My teaching approach:
I am a guitar teacher that knows 2 things: How to play guitar and How to teach. A guitar teacher must understand how to teach. My goal in lessons is to take you on your journey to achieve YOUR musical goals not to show you my skills. I teach in your home or through skype. I am a trained musician and have played guitar for 30+ years and studied String Bass at the University of Miami. I limit my students to those who are serious about learning and practicing thus I have a limited schedule. Most flexibility in schedule reserved for Skype lessons. Thank You, Steve My influences are:
Stevie Ray Vaughan; Rush; Sting; The Who; Red Hot Chili Peppers; see my website Boyntonguitar DOT comMy guitar lessons take place in:
The student's homeGuitar Techniques:
Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerstyle, Vocal Accompaniment, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Guidance In Equipment Selection.Your first guitar lesson with me might include the following:
I evaluate a student by talking through previous musical experience and future goals; discuss equipment needs (if there are any); we discuss interests (bands/styles); we then do an analysis/evaluation on playing ability (or inability); we attempt to map out a plan on how to achieve goals/skills we determined are needed.A guitar lesson with me might entail the following:
Typical Guitar Lesson: I arrive, we tune up. I ask you to perform what you have practiced. If you haven't practiced then you will do 80 push ups (just joking). If you have not practiced then we will practice for 30 minutes together and then I will assign a new task/skill. If you have practiced then we will build on what you have succeeded with and correct what is necessary. Remember practiced DOES NOT make perfect...it makes permenant so we'll work on how you'll practice your assignments!The qualities I look for in an ideal guitar student might include the following:
An ideal student is one who knows what he wants to achieve and most likely has a guitarist that he/she admires and wants to emulate. Student practices and asks questions.