Maja Radovanlija Guitar Lessons

Maja Radovanlija Guitar Lessons

1 employee
19 years in business

About this pro

My teaching approach: My approach is to teach student all necessarily basic classical guitar skills, work on individuality expression and developing of unique interest within wide range of guitar repertoire. I teach classical guitar technique, along with improvisation and music theory. Depending on students level and interest I incorporate variety of performance aspects. I used to teach kids for years, as well as beginning guitar students.My influences are: Julian Bream, Andres Segovia, Dusan Bogdanovic, John Zorn, Pat Matheny, Django Reinhardt,etc.My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studioGuitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: guitar studio, MinnepolisGuitar Techniques: Fingerstyle, Performance, Improvisation, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and ExercisesYour first guitar lesson with me might include the following: I work on basics of guitar technique: posture, right and left hand position, C-major scale, simple song on the first string.A guitar lesson with me might entail the following: Class settings: First semester of private guitar studio, pre-college guitar program. Overall goals: 1. Learning basic classical guitar techniques; variety of pieces from different music epochs. 2. Learning basic major/minor scales and applying then to simple improvisation exercises, creating melodic patterns. 3. Sight reading music for classical guitar. 4. Developing performing skills, through playing through playing in concerts at the end of semester. 5. Listening to different music styles, recognizing, evaluating and appreciating music for guitar and music in general. Behavioral Objects: 1. Student will perform simple “rest stroke” exercises. 2. Student will perform A-minor scale. 3. Student will perform trad. Serbian piece arr.for guitar “Tamo daleko.” 4. Student will perform “Twinkle, twinkle little star.”The qualities I look for in an ideal guitar student might include the following: ideal student is practicing for home assignments, is curious and communicative.

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Minneapolis, MN 55401
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I meet with student, talk about hig/her goals and we make a plan (short, and long term). I come up with textbook ideas, or suggest material we will start with. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

all :) (BM, MM, DMA).

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$45 per hour; $40 per 45 min.; $35 per 30 min. long lesson. A little discount if twive a week!

How did you get started teaching?

As a classical guitar student in East Europe, I thought from the age of 22 in music schools.

What types of students have you worked with?

all ages, and various levels inlcuding young professional concert guitarists.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

collaborative concert with artists, poets and dancers.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

what do I expect from lessons? what is that I want to learn?

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