The approach I take with lessons is very practical, with a focus on teaching the student guitar technique as well as music theory. The theory instruction includes fundamentals of rhythm and harmony, reading and understanding music notation and song charts so that they can play written music and eventually be able to write. That is customized according to the student's needs and goals.
I always take time to help students get over their hurdles, paying attention to every subtle detail so that they can get better without cutting corners. I never rush through anything, but patiently guide the student through all the material. Most of the lesson material provided is written by me, and I encourage the student to suggest compositions he/she wants to learn. My goal is to guide the learning of the student toward mastery, and make the process fun and inspiring.
Music is basically a non-verbal language with a message behind it, and that's how I approach guitar playing. I'm telling a story- not just running through the alphabet of different scales and chord formulas. And like any good story, it should have a lasting impact on the listener and performer. I want my students to have meaningful, interesting, clearly presented stories that change lives.
I enjoy helping others learn and play the guitar, and watch them become real musicians.
My first time using Lessons and I’m impressed. Josh is wonderful! Very helpful and very patient. Thanks for all your help!
Very helpful and patient
Advanced theory in college.