Johnna Jeong Guitar Lessons

Johnna Jeong Guitar Lessons

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My teaching approach: It is my goal as a music educator to nurture the talents of aspiring musicians of the next generation or simply share the joy of music with the novice player. My influences are: Too many to list. I enjoy listening to and playing a lot of different music.My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's homeGuitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: Mainly I teach Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat, sometimes on other days if a student has a performance or audition and needs extra time.Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerstyle, Vocal Accompaniment, Improvisation, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song WritingYour first guitar lesson with me might include the following: During a first lesson I assess the current level and ability of a student and develop a curriculum that is catered to meet the musical needs and interests of each person. You’ll learn how to develop technique, expand your knowledge in music theory, ear training, learn songs that are attainable for your current level, and develop an at home practice strategies to help you get to your musical goals with ease.A guitar lesson with me might entail the following: Each lesson is geared towards the individual needs of the student. I have successfully prepared students for performances, competitions, college auditions, and assisted in the creation of CD's. My students have performed in various recitals, musicals, ensembles (both children & adult ensembles), received merit achievements in Royal School of Music testing, many college admission successes, as well as building the skills of a novice player.The qualities I look for in an ideal guitar student might include the following: My idea student is one that is excited to learn more about the guitar and puts in an honest effort to do so regardless of experience or skill level. Enthusiasm is everything.

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Atlanta, GA 30308
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

A wide range of guitar students have crossed my path over the years. Anywhere from the novice player, beginner music enthusiast, to the professional seeking new ideas. Ages have ranged from 5 to 85.  Yes! It’s never too late to learn something new! I do teach younger children on the condition that a parent or adult is periodically in the lesson.  As far as intermediate and advanced, I have successfully prepared students for performances, competitions, college auditions, and assisted in the creation of songwriters CD's. Many of my students have performed in various recitals, musicals, ensembles (both children and adult ensembles), received merit achievements in Royal School of Music testing, and many college admission successes. 

A first lesson (and the email(s) and phone converstation prior) is me accessing the students current level and aspirations in order to help carve out a path to lead to that person's goal. A person trying to learn to read and play classical will have a different path than the student that wants to play poplular music they can sing along with. Either way, starting with the rudiments (scales & exercises) are essential in developing hand strength and dexterity in order to play the songs we all asipire to perform.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

*BA Music (guitar/mus ed) VCU Richmond, VA

*MM Music (guitar performance) ECU Greenville, NC

*15 plus years teaching experience in both private and class settings

*recording artist and studio musician

*active performer throughout the Southeastern United States as a soloist and in bands (weddings, private parties & events, musicals, churches, Universities)

*worldwide distributed magazine articles reviews

*radio aiplay in three countries

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Pricing pends on if the student is traveling to me, or

me to them. In my buckhead studio: $120 a month for 4 half hour lessons ($60 an hour). Me traveling to your home is a little bit more. Me traveling to you is $80 an hour.

How did you get started teaching?

Wow, flashback time. My first students were the neighbors kids when I was in high school. I didn't charge them anything, it was fun for me.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Unfortunately being in and around Atlanta we have to consider traffic and travel time first and foremost, so distance plays a big role. Having a clear idea of what you are trying to learn is helpful. Example, not all teachers teach complete beginners...or if you're advanced at jazz looking to explore new ideas, find a masterfull jazz instructor. Not all teachers play jazz.

Informing your future teacher of all any musical background is helpful. Even if you played piano for one year when you were 8 years old. Also, what music do you like? what are you listening to? what has pulls you to the guitar?

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