Students will get lesson designed to meet their desired goals. Everything they need will be given to them to go home and practice. The only thing they will need to bring is their guitar.
Seeing the excited look on a students face as they improve and reach their goals is the best feeing in the world!
Anthony is an amazing instructor! I've been taking lessons with him for the last six months and I don't plan on stopping any time soon. He's a very relaxed teacher, so I feel like I'm learning a lot, but I'm not stressed if I don't pick something up right away. He asks for songs that I want to play so that I can learn music that I'm excited about. Very patient and flexible with my student schedule, I would absolutely recommend him to a friend, or anyone, looking to take guitar lessons.
Anthony is always prepared for the lesson and has a very clear way to help you understand what he is teaching you. Not only he is a good teacher, put a great player as well and that helps to translate the lesson into being fun and motivates you to learn!
I ask them what style of music they are interested in. I review the parts of the guitar, how to hold a pick, read a chord chart, music terminology. I give them a practice schedule With specific areas and a time table for each area.
I have studied with Horace Hackett who played with The Jimmy Dorsey band, Red Nichols, Ted Fio Rico. He was a CBS studio musician. He taught many styles of guitar, including chord melody.
I studied with Rusty Anderson, who is Paul McCartney guitar player. Topics we covered included scales, improvisation, chord substitution, to name a few.
My rates are $25.00 for a 30 minute lesson and $50.00 for a 60 minute lesson.
I started in 1984 at a music store in Placentia called Instant Guitar. I was the only electric and bass instructor at this store.
I work with beginners through advanced students. My students range in age from 10 to 60 years.
One of my current adult students just recently succeeded in being able to execute a Bachman Turner Overdrive song. This is his favorite bands of all time. It was such a great feeling watching him play the song with confidence and great execution!
Always ask questions to make sure your comfortable with your understanding of what it is your practicing. If you are feeling like you don’t quite get what’s being explained, tell that individual to slow down and take it one step at a time.
What excites me about guitar? What do I want to be able to do? Is it your goal to play a particular song, or to be able to jam with friends, play in a band? Is there a particular style of guitar you like? These are a good point of reference you can ask your teacher.