My teaching approach: Each student has their own way of learning. My experience as a teacher and player helps me determine the best way for each student to learn, resulting in the most progress in the least amount of time. I blend many methods to custom fit the needs and desires of each student. Students leave each lesson with a set of exercises to practice until the next lesson -- the amount of time the student dedicates at home is directly related to their progress. My influences are: Eric Clapton, Alex Lifeson, Jack Johnson, Tony Iommi, Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Joe Satriani, Trey Anastasio, Don Felder, David Gilmour. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: I am available to teach 7 days a week, although I do take days off to volunteer with Guitars Not Guns. I also perform at local venues like 9:30 Club and The Historic Howard Theatre, but it is very easy to schedule using the online calendar on my website. Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Slide Guitar, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Guidance In Equipment Selection Your first guitar lesson with me might include the following: I ask questions about goals, styles of influence, and I have students begin to play the guitar. I use forensic tracking methods to learn about how the individual student is able to understand what is being taught so that I can best create the home practice routine. I watch for 5 key elements of a student's comfort with the guitar. Based on my observations, questions and response to the information we cover, I can tell how a student understands the content and how to move forward in future lessons. A guitar lesson with me might entail the following: I work with each student based on there current knowledge. Whether an absolute beginner or a professional player looking to learn new approaches. I assess form and create a home practice routine for each student based on his/her goals. The qualities I look for in an ideal guitar student might include the following: My ideal student is willing to practice a few times a week and stays focused on their homework, with consistent lessons as best suits their own schedule. A good sense of humor and an open mind to accept that learning guitar is a wonderful journey that has many benefits including health-promotion, stress reduction, and relaxation. It's something that will last a lifetime and the investment is worth more than the money. I appreciate students who realize this and allow themselves to enjoy the challenge and smile during lessons.
I have taken online live lessons on guitar from Gregory Hammond and love it. He is a great teacher plus he is COOL! Many teachers would have started me out slow with playing sheets of music with one or two notes at a time - not Greggory Hammond. He quickly taught me two chords, and I was off to the races playing Horse with No Name. How cool is that! Playing REAL music right away! LOVE IT!