Mark Medeiros Guitar Lessons

Mark Medeiros Guitar Lessons


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My teaching approach:I have a Masters in Music Composition and Jazz Performance from URI. I help students build a strong foundation in music theory, technique, harmony, scales, arpeggios, in order to ensure success in no matter what musical genre they want to approach. My teaching method is built around giving each student a very strong knowledge of music so that they will have no weaknesses in their playing. Making sure they understand how music functions will lead to success throughout their musical endeavors. I am a very friendly, passionate, and understanding teacher that wants his to students to succeed.My influences are:My early influences were mostly classic to 90's rock bands. Now I primarily listen to jazz so the majority of my inspiration comes from jazz musicians.My guitar lessons take place in:The student's homeGuitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas:Students' homes in RI or Southeastern MassGuitar Techniques:Guidance In Equipment Selection, Song Writing, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Reading Music, Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerstyle, Performance, Jamming SkillsYour first guitar lesson with me might include the following:1 Show how to hold guitar and proper hand placement 2 Beginning technique exercises 3 C major 1 Octave Scale 4 Book Reading 5 Chord exercises and theory 6 Develop a practice schedule For young students 1. Holding guitar and proper hand placement 2. Finger workout 3 1 finger chords 4 Learn notes E F and G on first string 5 Teach them a simple song by ear Advanced Students: Theory, technique, Scales, Improvisation, 7th chords with inversionsA guitar lesson with me might entail the following:1 Begin with Technique Exercises 2 Scale and Chord Practice 3 Theory Knowledge 4.Music Reading 5.Work on music of the students choosing Lessons vary depending on students age and skill level. Very young students learn; 1. technique 2. simple chords 3. music reading 4. songs such as Happy Birthday and Yankee Doodle for familiarity purposes. Advanced Students; Follow first schedule and are continually pushed to full potential with new conceptsThe qualities I look for in an ideal guitar student might include the following:My ideal student is any student that is willing to learn. A student who comes to the lesson prepared and ready to improve is great. I understand students busy lives and sometimes it is hard to find practice time. However, as long as the student comes to lesson with a positive attitude and a desire to learn I will be extremely staisfied

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Adamsville, RI 02801
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