Will teach in your home, in my studio, or by Skype
Many years playing and teaching experience
Personalized teaching approach
Patient, helpful teacher
I feel an obligation to share my guitar and music knowledge, as well as life experience, with my students.
I was one of Phil's first students. At the time he started teaching me, I didn't even know how to play bar chords. He was not only the inspiration that motivated me highly, he certainly put me on the right path to follow my dream to become a successful guitar player. He was more than willing to help me with my teenage desire to play rock and roll, but much more importantly, he set me on a path that went way beyond that. I took lessons from him for over 3 years. During that time he not only helped me learn how to actually play, but helped me expand far beyond my goals of learning my favorite Doobie Brothers songs. He introduced me to some basic jazz concepts, that have significantly helped me develop to this day. He expanded my musical vocabulary with new scales and chords. He had patience when I needed it, and yet still "pushed" me into new directions that I would not have been able to accomplish on my own. I could go on and on, but I will conclude by saying that with Phil's guidance, I have been a professional guitarist for the last 40 years. It has been quite a ride. I sincerely rate my time with Phil as an outstanding 5 star experience.
First there is an interview to assess level, beginner , intermediate, or advanced.
A program of study will be designed according to each individual.
I began teaching guitar in 1973. At one point I had over 40 students per week. I myself have studied with some of America's top musicians and instructors.
Come to you: $50 per one hr lesson
Skype: $35 per 45 min. lesson
My studio: $40 per one hr lesson
Payment by cash, check, Paypal, Venmo, and credit cards
I was asked to teach by people who heard me playing in my bands
Beginning thru advanced
Rock, blues, jazz, some basic classical
Look for value. Teaching and playing experience. Location, methods of teaching ( live or online).
Ask yourself what your goals are. Do you want to be able to play a few chords to accompany yourself singing, or are you interested in play leads? Do you want to be able to play in a band? Rock? Jazz? Blues? Classical? Are you interested in sight reading?