My teaching approach:I have been playing guitar since 1976. I started teaching in 1981. I am proficient in rock, blues, folk, pop, country. I also teach bass, beginner drums and mandolin. My influences are:Jimmy Page, Brian May, Ritchie Blackmore, Tony Iommi, Roger McGuinn, Steve Jones, Ace Frehley, Dave Gregory, Rick Nielson, Keith Richards, Rich Robinson, Robert Fripp, Steve Howe, Cliff Gallupp, Scotty Moore, Chet Atkins, Brent Mason, James Burton, Vince Gill.My guitar lessons take place in:The teacher's studioGuitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours:Any day but Friday and Sunday.Guitar Techniques:Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Slide Guitar, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Recording and Production, Guidance In Equipment SelectionYour first guitar lesson with me might include the following:Assess the student desires and skill level. Lay out what to expect.A guitar lesson with me might entail the following:Get right down to business. Usage of computers is often involved. Technique and ergonomics are stressed. Work on scales, chords and songs.
The qualities I look for in an ideal guitar student might include the following:Enthusiastic. Driven to improve.