My name is Kathleen Alpurado. I'm 22 years old and have been playing guitar for about 8-9 years now. I primarily play fingerstyle guitar and have been teaching beginners on and off since 2015. Each lesson is different based on the learning style of each guitarist, but what I teach is all the same. Chords, scales, and songs. For more intermediate players, I teach how to read and write music as well as to compose music. I will also teach fingerstyle if student is interested. If interested, I am able to teach ukulele as well.
I enjoy watching people have fun and improve over time.
Good teacher and Is good at turning complicated songs into simple parts.
I liked working with her because she is very nice and also very easy and fun to work with. She is also extremely experienced at the guitar.
The first lesson is typically gauging the experience of the player and what specifically they are wanting to learn. From there, I can develop more of a lesson plan based on their wants and needs.
I don’t have any formal education. Everything I know has been learned through teaching myself and gaining experience through music therapy volunteering(for 1 year) and worship leading at my church (going on 5+ years). I did take a beginner’s music theory in college but that’s about it.
It’s always negotiable, but typically $20 for basic chord and strumming lessons and $30 for finger style guitar lessons.
People I knew kept asking me for lessons and I agreed to teach them for little to no pay. I really enjoy it so I try to do it as much as I can as a part time job.
I have worked with middle school aged kids to middle aged adults. Some with experience and some without. Some have been able to learn quickly, and some take a bit longer.