My teaching approach:I do my best to pass along the knowledge of my years of experience. This saves my students a tremendous amount of time by avoiding the pitfalls and mistakes that I had to learn by trial and error. Every student learns at his or her own pace. I am very patient and friendly and try to adjust my teaching style to what the student needs. Students are encouraged to be literate, well rounded musicians who excel at the style of music they choose to study.My influences are:
Huge list too long for this space. Here are some highlights: Classical - Julian Bream Jazz - Grant Green Rock - Jimmy Page Blues - Duke Robillard Country - Danny GattonMy guitar lessons take place in:
The teacher's studioGuitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas:
Clemente Studios in Worcester, Ma Robinson Music in Westborough, Ma Apple Tree Arts in Grafton, MAGuitar Techniques:
Recording and Production, Guidance In Equipment Selection, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Reading Music, Jamming Skills, Performance, Slide Guitar, Fingerstyle, Rhythm guitar, Lead guitarYour first guitar lesson with me might include the following:
In the first lesson I found out about the student's history with music. Most importantly how long they have been playing or any other instruments they may have played. Then we talk about the things the student wishes to play or learn and take it from there.A guitar lesson with me might entail the following:
A typical guitar lesson begins by checking our tuning then moving on to playing of our assignments for the week. Then I critique your performance and offer advice to help you improve. Then we work on new topics for the following week. The shape of lessons is really based on what the student needs and then direction they are taking.The qualities I look for in an ideal guitar student might include the following:
The ideal guitar student is ready to work hard the achieve his or her goals. They will come to lesson with an open mind, willingness to learn and a driving ambition to play the guitar.