My teaching approach:
The programs of study are tailored to each individual student. I have taught students with just about every goal imaginable in music, from professional performing (Terry Balsamo from Evanescence and Cold, James McDonough former bassist for Megadeth), to further study in college or conservatory, to those just wanting to play for personal enjoyment. I have helped numerous students get in to the guitar programs at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts and LaVilla. I have studied music for 38 years now, and have performed 1000 gigs in many different styles.My influences are:
Everyone! From Andres Segovia , Joe Satriani, Yngwie Malmsteen, Eric Clapton, James Taylor, and the list is basically endless. Just about everybody you could imagine!My guitar lessons take place in:
The teacher's studioGuitar Techniques:
Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Slide Guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Recording and Production, Guidance In Equipment Selection, Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar.Your first guitar lesson with me might include the following:
In the introductory lesson I assess the student's level of achievement based on technical proficiency, improvisational ability, reading level (if applicable), and lay out a plan to help the student achieve their musical goals.A guitar lesson with me might entail the following:
Each lesson is uniquely tailored to the individual student, taking into consideration their unique goals and ability levels.The qualities I look for in an ideal guitar student might include the following:
Anyone who is interested in improving their playing!