I remember how frustrating it can be when you are trying to learn and having someone who has been there and shows patience and understanding to me goes along way. I have been a performing singer - guitarist for 37 years so I can bring a lot to the table for anyone who truly wants to learn.
I taught in Nashville, Tennessee for 6 years.
Seeing a student succeed no matter what their goals might be is a huge reward for both teacher and student.
That smile that comes out when you realize you can do this - it's the best reward you can receive.
I liked the approach Kevin took to my goals. It made perfect sense and I progressed quickly.
I assess the students current level of ability and develop a plan to maximize the learning process and make it as pleasant as possible.
I have had musical theory schooling but mostly self taught and ear training which to me is the best approach as you can't replicate or advance quiclky when you can't hear the musical notes being played.
Standard pricing using ranges between 25-30 per hr lesson
I started in Nashville,TN about 16 years ago as there were many students wanting to learn being it is one of the most popular areas for music.
All types - both male and female - young and adults - for guitar,voice,bass and recording with Digital Audio Workstations.
I have an 8 year old boy who just started guitar lessons with me and we are both very excited about it as he is a quick learner and the 1st song he wants to learn is the theme from Angry Birds lol ! He has introduced me to some current music I would have never heard in my current travels so it's a learning experience for us both.
There needs to be patience for both the teacher and student as everyone progresses at a different rate - research their experience and abilities before hiring.
The biggest question is why do you want to learn ? To be a professional performer, teacher or for your own enjoyment. The approach is the same but if you want to be a professional performer having a teacher that has plenty of experience at it can be a wealth of helpful information of what pitfalls to avoid as you meet with others in the business.