Dead Brain Studios
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
Brand new students, we start with the fundamentals and I figure out what kind of music they are into. From there, I create lessons based off melodies of popular songs that they know to build interest!
Then we work our way up from there!
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I went to the school of real life experience. I was in a performing act (band) for 7 years touring around the South East playing shows. I have been a songwriter and producer for 10 years.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
How did you get started teaching?
I felt like I have a bunch of knowledge and perspective that can better another generation of musicians and how selfish of me would it be to hoard all of that information??
What types of students have you worked with?
I have worked with first time learners, intermediate players to proficient musicians. Everyone can learn something new from a new perspective!
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
I started work on the development of my music software. You can come to check out the journey live on stream!
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
What can the teacher play? Can they themselves be coach able? Are you teaching straight from a book? Are the lessons open to visitors?
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
As a guitar teacher, there are a few questions that I would recommend students think through before talking to me about their needs. These questions will help ensure that we can have a productive conversation and that I can best understand their goals and preferences. Here are some key questions to consider:
What are my goals for guitar lessons? It's essential to have a clear idea of what you want to achieve with guitar lessons before you talk to a teacher. This will help the teacher understand what kind of instruction will best suit your needs.
What is my current skill level? It's also important to be honest about your current skill level. This will help the teacher assess where you're at and plan lessons that are appropriate for your skill level.
What style of music do I want to learn? Whether you're interested in rock, blues, jazz, or classical guitar, it's helpful to let the teacher know what style of music you're interested in. This will help them tailor their instruction to your specific interests.
What challenges am I currently facing with my playing? If you're struggling with a specific aspect of guitar playing, like fingerpicking or playing barre chords, it's helpful to let the teacher know. They can then focus on helping you overcome these challenges during lessons.
What is my preferred learning style? Some students prefer to learn through visual aids, while others may prefer a more hands-on approach. It's helpful to let the teacher know what your preferred learning style is so they can tailor their instruction to your needs.
By thinking through these questions, students can have a more productive conversation with their guitar teacher and get the most out of their lessons. As a guitar teacher, I always appreciate when students come to me with a clear idea of what they want to achieve and how I can help them get there.