I AM CURRENTLY ONLY TEACHING ONLINE.
My lessons can range from beginner/easy, basic chords to advanced/shred technique. My influences are: Eddie Van Halen, Yngwie Malmsteen, Jimi Hendrix, Steve Vai, Jimmy Page, and many others. My 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: Every student is at a different level but there some foundation points that I like to cover, basic chord theory and ear training. I like to get an idea of what level the student is at to begin. A guitar lesson with me might entail the following: I have been a student as well as a teacher. I know how to instruct based on my hard earned experiences as a student; I have applied many hours to my technique, I know what works. The qualities I look for in an ideal guitar student might include the following: Motivated by a real love of music and has a passion for the guitar.
My teaching approach: I'm always looking for motivated students of any level who are serious about improving their skills. I enjoy teaching beginners. I teach technique and music theory on acoustic/classical and/or electric guitar.
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Chris is a great teacher. He is very down to earth with a great positive attitude. I never feel rushed or pressured if I don't understand or "get something " right away. I'm starting at zero beginner level, he is very patient with his teaching. He is teaching music theory as well as the correct technique. I like how he uses positive re enforcement. It's been nothing but a pleasure working with Chris. I would highly recommend him to anyone trying to learn to play the guitar " the right way"!
Chris is great to work with. He's friendly and takes a step by step approach to help you learn how to play the guitar but also teaches you about music theory and the best practices. Absolutely love taking classes with him!
Chris is awesome! Great communication, showed up on time, had a really great lesson. Looking forward to regular lessons in the future - even though I've been playing over 25 years, I already got so much out of the first lesson, my playing has taken a leap. Excited about what we're going to do next time.
I AM CURRENTLY ONLY TEACHING ONLINE
My students improve quickly because of the effective foundation I provide in my lessons. I teach musicianship along with technique. Each student is unique and I provide them with practical insight they wouldn't gain from instructional videos, or most teachers. I teach from my guitar, not a "method" book. I've applied many hours to my technique so I know what works and how to make lasting progress happen. That path is always relative to the work that the student puts into their practicing, along with their natural talent. A motivated student will improve quickly when provided with the most expedient way to get better with practice. My new students usually have an idea of their goals and I listen to what they are looking to accomplish and together we create an effective practice routine that will get them to that level. A student that has the drive to play is something I can relate to because that was me when I got serious about the guitar as a teenager. And it's no different now, I enjoy watching my students improve!
In addition to over three decades of playing and teaching experience, I'm currently maintaining a very full teaching schedule while attending UCF - with over 200 credit hours - and finishing my Music B.A. degree and English B.A. in Creative Writing.
I teach a half-hour plus lesson and my rate is a set $25 per weekly lesson, in advance. I currently have some availability and my schedule is usually somewhat flexible, I bring my guitar and can travel to you. (Distance beyond approx. 10 miles may increase cost by $5 to $10.)
Whether you want to learn more scales and modes, basic or advanced chord theory, finger-tapping or, as an advanced player, increase your vibrato feel, string bending, or increase your knowledge of theory, my lessons focus on YOU. My goal is to help you reach YOUR goals. I strive to teach very effective practice habits while watching my students improve their guitar skills and achieve their goals. So, if you are obsessed with guitar and already have the desire to practice every day, contact me, tell me about yourself and your goals.
My background is in Rock, Blues, Metal and Classical along with a thorough background in music theory and string technique. I teach beginners - beginners are great! - intermediate and advanced guitarists. I have been playing for over 40 years and have had a variety of excellent teachers. I also have a solid foundation in Music Theory / Composition, which also builds better technique and strong Improvisation Skills. If this sounds good to you then feel free to get in touch so that we can begin.