John Lawlor Guitar Lessons

John Lawlor Guitar Lessons


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My teaching approach: 31yrs playing experience. I’ll help w/technique, improve speed, finger strength/dexterity, tips, tricks, theory, shredding, other aspects of learning/playing. I teach chords,scales (major/minor, Ionian, Aeolian, Lydian, mixolydian, augmented, diminished, locrian, harmonic minor/melodic minor, blues scale, dorian, phrygian, aeolian dominant, phrygian dominant, gypsy scale),arpeggios, understanding extensions, triads,inversions,intervals. Teaching philosophy partly based on connecting w/ & affecting audience. To achieve I emphasize tone, expression, stage presence, technical facility, repertoireMy influences are: - JIMI HENDRIX - JOE SATRIANI - EDWARD VAN HALEN - JEFF BECK - STEVIE RAY VAUGHN - JIMMY PAGE - RANDY RHOADS - DAVID GILMOUR - JOE PASS - GLENN TIPTON - DJANGO REINHARDTMy guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studioGuitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Bay AreaGuitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Song Writing, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Reading Music, Jamming Skills, Improvisation, Performance, Vocal Accompaniment, Slide Guitar, Fingerstyle, Open tuning, Rhythm guitar, Lead guitarYour first guitar lesson with me might include the following: I ask a few questions regarding styles interested in, experience, theory knowledge, etc. The we go thru a few chord progressions, scales, exercises and see where we are at regarding chord transition, fluidity, strumming ability, fretting agility, etc. This a is generally the foundation set up for proceeding forward. With more experienced students, I also check out is their improv ability w/ scales using various rhythms to see where we are at, etcA guitar lesson with me might entail the following: The best way to at least get an idea of my teaching style would really be to try out the first lesson/intro packet which is free/no obligation. In general there's also a review/access process for each of the previous week’s lesson to go over questions, etc. I’ll assist w/ basics of singing while playing (note: I'm not a vocalist or vocal teacher). I also teach live via webcam - Skype, Windows MSN, etc. *Group lessons availableThe qualities I look for in an ideal guitar student might include the following: My ideal student would be someone with strong desire, some ability (or a willingness to learn), a lot of motivation, patience, and time to practice. Also someone who's interested in the included styles. ALL ages/ALL levels of experience welcome (Beginners Encouraged). I can assist you on the purchase of a guitar if you don't already have one. I will do my best to help you reach your goals on the guitar, no matter what they are

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North San Jose, CA 95101
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