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My teaching approach: My teaching style is guided by one philosophy. No one is untalented and everyone can learn. As a Master of Music student at the University of Denver, with 7 years teaching experience and over 13 years of practical experience on the guitar, I know the importance of technical freedom and inner poise in achieving one's potential. I offer a fun, enthusiastic, and encouraging learning environment predicated on achieving physical ease and personal growth as a musician at any age, level, or genre.
My influences are: John Williams, Julian Bream, Lorenzo Micheli, Andres Segovia, the Assad Duo, Solo Duo.
My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio
Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: I teach Monday - Saturday. I have availability most mornings and some days during the afternoon. Please call for more details.
Guitar Techniques: Fingerstyle, Performance, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises
Your first guitar lesson with me might include the following: If a student has had experience playing the guitar before I typically ask the student to play something to get a feel for their strengths and weaknesses and then introduce technical or musical ideas to help them accomplish a higher proficiency. If a student is a beginner, I will introduce the basics of posture and sitting position, the open string notes, and the basics of free stroke and rest stroke and basic rhythms.
A guitar lesson with me might entail the following: Guitar lessons are always tailored to the specific needs of each individual student and their specific goals. I will introduce note reading and will always strive to introduce new repertoire and exercises that will challenge but not overwhelm the student. We will explore various practice approaches and strategies that will help you unlock your inner potential and the joy of music!
The qualities I look for in an ideal guitar student might include the following: A student who wants to learn and is motivated to learn. I teach primarily Classical guitar. My ideal student is one who wishes to learn Classical guitar.
Classical Guitar, Guitar
Littleton, CO 80123
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I have received a Bachelor's and Master's of Music degree with an emphasis in guitar performance. I am also deep into the study of Alexander technique which is a practice in thought to help maximize efficiency in movement on and off the guitar.
Yes. For in studio lessons I charge $30 for a 30 minute lesson, $40 for 45, and $50 for a 60 minute lesson. I always offer 1 free trial lesson.