Paul Kucharski Guitar Lessons

Paul Kucharski Guitar Lessons

20 years in business

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My teaching approach: I've been playing fingerstyle and slide guitar for 40 years. The playing styles I teach are acoustic fingerstyle and primarily country blues, ragtime, Travis picking, and contemporary fingerstyle. I teach music theory and can teach you to read music and tablature. My influences are: John Fahey, Pat Donohue, Mike Dowling, acoustic country blues artists My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: My home in Goodyear, AZ. Guitar Techniques: Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Slide Guitar, Performance, Improvisation, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises Your first guitar lesson with me might include the following: The free introductory lesson is generally a "get to know you" lesson where you describe your musical background. I assess your interests and current skill level and we discuss what your goals are. Then I will propose a plan for future lessons. A guitar lesson with me might entail the following: My teaching methods involves multiple simultaneous threads. There is a skill thread which works on improving playing skills through exercises, a performance thread which involves working on a particular piece of music, and possibly a theory thread that discusses theoretical concepts for guitar like scales, chord theory, reading tablature, etc. The qualities I look for in an ideal guitar student might include the following: A beginner to intermediate player who wants to learn to play fingerstyle guitar on an acoustic steel string or slide guitar on a resonator.

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Goodyear, AZ 85395
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

It is tailored to the students goals and current skill level.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I've been plauing guitar for 40 years and pursued a minor in music while in college.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$30 per hour

$15 per 1/2 hour

How did you get started teaching?

I got started as volunteer for Guitar For Vets teaching adult veterans.

What types of students have you worked with?

So far exclusively with Adult beginners.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Make sure they know your goals and will adjust their lessons to your needs.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What do want to accomplish and in what time frame.  How many hours per week are you willing to invest in practice?

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