Learn Guitar Sf
I teach students to read music. I have been teaching guitar students to read music for over twenty five years. I teach students age three to senior citizens.
I enjoy observing and helping students to learn to be amateur musicians which enhances their math and science skills.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
First a free orientation appointment. After the first appointment we begin a learning process to play music on the guitar.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Bachelor of Music from Long Beach State University in Guitar Performance and a Master's degree in Broadcast Communication Arts from San Francisco State University.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
$42.00 for 1/2 hour lessons, $63.00 for 45 minute lessons and $84.00 for one hour lessons.
How did you get started teaching?
In 1964 I taught lessons to a friend and in 1966 I had over twenty students.
What types of students have you worked with?
All ages and styles such as classical, rock, folk, sing-along, flamenco, electric bass.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
Teaching a three year old guitar student to count and play Itsy Bitsy Spider on the guitar.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Find a teacher you feel comfortable with as you need to follow your intuition. Also, try to find a teacher who can teach students to read music when they're ready.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
Ask a teacher if they're comfortable teaching a student to read. Ask the teacher if they can be flexible about practice expectations.