Never Fret™ - I'll Teach You Guitar

Never Fret™ - I'll Teach You Guitar

5.0 (1)
1 employee
23 years in business

About this pro

I'm patient and intuitive

I'll help develop your ears and visual memory,
I'll make sure you really get it, not just memorize stuff

I can show you how to play songs as well as how to figure them out yourself

I'll teach only what you want to learn, never bore you or waste time


 

Learning to play music can be very empowering 

The guitar is special because you can play one note in an endlsss variety of ways

I'm great with beginners, I have a swift, systematic approach to teaching and I get great results

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Credentials

Brooklyn, NY 11222
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1 Review

5.0

  • Andrés Reyes.

    Dave is a patient instructor who not only teaches how to play the guitar, but also trains student's ears on how to tune a guitar without a tuner. He teaches all the different ways one can play a note. Also, he teaches the correct way to strum a guitar to obtain a more natural sound. His interdisciplinary approach includes the instruction of the technicalities of music (music sheets, octaves,etc) as well as the practical demonstration of those. He will not move on to the next subject until one truly understand the "why" and "how" of the previous lessons; this way he achieves that the student's knowledge is cemented from lesson to lesson.



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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I ask you what your goal is — if you want to learn music or just learn to play songs

I teach how to sit and hold the guitar properly, develop and maintain healthy habits

I make learning fun while staying focused and optimizing the time


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I've been teaching on and off for over 20 years. I also teach English (TEFL) to foreign learners and tutor some grade school and some high school students in math/English/SAT prep

I've worked with students of all ages and backgrounds


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

My rate is on a sliding scale, it varies according to what students can afford

I'm also open to bartering for skills/services (website help, social media, etc.)


How did you get started teaching?

I learned my favorite and most difficult Jimi Hendrix solos ("Isabella" 8-18-69, "Hear My Train Coming" 2-24-69, others) by ear and people asked me to teach them how to play them because they're impossible to transcribe.. I was told I was unusually good at teaching and that I should do it more


What types of students have you worked with?

Beginners, of all ages, races, backgrounds, mostly younger people into rock music

I'm especially good with kids, I'm respectful and encouraging and get students to really enjoy learning


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

My discovering baritone guitars


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Tell them exactly what you're looking for as a student

Have a guitar, or be prepared to buy one soon, so that you can practice and make progress in between lessons—so as to spend more time learning new stuff rather than reviewing at each new lesson


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

How often they can afford to come, time-wise and cost-wise

How much they can practice at home in between lessons