I teach music as language, math, and sport.
A language of letters, words, concepts.
Math as rhythm.
Sport as the physical coordination of playing music.
Classical and improvisational styles.
Incorporating ear training and theory.
I've had students as young as 5 and as old as 92;
with goals from pleasurable hobby to professional musician.
Peter was exactly the right choice for me. His depth and breadth of knowledge spans several styles and decades. He has a patient and measured manner and would be an excellent teacher for the beginner or advanced guitarist or any musician for that matter. I highly recommend him. -Martin
I first want to find out your background and goals.
Then assess the level of your current musical abilities.
I will explain how my style of teaching can help you achieve your musical goals and what the benefits are that you may not have thought of yet.
Bachelors of Music degree with double emphasis in classical and jazz from San Jose State University.
Private lessons with a number of teachers including jazz musician and educator Warren Nunes and San Francisco Symphony musician Kathy Payne.
Years of teaching learning how to help students of many backgrounds, levels, and personalities.
$50 per half hour.
Lessons can be one-off or regularly scheduled.
In any amount of half hour increments.
I started teaching while still in high school at the request of family friends.
I discovered I enjoyed teaching and had a natural nack for it.
Grade school students who want to learn faster than possible in a large school group or just want help with their school ensemble music.
College age – whether as a hobby or even a music major.
Adults looking to learn music for pleasure to pursuing more seriously.
In general, I enjoy discovering new musicians playing styles of music from around the world.
You need to be confident that the teacher has the expertise you are looking for, and can convey thier knowledge to you clearly.
Beyond that you need to feel comfortable chemistry with the teacher.
What do you feel your needs are.
Think about the "why" behind.
"Why" questions can reveal deeper levels of your goals.