19 years experience as a teacher during which time I taught between 30 and 40 people a week.
Currently play keyboards and assist in the development of material used in our praise and worship band.
Currently lessons are $15 per half hour session.
$30 for one hour sessions.
Initially I had some friends who wanted to learn how to play guitar. With my background in rock / pop cover bands I knew most of the popular songs ..... and the word spread ;)
I work with ages 6 and older.
I have worked with guitar players, keyboard players, bassists, vocalists. I have coached performers and even a family bluegrass band.
Something that occurs often is a student wants to learn a song. I pull up the song, listen to it and usually learn the chord progression by ear in less than a minute. I love the expressions on students / parents faces. My first teacher had the same approach to music when I was 13 years old.
Find a teacher who has a passion for what they do.
Find a teacher who you feel is interested in you and is easy to talk to, so you can ask questions which are an important part of the learning process. In my experience those questions reveal important keys in the ways that particular student thinks or learns. Many times a specific question turns into a wonderful journey of discovery.
Do they play the particular genre you are interested in? If you are a complete beginner that matters less. If you are an intermediate to advanced student, it matters a lot.