I’ve accumulated decades of learning techniques that I’ve used myself and for my students. Playing an instrument requires talent, like so many other things, but we must remember that it requires 99% skill.
Talent is something you have. Skills are something you learn.
I like building relationships with my students. Teaching is teamwork, even though the team is just the student and teacher.
Analogies, professionalism and consistency!
Lou Savage isn’t a “one size fits all” type of teacher. Rather he adjusts his lessons for the best outcome for each individual student. I highly recommend him for anyone who is serious about taking lessons.
Lou is such a great guy and an extremely patient person. He gave me some exercises as well as very good advice which helped me improve on reducing my accent. He is a good teacher and will help you reach your goal.
I am grateful to Lou for all the things that he taught me in his classes. Accent Reduction, Voice Acting, Delivery, Podcast Intro Recording, Video Recording, the list goes on. He is a treasure trove of knowledge in all things linguistic, a great teacher with very unique skills, and most of all for making himself available whenever his help is needed. Consider myself lucky to have found him here on Lessons.
First I ask them the question, “So what do you already know about this instrument?”
The answer is nothing or something. Nothing is easy. Something means I need to know what that means to them.
For instance: A student says he’s played cello for 8 years. Does that mean he took up cello in 6th grade but doesn’t play anymore? Was he ever any good at it? Does he still play now, or is the cello sitting in the closet? It’s often unclear until the end of the first lesson.
I’ve been a professional, performing musician since my teens. Orchestras, bar bands, ethnic ensembles, rock bands, RnB bands, jazz groups, church choirs. A little of everything.
That all happened before, during and after having gone to music school. I’ve gone to 3: Berklee in Boston, Edinboro University in Pennsylvania, and Cleveland Institute of Music, where I got my degree.
My fees are $35/30 min, $50/45 min, and $70/60 min. I normally charge by the month, but can flex according to students’ needs.
Doctors, lawyers, moms, grandparents, 4-year olds, teens, experts and beginners alike.
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