Kevin Carlson Guitar Lessons

Kevin Carlson Guitar Lessons

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My teaching approach: I teach guitar for kids new to music lessons - specializing in ages 5 - 12 with a parent. I have mostly fingerstyle students but pickstyle folks are more than welcome. I teach the nationally known Childbloom program and am familiar with all methods by the major publishers. I encourage a variety of learning paths and some performing via recitals, state guitar exams, and ensemble festivals. I enjoy working with students on archtop electric, classical, steel string and electric bass. I am a member of MMTA (MN Music Teachers), MN Guitar Society, and Guitar Foundation of America,My influences are: Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed, Classical composers and performers, Steve Morse, Johnny Smith, Ted Greene, Hank Garland, Lenny Breau - in no particular order : )My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studioGuitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Paramount Theater, St. Cloud, MNGuitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Fingerstyle, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Reading Music, Music TheoryYour first guitar lesson with me might include the following: I'd have the student play a bit and discuss their goals and direction. If they are new, I'd set them on an initial curriculum path, explain my schedule and expectations, and hopefully we'd play together too.A guitar lesson with me might entail the following: We might warm up on a familiar exercise, piece or sight reading. Method book work could follow along with a special project chosen by the student. Listening, ear training, music theory skills or Chord playing / building via games and other goal orientated activities could occur. Ensemble playing is also a common part of any lesson or class.The qualities I look for in an ideal guitar student might include the following: One that asks questions, prepares reasonably and behaves as though their goals and mine for them are an exciting part of the process.

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Saint Cloud, MN 56304
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