I'm a guitar instructor that will personalize a custom program detailed to what you would like to learn - with guaranteed results! Teaching at Santa Monica College, the Los Angeles Music and Art School, several other private schools and individual private lessons, has provided me with an efficient well rounded approach to help students learn fast.
Teaching people music and particularly learning to play the guitar is nothing short of wonderful. I consider every lesson special detailed specifically for the student I'm working with.
Peter is extremely nice. He pushes you, but is nice along the way. He is very strong and adamant about teaching and using the proper fundamentals, and gives you lots of tips to reinforce this. Highly recommend Peter as a teacher. He is one of the best.
Pete was awesome! He worked us into his schedule and we really got a great lesson in our hours time! Would definitely recommend. Quick response, and great communication. You can tell he has a passion for music and wants the student to find joy in it as well!
Pete is phenomenal. I'm a guy who has taken a lot of music lessons in his life. I played classical piano for 13 years and only just started playing guitar. I've taken voice lessons and jazz piano classes here and there, and have done a lot of self-study and experimentation. I found Pete when I took a Guitar for Beginner's class at Santa Monica Community College, and now he's my private instructor. A good music instructor is truly a unique thing. Here's why I think Pete is an incredible teacher: He is personal. Music as a subject of learning is a very deep and abstract thing; you may be very far along in certain ways (knowing your classic music theory but not your jazz music theory, coming from piano but going into guitar, etc.). People take classes here and there and come from all sorts of backgrounds. Pete really makes the extra effort to cater his lessons and exercises specifically for you. He loves music. His enthusiasm for music is contagious. I have always been in love with music but rarely had the opportunity to share that joy with someone. He is incredibly experienced / knowledgeable. As an autodidact, I often pick up bad habits. Pete lives and breathes music for a living, and when he sees me exercising a bad habit, he would draw from his own experiences to explain why I should do it properly. None of that "just because" stuff I sometimes get from teachers who don't know what they're talking about. He is nurturing. Music is an art of love. It becomes soulless and a chore if you're afraid to make mistakes or afraid to explore. Pete fosters a fun learning environment, and it really encourages students to love learning. I can go into much more detail, but these are only a few reasons why you should take lessons with Pete! He is definitely an instructor that I would want to keep for a long time.
Peter's great! You learn so much you can't get from, say, a Youtube video (the proper way to hold a guitar, best practices for how to play the tough chords, the right habits to form when you first start learning, etc.). His passion and patience with teaching is endless. I totally recommend him.
When working with a new student - together we make an assessment of where you are with your playing and discuss where you want to go. Then we can create a course specifically designed around your personal interests.
I've got a Bachelor's degree in music teaching for over 20 years, along with years of real world playing helps to make your learning process a breeze.
There is a standard rate but it's based on your location and schedule. Email for rates.
Teaching has always been natural for me and actually started teaching where I was taking lessons in NY at the age of 17. It truly was an immediate interconnection for me.
All ages from 5 - 81 years old with all styles covered.
Very often I have students tell me of bad experiences with previous instructors, pretty much on a regular bassis. There are many great players out there but many of which are not good conveyers of sharing knowledge and expertise. If you try one lesson with me you will instantly see I've got your best interest in mind with clear learning discovery for you.
Simply think about what you want to learn and check with your prospective instructor to make sure they can handle what that is.