I've been performing and teaching most of my life. I'm aware that not everyone learns the same way or at the same rate, so I've developed the ability to customize lesson plans for the individual to ensure they learn the right way the first time.
I enjoy sharing my passion for music with anyone who wants to learn.
Wayne's knowledge of the guitar is unsurpassed. His playing is beautiful and inspiring. Lessons are fun and productive and he always takes into account my personal goals.
He really cares!
Instruction is informative. Wayne is very patient with my son and will help explain things over and over, if necessary. Couldn't give 5 stars only because sometimes building isn't open yet in time for our morning lesson, so we have to walk around back to alley door. Not that huge a deal...as we can always text Wayne and he will let us in if need be.
I like to talk with a potential student and get a feel for their interests and personal goals if any. I like to find out what musical experience they've had in their lives, and then plan a course of action with them from there.
I began taking private lessons at the age of 12. In high school I played in jazz band for three years earning the musician of the year award twice, and a scolarship to Boise State University where I majored in music performance. I graduated fro Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California in 1991.
I have options for students based on the length of time and frequency of lessons. Adult students often have a difficult schedule because of work, where children need after school times. I try to be sensitive to these needs and as flexable as possible.
My mother was a very successful and well loved school teacher for over 30 years, it turned out to be in my blood. When I made the decision to be a professional musician, I needed a flexable secondary source of income to help support myself and private instruction was the solution.
I've worked with people of all ages. Currently my youngest student is 9, and the oldest is 74. I've tried helping people with learning and social disabilities. If there's a will, there's a way.
I invite students to call or text during the week with questions related to their current assignments. I recently had a teenage student text me giving thanks for my patience with them and how their previous teacher had very little patience for "slow learners". I don't believe there are any bad students, only bad teachers.
Ask questions! We've all had teachers in school we really enjoyed and learned from. This is your chance to pick your teacher for a change! Explore their personality and look for shared common ground. Don't agree to any long term contracts. Research any claims they make and consider asking for references to contact.
I would ask if they're patient, and if they enjoy what they do. Not all musicians make good teachers, and not all teachers are good musicians. Make a list of qualities you would like your instructor to have and form some questions based on it.