I love to take students from beginner to intermediate to an advanced player. I've helped tons of students learn to play their favorite songs, play in bands, write songs and more.
I use data tracking to track students progress, have students play to backing tracks that I give them instead of going home and playing to air, record students and coach them step by step, also do a video summary at the end of the lesson so they can see exactly what and how to practice.
My students have told me time and again how they walk in the lesson playing one way and walk out a better player. My influences are:
Eric Clapton. Jimmy Page, Gary Moore, Robben Ford, Joe Perry, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Brent MasonMy guitar lessons take place in:
The teacher's studioGuitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours:
Monday through Friday. 10-6 Sat 830-130Guitar Techniques:
Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Slide Guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Recording and Production, Guidance In Equipment SelectionYour first guitar lesson with me might include the following:
I ask them to play some open chords and strum. If they can fingerpick, show me some of that. Will check if they know Barre chords, Blues shuffle and any scales. I'll give a game plan of where they can expect to be in the next 90 days and how we'll get there.A guitar lesson with me might entail the following:
It depends on the level of the student. I always check and make they understood what we did in the last and check if it's working for them and if needed give any tips on how to make it better. I like to present the mental concept behind what it is we are going to be doing and then walk them through how to perform it from a physical standpoint. Next is practical application. Where and why do I use this idea to actually make music. And certainly spend some time practicing how to practice. I also recommend doing a video summary of the lesson at the end so they can look and see how I'm playing it.The qualities I look for in an ideal guitar student might include the following:
A student that has a desire to learn how the instrument really works to play music that is fun and full of emotion and will put in a little bit of time consistently to improve. I've been playing and performing in many different types of musical situations over 35 years and have a tremendous amount of tips and tricks to help every student achieve their musical goals.