I genuinely devote my life, all its limited time, to bettering my playing. I think it would be so fulfilling to pass this knowledge along, as my guitar tutor did for me.
Creative expession positively influences most aspects of my life, even if it intrinsically doesn't involve it. It's an outlet, inspiration, release. All important things that manifest differently but start with music (for me).
Direct and honest
Fundamentally, I've found there to be a better and quicker result if you temper theory and scales, more academic sort of things, with easy but engaging songs. You won't get bored, or drown your mind with theories pertaining to a subject you've only just begun. and that sort of stuff in the befinning.
In the end, of course, it is your money and your time--you can tell me what you'd like to learn and we can tailor it accordingly. What I mentioned above is just a general, overarching approach.
15 years of playing, six years formal training, two years of touring
My guitar instructor charged this, and he is to this day the best guitarist I have ever heard. If he set lessons at $20, it'd be a crime for me to charge more.
Kids in high school, class-mates--helping them out. The ones that engaged and didn't gife it up after two or three lessons allowed me to discover just how much I enjoy it, and how rewarding it is to instill a person with the ability to genuinely create music.
Only classmates and teenagers of the county; I did these in person.
Did someone say "new guitar?" Hopefully arriving today but more than likely tomorrow.
Some might say you're there to learn, not to wax philosophically or joke around with the instructor--and this makes no sense to me. I mean, I'm not saying you need caddy shack levels or humor, but rapport--good rapport--is very important. If you dread having to communicate with an instructor you do not like, jr you don't quit youlll still not be harnessing the benefits of good communication.
• Music they enjoy
• your ultimate goal--an occasional hobby or a truly irrepressible passion