Basic Guitar Strategy

Basic Guitar Strategy

5.0 (1)
1 hire on
2 employees
33 years in business

About this pro

through my vast knowledge of lead guitar. Over the years I have had private lessons from Mark Mcgee(Vicious Rumors, Greg Allman) Joel Hoekstra(Whitsnake,TSO, Night Ranger).

Hopefully I can help you  fill the holes in your playing style,  help you understand things that took me a long time and many lessons to understand, It's one thing to SHRED but It's a whole nother game to shred with melody and harmony.

 I have been playing guitar for 30 plus years, helping people to enjoy making music even if it's just simple basic chords puts a smile on my face!! 

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Newark, CA 94560
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  • Amy Coty

    Steve is very positive and encouraging. He is an amazing rock player and I said "I want to play like that!" so he took it seriously and is working with me. He's been flexible and attentive and I never feel stupid or rushed. I've had a lot of teachers in my life and Steve is great!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

It will depend on whether they want to learn lead guitar or Rythmn guitar, I will basically go over the minor/major chords and start with the pentatonic shapes, from there we would go into the 5 minor/major positions and the 7 modes. I would talk about  theory to help my students understand basic concepts of music and chord progressions.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

30 years of playing and professional lessons over the years.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

my lessons would be 45$ per hour, I would like to talk with all potential students before any lessons so we can see if I'm a good fit for their needs.

How did you get started teaching?

through my friends telling me that I have a passion for guitar and should share it with others.

What types of students have you worked with?

mostly Beginners

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

 I did a 9 hour workshop with Kiko Loureiro (Megadeth) and it was a great experience with understanding harmony.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Practice, practice and more practice. 2/3 hours a day if possible. That's how i did it, but I came from the shredder era of guitar players.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

what do you really want to know theory or just a simple chords.