My teaching approach:My approach as a teacher is to not only show someone how to play guitar, but to turn them into a musician. By understanding music, learning, improving, and expanding as a player never ends, even after lessons have. Being that I've played over 1000 performances ranging from rock to classical, this is what has allowed me to improve and adapt to different styles, even after over 30 of playing.My influences are:Electric - Mark Knopfler, Eddie Van Halen, David Gilmore, BB King, SRV, Steve Morse, Alan Holdsworth, southern rock players. Acoustic - Alex DeGrasse, Chet Atkins, Martin Simpson, Ed Gerhard, Harvey Reid, David Surette, Segovia, Julian Bream.My guitar lessons take place in:The teacher's studioGuitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas:Home Studio in Nashua, NHGuitar Techniques:Guidance In Equipment Selection, Song Writing, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Reading Music, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Slide Guitar, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Rhythm guitar, Lead guitarYour first guitar lesson with me might include the following:Having the student play through chords or songs to get an idea of their technique and what they know.A guitar lesson with me might entail the following:My goal as a teacher is to determine the ability of a student and to present material that is slightly challenging in the style of their choosing.The qualities I look for in an ideal guitar student might include the following:Someone who's open minded and really wants to play the guitar. These students are the easiest to teach and improve the quickest since they are typically open to the greatest variety of music, and not put off by the technical work involved in learning guitar.