Gary has been teaching guitar since the late 1960s. He can play a wide variety of guitars styles. He teaches electric, acoustic and classical guitar. Gary can teach theory, ear training, performance accompaniment and more. His goals are to teach his student to eventually stand on there own without the need for lessons. Gary can teach beginners to advanced students in a wide variety of musical genres. He has played blues, hard rock, fingerstyle, classical, note reading and ear training.
I enjoy teaching guitar because I can share my love of the instrument and music with people of all ages. Teaching to others has taught me more than what I ever got out of a book.
I like to use real-world analogies to convey the concepts of music and guitar to others. To see a smile of confidence in the eyes of the student is a joy that can only be shared in a one-on-one situation.
Gary had these awful groaner jokes that made my son smile and after a few sessions really loosen up. Gary taught at my son's speed and introduced lots of music my son would not have received elsewhere. He played both classical and electric guitar with my son. Gary was a caring and efficient teacher for our son. My son took lessons I think at least two years until he switched to drumming.
Super personable, awesome guy and a really good teacher. He takes the time to understand your interests as a musician and he’ll use his free time to create lessons for the student.
Great hands on teacher, will take the time to break everything down for you. He teaches you music theory step by step so you will understand it. Greatest lesson he will teach you is how to pick out music by ear. I am capable of learning anything i want the exact way they play it because of this man
Gary provided guitar lessons to my son for over 7 years before my son went off to college. Gary's teaching style was a great fit for my son. Gary was more than just a guitar instructor, he was a wonderful influence, adviser, teacher, and friend to the family. We are grateful for having worked with him.
The first lesson is always a fact finding mission. I interview the student to determine their long term goals. I do my best to tailor their lessons to the individuals wants and needs.
I like to introduce the new student by teaching them the parts of the guitar. Also, I go through rudimentary music notation.
I am a working professional musician with years of performance and recording to my credit. I have performed in folk rock band, oldies bands, hard rock/heavy metal bands and country bands. My repitoire of material spans several hundred songs across genres.
Cost of lessons depends on distance traveled and the number of lessons booked. A bulk rate can apply if lessons are paid in advance for a month or more.
I started teaching when my skills reached a level where I felt comfortable sharing the knowledge I acquired after several years of performance and additional learning.
I have taught beginners to highly advanced students. With beginners, I concentrate on developing their understanding of music while trying to make it fun to learn. I prefer students to be at least 9 years of age or older.
With advanced students I will teach to their goals whether it is ear training, adding to their knowledge base or helping them to fill in gaps in their playing. I have a vast knowledge of chord theory as well.
I attend a concert performance of Roger Waters, formerly of Pink Floyd. I have seen my favorite guitar player, Jeff Beck eight times and always succeed in learning something new by watching him.
Plan to have fun learning. Music and guitar can provide a lifetime of joy and accomplishment. Always endeavor to improve your skills. You will achieve a very high level of satisfaction.
What goals do you wish to achieve?
Why do you want to take guitar lessons? You will learn more quickly if you have a strong reason to learn.
Never take lessons to please someone else. Are you taking lessons because of a parent or a peer?
How far do you want to take you musical skills?