Acoustic Guitar And Ukulele Lessons
- 17+ years experience
- I am friendly, patient, organized and knowledgeable. I tailor my lessons to meet my students current level, and I challenge my students to reach the next level of their playing *see my reviews on lessons.com and my website - www.happystrumming.org :)
I have had the opportunity to play a variety of instruments - ukulele, acoustic guitar, electric bass guitar, mountain dulcimer, mandolin and tin whistle.
Currently I play in duet groups with a fiddle players. In that group I play guitar, mountain dulcimer, mandolin, and/or tin whistle along with the cajon drum and tambourine. I also play electric bass and ukulele in a ukulele band.
I've played with various groups - church bands, a traveling band that played at healthcare facilities and retirement communities.
As a teacher and musician, I enjoy helping people learn and/or grow in their guitar and/or ukulele playing!!
I enjoy seeing the excitement on a student’s face when they’ve been able to successfully implement a particular skill and play their favorite songs!
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I will teach you the skills you’ll need to play your favorite songs. I’ll teach you chords that will enable you the play tons of songs, as well as music notation. I’ll teach you how to efficiently switch between chords. I’ll teach you various strum patterns and rhythms. You’ll learn all these techniques while playing the songs you want to play!
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am a certified teacher with over 15 years experience playing instruments and playing in bands.
I love to help people learn and grow their musical skills.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
$15 for 1/2 hour
$30 for 1 hour
How did you get started teaching?
I have always enjoyed learning about and playing music, and as a school teacher I have always enjoyed teaching people. The combination of my two loves is a perfect combination for teaching ukulele and acoustic guitar :)
What types of students have you worked with?
I teach students of all ages - children to seniors and everyone in between. I teach students who are brand new to playing guitar or ukulele, as well as, students who have been playing awhile and want to take their playing to the next level.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
I would look for a teacher who is passionate about learning music, playing instruments, and enjoys teaching. I would also look for a person who will challenge you to grow in your knowledge of your instrument. But most of all a teacher who makes learning fun!!
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
What songs would I like to learn to play?
Why do I want to learn to play an instrument?
Am I willing to practice my instrument? With any new skill practice is an essential component to experience growth in your skills.