Over The Edge Guitar Lessons

Over The Edge Guitar Lessons

1 employee
4 years in business

About this pro

I offer guitar lessons in person and over Skype for beginners and intermediates. I have been playing guitar for 13 years, in which I am self taught. I will be teaching you a bit of everything from music theory, to picking styles, to alternative tunings, and much more! I will challenge you as well as give you the tools you need to begin writing your own songs. I can also help teach you songs of interest to you, which will further help your understanding of what it means to be a musician, and the importance of style and arrangement. I will give you specific homework to practice so that you can further your skills in between lessons, and we can work on anything that you need help with. My rate is $30 an hour, but if you sign up now I can give you a free 15 minute demonstration of what I will be going over in the lessons. Let me know if you would like to start taking guitar lessons with me! I look forward to helping you become the artist you’ve always wanted to be. Thanks everyone!

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Boulder, CO 80303
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

      I first assess where the student is at musically, and then I work with them on setting priorities on how to achieve their goals.  I give them worksheets to practice with, as well as backing tracks to keep tempo and help to develop their ears a bit more.  There are also finger and picking excercises I show them to help develop their dexterity.  

     Eventually, I start teaching the students songs that they are interested in learning to help keep their attention.  From there, I gradually introduce some music theory so that students can get a better grasp of what is happening musically and mathematically.  

       Over time, I fit in more and more complicated lessons and excercises to practice so that the student progresses gradually.  Once the student is at a point that I feel they are ready to start writing their own music, I challenge them to create a song that they are proud of.  

      From there, I keep things interesting and throw curve balls so to say, to see if the student is paying attention.  I start teaching them more intricate ways of playing the guitar and the student eventually starts to develop their own style of playing.  I encourage every student to practice a lot, but to also use their imagination in creating songs and playing music in general.  

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

    I graduated from the Masters Recording Institute (now known as Minneapolis Media Institute) in Edina, MN to be a sound engineer.  In that time I took music theory, guitar, voice, and ear training classes as well.  I have been a well-practiced musician for over 13 years, and I originally taught myself how to play the guitar.