I have been teaching private lessons to students of all ages(though primarily kids and teens) for the past 7 years. I have been working profesionally as a guitarist for the last 10 years in many different groups performing a very wide range of musical styles! I am passionate about making music and empowering my students to express themselves through music!
My goal as a teacher is not only to help my students learn the kind of music in which they have interest, but to teach them the way music theory is structured and give them the ability to improvise, learn music by ear, or even write their own songs!
I can come to you for in-home lessons or you can come to my home studio in West Roxbury!
Grant is an excellent teacher. He's very laid-back and friendly, but he is also extremely knowledgeable and helpful. He taught me for 2-3 years, and I still remember the things he taught me and the musical advice he gave me. He even helped me learn some of my favorite songs (which I can still play!). A hundred times over would I recommend Grant as a guitar teacher.
Grant is a fantastic musician. He is extremely knowledgeable when it comes to technique and music theory. This is the baseline for what makes him a good teacher - but what makes him an outstanding teacher is his ability to transfer that knowledge to the student. His patient and direct manner make material accessible. He personalizes lessons, combining student goals and musical interests with tiered learning objectives. Learning from him was super educational, but it was also really empowering and fun. Hands down the best guitar teacher I’ve ever had.
If the student is a beginner, my main goal is to help them get over the initial hump of learning to hold down the frets and learn how the rhythm of strumming. I also like to find out what inspired them to learn guitar and what kind of music they enjoy.
for someone who already has a bit of experience, I want to assess their skill level then give them exercises and songs to practice that will stretch their abilities. I also like to try and expose them music and guitarists that will inspire them!
My first teaching experience was in high school. I was contacted by some parents who knew that i played guitar and asked my to teach their kids. Since then, I have worked at a guitar lessons studio, taught in home lessons, and taught in my private studio.
Most of my experience is with younger kids age 7-14. But I have worked with adult studends as well.
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