I feel that learning by the book is the best way for any beginner to learn the their instrument faster and to be less confusing.
Without the basic building blocks of grasping any instrument will eventually decrease that desire and drive to want to continue further.
when I first started, I was driven to learn my favorite songs from my favorite artists. So my instructor kept telling me that each lesson was one step closer to being able to play those song with ease and confidence.
Having a good understanding of what that students aspirations are, will inspire me to inspire them to aquire all wonderful knowledge of music they need.
Being able to share my gift with those who are passionate and driven and who want to absorb as much knowledge that they can from my methods.
He was very patient with my son.
Getting the student acquainted with all the elements of the instrument and tools that go along with honing in on their craft.
And letting them know the process that we'll take to help them achieve their goals.
Holyoke Comm. college music degree guitar / voice
Berkeley college of music: music engineering, music production / composition / piano / studio production
USC: jazz guitar / guitar soloing / performance / composition / ear training
Zing Recording studio: studio musician 4 years.
performer with multiple genres of musical groups 20 years
Singer / songwriter: solo performer
$25 for a one hour guitar lesson + $5 for traveling costs.
$35 for a one hour voice lesson + $5 for traveling costs
Inspired by my first music instructor who encouraged me to share my passion, I started giving lessons to anyone who wanted a lesson just by word of mouth.
I've worked with many different students from 4 to 78.
Many students who like Folk, Pop, R&B, Rock, country, reggae, hip hop, etc.
Learning an instrument is kind of like learning a new language. It take a lot of patients and dedication. But if you find that right person who will make it fun and exciting, you'll loose site of all the complex stuff and be inspired to keep going.
Do I have the right guitar that will benifit myself through the learning process?
Will learning by the book be the best way to get started?