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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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.
20+ years of song writing & performance. Also working as Music Director for over a decade.
Depends on mileage & frequency of classes.
People started asking me to work with them because we made a connection & I've worked with all ages.
Beginning to Intermediate on guitar/ bass & drums - all ages 6-60.
We just placed a teen student into Berklee College of Music after 2 years of counsel.
Organization & consistency are key with keeping a sense of humor.
Your personal goals are important
no matter how small they seem. It's important to know that help is on the way.