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My teaching approach: I love teaching all ages and levels, working with everyone from young children to retirees and everyone in between, whether they are absolute beginners or advanced players. I teach the way I learned, figuring out what kinds of music you'd love to play and how to get there, including the songs you already love, ones you've written, or pieces that expand your repertoire and musical knowledge.. My influences are: go to for more info My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: Arranged individually to fit our mutual schedules Guitar Techniques: Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Slide Guitar, Performance, Reading Music, Song Writing Your first guitar lesson with me might include the following: I have them play what they already know how to do, talk about where they'd like to go, songs & styles they like, and, if they have been working with someone else or on their own, I ask them to bring any music materials they have really liked working with and any that they have really NOT liked working with. I assess left hand abilities, right hand abilities, musical knowledge and musical interests. go to for more info A guitar lesson with me might entail the following: Depending on a student's level and interests, lessons can combine elements of the real basics - chords, strums, picking patterns - as well as building into more complex aspects, like bass runs, melody and harmony lines, arranging breaks, music theory or instrumentals written out in tablature or standard music notation. Beginning students work on tablature instrumental pieces while they build up their stamina for chords and more complex instrumentals. The qualities I look for in an ideal guitar student might include the following: all ages & levels interested in acoustic guitar 

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Schenectady, NY 12309
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  • John Canino

    I am retired and taking guitar lessons with Cathy for a bit over a year and find the lessons fun and challenging . She is patient and informative without overtaxing the student. I recommend her highly