I love music, first and foremost! It is my true passion. :) I have learned the same thing about teaching. It is the most rewarding part of life and goes hand in hand with my personal learning process. Seeing a new musician learn new things brings joy to my spirit!
Having me as your teacher comes with several perks.
Firstly, I will travel to your place of residence. No need for you to drive anywhere. :) Secondly, I have 23 years of playing under my belt, and consider myself to be a perfectionist. I am very easy to work with and take pride in my playing and teaching. I also focus on ear training and some theory, when I feel it is time that we take that step. I still get very excitred about music! I can teach you any song that you like or help you write your own songs by giving advice. Give yourself the gift of a lifetime, and give me a chance to help you achieve such a gift!
I have been playing guitar for 23 years! It is hard to believe that its already been that long. Seems like only yesterday I was learning my first chords. Time flies! I am now fortunate enough to take what I've learned and pass it on to anyone willing to let the miracle of music into their life.
He is fun and incredibly knowledgeable! He can play great and can figure out songs incredibly fast by ear. I love working with J. Grays Guitar Lessons!
First I begin by chatting with the student about them. About their desire to play music. I begin to see if they are truely interested. I make this process as comfortable as possible and allow them to just be them. No pressure. If they decide that they are totally in on the idea, then we will start by learning some basic chords that way they can start playing on day one.
I have no formal training, but tons of life experience. 23 years of playing with other musicians, and 23 years of non stop ever increasing passion for music.
It is pretty simple. I charge $40.00 per one hour session lesson. I accept cash, check or we can use the CASH app. Whichever is easiest for you. Most students take one lesson per week.
I decided one day that I was going to make some guitar teaching business cards. It was only a week later that someone asked me if I taught, and then I handed them my card. A month or so later I was at their house giving them their first lesson. I have loved every minute of it.
Mostly beginners, but a few intermediate players as well.
One of my students and I went to some music stores one night, in lieu of doing an actual lesson. I helped her pick out a new electric guitar and her parents bought it for her for Christmas. Seeing her face light up when she got her new guitar was awesome.
I would say to make sure that anyone you hire knows how to have fun. Someone who has great people skills and someone that is very down to earth but yet has a lot of passion for what they do.
Talk to your teacher about your personality and how you learn. Do you learn by watching, by hands on, through repetition? Be sure to include whether or not you actually own your own guitar yet or if they need to bring an extra for you to borrow. If you have had trouble in the past learning guitar or not, or if this is your first time. You should also be ready to explain what it is that you are expecting to walk away with from your lessons. Be very candid with you teacher.