Todd Washington Guitar Lessons

Todd Washington Guitar Lessons


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My teaching approach: Counseling with acoustic & electric guitar, electric bass, drums too, jamming skills, chords & progressions in rock, pop, & blues formats - classic tunes - good w/ kids & families - GREAT REFERENCES- live performance- Assistance in purchase & maintenance of related gear - building confidence to play for family & friends - we do many cool songs in the school of pop, soul & rock !... My influences are: anything heartfelt or played with conviction ! My guitar lessons take place in: The student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Greater Western Los Angeles, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, & Santa Monica ... further travel negotiable Guitar Techniques: Guidance In Equipment Selection, Recording and Production, Song Writing, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Jamming Skills, Improvisation, Performance, Vocal Accompaniment, Rhythm guitar, Lead guitar Your first guitar lesson with me might include the following: interview & instrument review - instrument basics understanding goals, taste & ear training music direction & future repertoire A guitar lesson with me might entail the following: review of basics - chords & popular scales. improvisation & blues review - popular & classic tunes. soloing & confidence building for performance The qualities I look for in an ideal guitar student might include the following: has a sense of humor, loves a variety of styles, plays on a regular basis, is a fan of the instrument ...

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Los Angeles, CA 90025
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Always beginning with the basics in chord theory & getting a good tone. 

Then reviewing some basic scales 

and fun songs. Lots of great material. Understanding song form

is also my focus.  


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

20+ years of song writing & performance.  Also working as Music Director for over a decade.  

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

Depends on mileage & frequency of classes.  

How did you get started teaching?

People started asking me to work with them because we made a connection & I've worked with all ages. 

What types of students have you worked with?

Beginning to Intermediate on guitar/ bass & drums - all ages 6-60.  

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

We just placed a teen student into Berklee College of Music after 2 years of counsel. 

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

Organization & consistency are key with keeping a sense of humor.  

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

Your personal goals are important 

no matter how small they seem. It's important to know that help is on the way.