My teaching approach:
My approach is really a very simple one. I start out the first lesson with the in person introduction, ask what your personal goals are, then explain what it is going to take to even come close to achieving it, after that we move into laying the groundwork with the actual lessons. I have been teaching for 16 years. I strive to always use the best gear possible. I have 2 steal string acoustic guitars, 1 nylon string guitar and 2 electric guitars at present. I also have 2 brand new Peavey 6505 Plus 112 combo amps as well as Morley and Boss guitar effects pedals.My influences are:
Randy Rhoads, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Croce, Andres Segovia, Gary Moore, Buddy Guy, etc. There are many artists from various genres that have been an influence on me.My guitar lessons take place in:
The teacher's studio or the student's homeGuitar Techniques:
Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Slide Guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Guidance In Equipment Selection.Your first guitar lesson with me might include the following:
I can usually get a pretty decent idea of someone's skill level within the first 5 to 10 minute of speaking with them or hearing and seeing them play. As for what is taught, I may or may not start out with arpeggios of chords, it really depends. Because arpeggios, chords and scales do exist in music, I include them as part of the overall lesson structure.A guitar lesson with me might entail the following:
I am generally one for breaking the Ice so to speak, so that the student will feel comfortable. Then I will ease them into using proper hand positioning, then an arpeggio or chord exercises if appropriate.The qualities I look for in an ideal guitar student might include the following:
I guess my ideal student would be one who is excited about music, comes to all lessons with an open mind and a real willingness to learn.