My teaching approach:
I have a university degree in music, and I tailor my lessons to each individual student. I use music theory and "guided practice" as teaching tools to help students reach their goals as quickly and efficiently as possible.My influences are:
Joe Satriani, Stevie Ray Vaughan, David Gilmour, Gustav Mahler, Benny Goodman, and many others.My guitar lessons take place in:
The teacher's studio or the student's homeGuitar Techniques:
Guidance In Equipment Selection, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Rhythm guitar, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Lead guitarYour first guitar lesson with me might include the following:
In a relaxed atmosphere, I allow the student simply to play, as well as to discuss his or her goals. I ask questions about the sudent's musical background and training, and together we formulate a strategy for lessons moving forward.A guitar lesson with me might entail the following:
Consistent with my own formal training, I lesson plan for each session. Lessons are spent learning new material and perfecting additional material. I make sure a student leaves a lesson a better musician than when he or she started!The qualities I look for in an ideal guitar student might include the following:
The ideal student is one who asks questions! Also, a student should practice consistently, and have a clear idea of what he or she wishes to accomplish.