My teaching approach:
Hello student of music! I have been instructing guitar/bass in the Orlando/Central Florida area since 1996. All students are treated as individuals. Everyone learns at their own pace and level. Chord vocabulary, soloing; reading, learning, writing and creating songs, basic theory, practicing techniques, exercises. It is my job to help each student reach his or her goals in music. I am a private instructor. All lessons will be done in your home (or preferred place of practice), for your convenience and comfort. Thank-you for reading and I hope to hear from you soon.My influences are:
Everything from ABBA to ZZ Top. I have been a guitarist since the mid-1970's. There are far too many influences to list here. Just about every form of classic rock, pop, jazz, blues and country.My guitar lessons take place in:
The student's home.Guitar Techniques:
Guidance In Equipment Selection, Recording and Production, Song Writing, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Reading Music, Jamming Skills, Performance, Vocal Accompaniment, Fingerstyle, Open tuning, Rhythm guitar, Lead guitar.Your first guitar lesson with me might include the following:
The first lesson is a sort of "orientation". Getting to know the student, his/her goals for the lessons, what they can play or have learned so far. The following lessons can take several directions. Usually, a student is given chords to practice along with strumming techniques, then finger stretching exercises, and very basic theory to start. By the 3rd & 4th lessons, the student usually sees the fruition of his/her practice.A guitar lesson with me might entail the following:
Most lessons are one hour. The first part of the session is a review of the lesson the student was given to practice, followed by question.answers about the lesson. Depending how much time is taken in the lesson, something new is introduced to the lesson as a sort of application to the review. By the end of the lesson, the student and I have a 10-15 minute jam session. It's always best to leave the lesson with smiles on their faces.The qualities I look for in an ideal guitar student might include the following:
The ideal student practices his/her guitar as much as possible. I push creativity in my lessons. I challenge all of my students to come up with new ideas for songs. An ideal student practices because he/she wants to truly learn the art of music, and commit the time and honest effort. Excuses are for the student, not me. The difference between playing and practicing your guitar: Playing is what you know, practicing is what you don't know.