I aim not only to teach technical skills and theory, but to set up students to be self-directed learners to continue their education outside of lessons. I believe in individualized lesson plans that best suit the students learning style.
I have been playing guitar (acousitc, classical, electric) for 12 years. Additionally I have been studying DJing and Music Production for 6 years.
I have been tutoring academically for 8 years, teaching guitar for 6 years, and teaching DJing and Music Production for 2 years.
I enjoy helping others to develop their knowledge and skills to further their love of music.
I went into lessons with Alex knowing the basics of guitar already. From there, he quickly built on my knowledge with intermediate and advanced techniques, challenging me to fine-tune my ears and grow my reach. He also guided me in picking up the classical guitar, for which I've always wanted to develop skills. Finally, he introduced me to the digital audio workstation (DAW) so that I can record and master my own work and toward this proficiency, we also worked on composition. The results of my training with Alex are that my knowledge base gained essential structure, my creative approach became more versatile, and I've grown an impressive portfolio of studio-quality recordings. My playing now carries the audible distinction of a trained musician, and I find myself out gigging quite often. Alex is both patient and thoughtful in his mentoring, and he's a world-class professional. I highly recommend him for advancing your musical capabilities, whether you're well-rehearsed or just starting out.
I have always wanted to get into Guitar. With the current crisis, I decided to give some online sessions a try. He did not disappoint. He eased me into playing by first practicing finger strengthening, basic notes, chord progressions etc. As the lessons continued, he began to slowly introduce new additions like palm mutes and song structure. I honestly could not recommend this enough. Not only did it keep my mind on something new during these rough times, but I was able to build my musical base from an upstanding instructor!
The first lesson will be to gauge the skill and knowledge of the student. After finding out where a good starting point is for technique, we'll talk about what the student wants to get out of guitar lessons and what types of music they're excited to learn.
In addition to the years of guitar lessons and music theory classes I have taken, I have been trained in the creation and teaching of lesson plans for technical skills and computer software.
My very first student was my younger cousin about 8 years ago. His parents didn't want to pay for lessons unless he was serious about it. We worked together on some techniques and a song he and his dad loved to show off his passion for music.
I have primarily worked with students between the ages of 14 to 24, from absolute beginners to intermediate level players.
A student I have been working with for the past 2 years was so excited about his progress that his brother got excited too, and recently began lessons with me as well!
Different students have different learning styles, just because a music teacher is good for one person may not mean they fit your needs. It's important to talk to potential teachers and make sure that their style is right for you!
Think about what you hope to accomplish by going to lessons. Think about what you are proud of and what you need some help improving on. Most importantly, think about what genres of music you love and want to focus on, after all, enjoying your instrument is essential!