Samuel J Roland
My name is Samuel. I've been playing guitar for fifty years and teaching for over twenty years. I suggest starting with acoustic guitar as that allows an easier transition to electric guitar rather than the reverse, and also provides more flexibility for playing your instrument.
Although I specialize in gently encouraging lessons for beginners to facilitate the fun part, learning to play songs, l also work with more experienced players to explore new horizons.
While my repertoire is primarily the folk, folk-rock, protest, and classic rock of the 60’s and 70’s, l am committed to adapt my style to each individual and teach what interests my students.
I charge $50 per hour and $35 per half hour at my home and $65/$50 if l travel to you. I also offer online lessons.
In any case, l strongly recommend weekly hour long lessons so you can maximize progress while building on one lesson to the next.
Please feel free to contact me via text first at 657/480-6211 with any questions you may have. I’m excited to help you play songs that inspire YOU!
Peace and blessings,
Able to read music
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dennis j S.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I am personable and ask the student what qualities they desire in a teacher. I am professional and utilize gentle accountability in my process and am quite supportiver and encouraging as well as break down the process into manageable pieces so the student can achieve the success of playing their first and/or next song as soon as possible
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I first taught guitar over thirty years ago to first time learners in a summer camp environment and have worked with students in various styles and levels of experience.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
For in home lessons, I charge $65/hour and for students traveling to me, I charge $50/hour
How did you get started teaching?
As I started learning and asking others for tips, others began to ask me and I found that my gentle and supportive style was highly successful.