I have been a guitar and banjo teacher for well over a decade now. I have not only taught students to play, but have assisted them in writing there own songs, recording with them and performing on stage.
I myself have been a professional musician for many years. I have a profile, music I have composed and recorded, photos and a bio on reverbnation. Please google Ean Corbet Artist and my Reverbnation page will come up. You can learn all about me and hear what and how I play.
I have received the Forte Award from The California Music Studios for being an outstanding resourceful teacher of excellence.
I Enjoy the gift of seeing people's faces light up when they play something that fills them with both the joy of music and accomplishment.
There is so much more to teaching an instrument than teaching an instrument. There is a wealth of life accomplishments to also pass on to your students. I love that part of my job.
I have students I taught from 11 until they graduated high school and many of them are still in contact with me today, many years afterwards. That is blessing in my book!
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What I loved about my lessons with Ean is that we always worked on an original piece of music, based on the styles of music I love. Ean showed me how to work around a pattern or scale giving me the opportunity to improvise. Ean also encouraged me to participate in recitals. We created pieces of music for each recital and, since these pieces were original, I got to name them. Playing the recitals, reciting the name of my piece, and seeing it written in the programs were great motivators to keep playing, and performing. Which was perfect for an old guy who always wanted to learn guitar. Ean is a cool cat and an excellent instructor. See him live, he has chops!
Ean was an amazing teacher for both our daughters. He worked the longest with our older daughter, and helped her write songs, play slide, lead, and rhythm guitar, and also taught her some banjo. More importantly, he shared his love of music with them. We always looked forward to lesson evenings because the house would fill with beautiful music created by Ean and our daughters. He is a talented musician himself, as well being a gifted teacher. I highly recommend him to anyone who wants to learn to play, or improve their musicianship
Ean is one of the best teachers that I've ever had in or out of school. He provides his students with experiences that would be hard to find elsewhere, pushes them to explore their interests and grow, and genuinely cares for his students!
Ean's passion for playing the guitar comes through when he is teaching. Our son began playing the guitar as a teenager. He loves the guitar and looked forward to his lessons. Ean made each week fun.
To find what the student is passionate about and to try and cater to each students individual needs, wants, desires and capabilities.
Thirteen years as a guitar teacher and almost fifty as a professional musician, recording artist and songwriter.
I Charge $50 per hour on a sliding scale of lesson length
I Was introduced to the owner of California Music Studios and asked if I would consider teaching
Students from literally six to eighty-six
I performed with one of my banjo students at a recital a few weeks ago. He is eight years old. He performed flawlessly and when we finished, the audience went wild. The look of pure joy on his face was worth a king's ransome.
Make sure you have an affinity with that teacher. That he or she is going to make you feel at ease and make the lessons fun.
Remember music is nectar to the heart, soul and spirit. It is supposed to be a joy.
However, also remember that learning to play an instrument is difficult. Playing it well, more so. It requires dedicated focus and diligent practice to be good at any pursuit. Learning to play well is no different.
I often ask my younger students to take some time to think about why they have decided to play an instrument and then write me a short monograph on the subject.
Over the years I have had some very interesting and varied responses. They have all helped me respond more successfully to my students and helped me better fulfill their goals. Also in the writing, I believe the student discovers a better grasp themselves of their true reasons for wanting to play.