My teaching approach:
Each lesson is catered specifically for each student. I burn a cd of every lesson so you can hear the practice speed, your goal speed and then, how I would play it. The cd also allows for motif development (soloing). I record 2 minutes of relative chords to solo over using particular scales. I am also on call 24 hours a day with any questions that you may have. Let me help you love the guitar.My influences are:
I have too many influences such as.... George Benson, Wes Montgomery, Charlie Hunter, Paco De Lucia, Jesse Cook, Oz Noy, Ernie Isley, Jimi Hendrix, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Williams, Charlie Christian, Grant Green, Kenny Burrell, Django Reinhardt, etc...My guitar lessons take place in:
The teacher's studioGuitar Techniques:
Guidance In Equipment Selection, Recording and Production, Song Writing, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Reading Music, Jamming Skills, Improvisation, Performance, Vocal Accompaniment, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Lead guitar, Rhythm guitarYour first guitar lesson with me might include the following:
An introductory lesson would entail saying and then playing every chord that you know. That always gives me an exact answer to the question, "Where is this person in their quest for guitar knowledge?".A guitar lesson with me might entail the following:
We discuss new chord voicings and shapes. Then, apply them to an actual progression and play them in several different styles. After the shapes have been digested, we will study the how we can solo/improvise within the chord shape and what is just outside of the shape to express yourself musically.The qualities I look for in an ideal guitar student might include the following:
Someone who can be dedicated to practicing at least 1 hour per day and have the material learned.