My teaching approach: Classical Guitar Technique, Music Theory and Reading Standard Music Notation Beginning or experienced, private lessons with a professional will accelerate your development and deepen understanding of the music you play. A structured and balanced program of technique and music theory builds a firm foundation. Develop effective practice habits, overcoming technical limitations. My influences are: Andres Segovia, John Williams, Julian Bream, Glenn Gould, Johann Sebastian Bach, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Antonio Lauro, John Dowland, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Thelonius Monk, John Fahey My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: Monday - Friday: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm Saturday - 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Guitar Techniques: Fingerstyle, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises Your first guitar lesson with me might include the following: Assess current levels, previous experience, reading skills and quality of guitar. Inquire about musical goals. Assign appropriate exercises for each/both hands and, if applicable, begin learning to read standard music notation and perhaps a new piece of music. A guitar lesson with me might entail the following: Initial warm up with assigned technical exercises. Discussion of repertoire piece(s) with to ways to overcome difficult passages and suggestions for interpretation and performance. Read some duets. The qualities I look for in an ideal guitar student might include the following: Someone who loves guitar music, has an open mind and devotes time to quality practice.
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Learning to play a musical instrument includes a combination of skills. Hearing and understanding the music involves interpreting the melody, rhythm and harmon; plus developing exercises to use and synchronize both hands. I incorporate both technique and interesting musical selections.
My college degree is in guitar performance. For 35 years I have been working as a performer and teacher, professionally and in school systems.
Pricing is $50 per hour, $35 per half hour.
Teaching grew from a need to make a living, to a passion and joy seeing people grow in ability and understanding of music and emotional expression.
Age range of students spans 6 years to 80 years of age. Most want to learn to read music and play chords. Some are beginners, others have 20+ years playing guitar.
Recently my students performed in recital at the Stratford Public Library for a full house. The audience enjoyed it immensely and my students all enjoyed a good musical experience.
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