Alex had been my guitar instructor for five years! There isn't a style of music or song that he can't play. More importantly, there isn't a style of music or song that he can't teach! He is flexible, adaptive, patient and an overall great teacher. I highly recommend him for beginners to advanced players and everyone in between! He has definitely taught this old dog new tricks!
With new players it's my goal to get them playing something they like and/or their friends will recognize, by the end of the first lesson. In order to do this, I ask them about what music they like, assess their skill level, and teach them something we've mentioned. Most of the time I can also teach them how to read tablature in the first lesson.
-Bachelor's Degree in Guitar Performance, McNally Smith College
-Classical Training at Musikhochschule Luebeck, Germany
-AAS Degree, Electronic Engineering
-Over 10,000 lessons taught
$25/35/45 per 30/45/60min lessons.
Paid one week or 1-2-4-9 or 12 month(s) at a time
I started teaching on my own because people were asking for it and just to make a little extra college money. Eventually a friend hired me for his school, where I gained a ton of experience. After that I started my own school, Rockwell.
I have worked with all sorts of characters ages 4-64, and also all skill levels. I've taught squirrelly kids, metal heads, jazz cats, special needs people, ukelele grandmas, cougars, groups, you name it.
One of my favorite things to do is to help people prepare for auditions, contests, performances, etc. We can put a game plan together on short notice but preferably advanced notice.
I think the most important thing to remember is that great players don't always make the best teachers. A lot of players focus on the playing skill set and the teaching skills are an afterthought. Find a teacher that knows their instrument well but is also patient, a good listener, a good interviewer, has an engaging personality, is on time and organized, and is always looking to improve their skill set as well.
Do you have time to practice? Are you willing to invest in your success and set up real consequences when you don't meet your goals?