My teaching approach:
Learning to play guitar is one of life's greatest experiences. Teaching students to play and building on their musical knowledge is a great motivator for me. It's also important to establish a rapport and let students pace themselves while setting realistic learning goals. I've been teaching guitar and bass throughout South Florida for over 20+ years and have played professionally as a studio musician, band member and performer. My influences are:
I have a broad range of influences from classic rock to jazz to folk artists--such as The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Michael Hedges and many more.Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours:
I have flexible hours and teach weekdays, evenings and weekend days.Guitar Techniques:
Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Slide Guitar, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Recording and Production, Guidance In Equipment Selection.Your first guitar lesson with me might include the following:
The student and I start our initial lesson by discussing his/her experience playing any instrument. We also discuss books he/she has used to learn music in the past and discuss the music he/she likes and would want to learn how to play.A guitar lesson with me might entail the following:
Guitar lessons should be fun, engaging and focused. No two students are alike and everyone brings their own set of skills to the lessons. I try to find out what the student's needs are and work from there.The qualities I look for in an ideal guitar student might include the following:
An ideal student should love music and enjoy learning.