I've been playing guitar since 15, and was playing in bands in front of people three months after that. My specialization is in teaching beginners and CCM-style playing. I have tons of experience with many different church bands, and if that is the focus, I can help you learn to listen and play useful parts for the band as a whole.
I've also been a bedroom rocker since I started playing, and can certainly help other players take a journey from pop-punk and classic rock to 80's metal.
My focus is on learning songs, and learning to improvise. I do NOT teach how to read lined sheet music. However, I do get into theory. I've had many students over the years, and it's my greatest pleasure to see them be able to freely express themselves and pursue the instrument as a passion of theirs, too.
Lastly, I'm extremely technically proficient; I had a career designing pro audio/video systems and have been around music equipment my entire life. I can teach about that as well.
Bonus: I also run a guitar/bass repair shop and will make sure your instruments are working their hardest to make you happy.
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I've studied many, many things over the years, both on my own, in school and professionally. However, guitar is really my passion and has been my passion since I started playing. I've studied guitar and everything about it since I picked it up, and as such, it's almost been the single topic I've consistently studied for 20 years.
The other thing I'm very passionate about is people. I love learning about people and seeing people grow. Teaching guitar for me is the really the best combination of both of these things.
My mom who is a Korean speaker had lessons with Daniel. She was a complete beginner and English was her second language, but she'd always tell me how patient he was with her and how he'd work at her own pace. In just a few short months, she was able to play some of her favorite CCM songs with my dad and they'll often spend evenings together playing guitar together. I have nothing but glowing things to say about Daniel's patience and ability to work together with his students.
As with all other professional services I've offered, I've learned to tailor everything to the customer. I will talk about the goals the student wants to reach, styles and skills they want to learn and cater my lessons to achieve those.
As I begin teaching, I will also feel out the student's learning style, and teach using methods proven for that learning style. If they like pen and paper (like me), I can draw everything out. If they're more about verbal explanation, I can keep the writing portion high-level and explain every little thing. If they need to feel, see and do to understand, I can develop exercises just to learn one concept.
I'm self-taught; however, I know that can mean a lot of different things coming from a lot of different people. I am the academic-type; I observe and learn a lot from the perspective of those innately interested in academia. I taught myself networking, pro audio, highly-complex AV systems, programming and landed myself jobs I was very successful in. I learned guitar in the same way, the major difference being that I studied guitar longer than any other subject.