I have a BA in guitar performance; I am a full time musician! My career has always been Music. I can teach ALL styles as well as lmprovization, reading, and composition. Emphasis is on enjoyment, learning only music that appeals to the student! I am actively employed as a playing musician in the Denver area.
I especially enjoy helping people grow in their humanity. Music is such a deep part of who we are as the human species and to see students grow and mature musically is extremely rewarding to me as a teacher. The development of a work ethic is so critical toward becoming a well rounded person. To become a good musician, one has to put in the work. The reward, especially a good self image, is a natural part of the music learning curve. I thank God each day for the gift of music!!! I have a performance degree in guitar, a minor in jazz improvization. I have been teaching and playing in the Denver area for over forty years. I am a full time musician; playing and teaching.
You can tell he knows his stuff right when you sit down with him. Professional, polite, clean, nice neighborhood with a great setup on his porch. Really good guy.
Awesome teacher, Ray has a deep concern about getting the best I can be, but he makes it really fun. I have been with him for five years and am in a working band and having a blast. I came to him with zero knowledge of guitar.
I request a list of ten to fifteen student’s favorite tunes. Then I download the list from iTunes. A cd of the tunes is given to the student. I then transcribe the tune in either tablature or notation ! Each week we work on a new favorite song according to the students interest and practice time! All transcription is done according to the students performance level and enjoyment! It has been a fun and very effective system for all for over forty years! For the more serious, I have a series of seven method books I use to teach reading , theory, and composition.
I have a BA in guitar performance with a minor in jazz improv. I have played and taught guitar, bass and banjo in the Denver area for over forty years. I have played in all styles of bands: jazz,classical,blues, rock, country,pop, contemporary christian worship,folk, and bluegrass.
Tuition is based on $30.00 per one half hour lesson. All lessons are private one on one .
It was part of the guitar performance degree as an option. I've always been a good communicator, so it was an easy A.
Everone from age five to an eighty-five year old, From the recreational' just for fun' to the panic stricken "help me pass my upcoming Juries" college student.
J came to me a few years ago shy ,withdrawn, with a very low self image. No eye contact, one word responses etc. It has been a great source of pride to see him bloom into a happy well adjusted person and musician. His band is currently on tour this summer and really doing well on the concert circuit. His soloing is incredible and unique. He is still working on his guitar chops. Music and a great work ethic put his life on an upward trajectory. I am blessed to have been a part of it.
make sure your teacher has a degree in guitar performance and can teach you to read notation and not just tablature!!! Make sure that they have a musical career full time.
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