I'm a muti-instrumentalist (I teach guitar, piano, bass, ukulele and mandolin) who has been teaching professionally for 19 years, and performing live for about 26 years.
I have a degree in music from California State University, Fullerton. I have played with many famous artists such as Prince, Joe Strummer from The Clash, Dwight Yoakum, etc.
I'm a very patient teacher who knows what it feels like to struggle as a beginner, and also hits plateaus and walls as an advanced player. Whatever your skill level, I know the exact techniques you need to focus on to get better. Whether you're looking to improve on soloning/improvising, learn how to read music, or just play your favorite songs, I'm the one to get you there!
I love music, it's my passion in life. I also really love being able to show other people how to play it & take pride in the fact that I'm a small part of bringing the gift of music into someone's life. I really do see it as a gift, which is great for the mind, body and soul!
She is a very patient teacher, and a phenomenal musician! I've learned so much from her in the 3 years I've taken guitar lessons from her. I'm moving to Colorado and plan on continuing lessons with her on the internet. We already had a few Skype sessions and they were great!
First we find out exactly what the student wants to learn and what their goals are. Do they want to work on improving their scale knowledge and apply it to soloing, or are just looking to learn their favorite songs to play? I then assess their skill level and we go from there! It's very important to me that the student is getting EXACTLY what they want from their music lessons with me!
I have a music degree from California State University, Fullerton, and have been teaching professionally for 19 years. I have extensive experience teaching very young children all the way up to senior citizens. I ve taught just about everyone you can think of, and know what each type of student needs to reach their learning goals. I have also been performing as a live musician for about 25 years.
I had a lot of friends who kept asking me for lessons after seeing me play live, and it snowballed into a great teaching career from there!
Young children as young as 6, teenagers, young adults, older learners, senior citizens... I've pretty much taught everyone, and extensively!
When I was volunteering and teaching piano at a Senior Citizens Home, and had the pleasure of teaching an 86 year old woman who always wanted to learn the piano, play her first song. The joy on her face after she did was a gift, in itself.
Make sure the teacher fits your style of learning, and you connect with your teacher. Also, make sure they're teaching you what YOU want to learn, and not just giving you things they think would be good for you but not listening to your wants and needs. Patience is also key- make sure they're explaining things clearly and have no problem going over information so you understand what's going on. A lot of teachers glaze over these things and will leave you feeling confused, instead of progressing on your instrument.
Do you have time to practice? It's up to you how fast you progress, and practice is key. You don't have to spend all week doing it, but make sure you do have some time to do it, otherwise you will get frustrated with the lessons because you're not getting much better (practice is key!).