Phoenix Guitar Lessons
My teaching approach: I studied music in college, but I also have a teaching degree. Everybody learns differently and at a different pace so I customize my lessons to each student depending on their goals. I try to make my lessons fun by teaching the songs and styles that the student enjoys. I have a great approach to music theory and improvisation and in addition I hold free jam sessions once a month for my students.
My guitar lessons take place in: In the teacher's studio located in South Scottsdale.
Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerpicking, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Recording and Production, Guidance In Equipment Selection
I love playing guitar and love teaching students, both youth and adult, beginner or advanced. It is very rewarding to see students become musicians and reach their goals. I also enjoy being introduced to new music as students request to learn their favorite songs. I am always willing to teach any style of music and keep a very open mind.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
Step one is explore the students previous experience, if any, and determine what they need to work on. I have students make a list of songs they wish they could play and we jump right in learning the easier songs. Learning all the basic open chords and bar chords, strumming patterns, how to read tab and/or sheet music, and developing speed, timing and technique.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I studied in the ASU Jazz department as a Jazz guitar player and also hold a B.A. in secondary education. I am not just an expereinced guitar player but also an experienced and proffessional teacher. I have been playing guitar for 25 years and teaching lessons for over 15 years. I also played proffesionally in the rock band, Frequis, for 8 years. Teaching guitar lessons is my primary source of income and I have become very good at it, especially working with students who think they have no musical ability. Anyone can become a musician if they are deidicated and practice!
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
I charge $40 per one hour lesson at my music studio located in South Scottsdale.
How did you get started teaching?
When I started studying music in college it was a great way to earn money and when I finished college I started my own business and have been teaching guitar lessons full time ever since.
What types of students have you worked with?
I work with children as young as 7 years old, teens, adults, and even senoirs in their 60s and 70s. I believe anyone can become a musician and enjoy playing guitar and I can teach someone who has never played an instrument and has zero experience. I also work with many advanced students on blues, music theory, shredding, sweep picking, finger picking and many other advanced techniques. I also work with many students who play acoustic guitar and just want to have a fun hobby and be able to strum chords around the campfire. I can adjust my approach for any student.