Rob Russo Guitar Lessons

Rob Russo Guitar Lessons


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My teaching approach: I have 30 year successful track record of teaching as well as 35 years of professional recording and writing for major record labels & live performance touring with national acts in the rock and blues genres. I am patient, positive, energetic, analytical, thourough and punctual. I teach beginner to professional levels. My students range from first timers to famous rock stars. I work on the philosophy of quality not quantity. I stress mechanics fundamentals and practical & applicable theory based on the student's needs. My influences are: Definitely Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page and many guitar legends including many blues greats I've played with as well as current players.My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's homeGuitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: fairfield county, westchester county, Manhattan, NYCGuitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Recording and Production, Guidance In Equipment SelectionYour first guitar lesson with me might include the following: I will ask the student to rate themselves based on a "beginner, intermediate, advanced, or professional" guideline. For beginners I will move onto basic chord formation and scales, keeping it easy, fun and engaging. For intermediate and advanced I will choose an appropriate song/chord arrangement to play with me to give me a practical assessment, then move onto rhythm and lead skills and theory within their ability to facilitate rapid improvement and advancement. With pros we zero in on weaknesses (in theory, mechanics, writing etc.) and then get to work.A guitar lesson with me might entail the following: My typical lesson begins with a review of the skills and/or songs my student was to work on over the prior week. Then we move onto new skills, songs, etc. that fall into a sequential pattern of learning I have planned for the individual. This may fall into the realm of solo or rhythm theory. In any case I will illustrate how and what to practice next. The lesson ends with a written guide as to what to practice for the next week. I keep it as simple as possible to understand and set goals for the student.The qualities I look for in an ideal guitar student might include the following: Motivated, enthusiastic, willing to learn and trust my methods.

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