Creative Guitar Lessons
I love helping others learn and grow. I believe every artist is unique. We all have the ability to grow in our practice every day and work towards our goals. Playing music is, and should be, fun. It takes work, patience, and practice, but is exciting to get better as you go.
I enjoy working with others and having fun with lessons. I like having a balance between the structure of music and with experimenting with sounds and ideas.
Able to read music
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
Finding out what the student knows and the interests the student has. I like to start with helping the student to get to know the basics about the guitar and working up from there. Then always giving practice tips and little things the students can do between the times we meet.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a teaching/social work background. I worked in a middle school for 3 years, helping one student of mine in band class while there. I have taught english online and I still work with youth and families during my regular job.
I started playing guitar when I was 14 years old and am now 32. I have been in multiple bands and am currently in one. I write my own music and am working on a few albums. I play multiple instruments, create art through multiple mediums, and sing, although guitar is my main instrument. I have helped friends learn to play as well.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
I usually price around 50 dollars an hour.
How did you get started teaching?
I have always loved working with people and helping others grow. I studied psychology and studio art at OSU, have played music with multiple people, and have kind of fallen into the teaching role. I have had some amazing teachers and mentors in my life and want to pass that along.
What types of students have you worked with?
A wide variety. General education, Special education, and students who did not speak english.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Find someone that wants to work with you and elevate your style of playing. All artists have their own styles and learn from their mentors and through experience. Find someone open and willing to give you the tools to unlock your abilities.
What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?
Think about what you want out of the lessons and what goals you have with playing/learning.
Feel free to talk through questions with me. Sometimes it's hard to find exactly what your looking for. I'm here to bounce ideas off of and work through those ideas.