My teaching approach: Study guitar with a professional! James Murrell has over 12 years experience teaching guitar full time. James has played guitar since 1979. During the time that he has played, James has studied every style of guitar playing - Rock, Blues, Jazz, Country, Classical, Folk, Finger-style, Pick-style, on both Electric & Acoustic Guitar. James also has a thorough knowledge of composition, arrangement, & music theory. James has a Specialist Certificate in Advanced Guitar from The Berklee College of Music (http://go.berkleemusic.com/JamesMurrell) and, has taken many classes at local colleges in Music.
My influences are: John Scofield, Jimi Hendrix, Wes Montgomery, Jimmy Page, Andy Summers, Eric Clapton, Pat Metheny, Buddy Guy, Phil Keaggy, The Beatles, Yes, John McLaughlin, Rush, Larry Coryell, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Jim Hall,
My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio
Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Centerville, Kettering, Dayton,
Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Slide Guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Recording and Production, Guidance In Equipment Selection
Your first guitar lesson with me might include the following: With a new student, first I teach them how to hold the guitar & the guitar pick. Then I teach the beginning student some basic notation such as tablature to learn some basic melodies and/or chords. The new student would take home the material to work on and we would follow-up by correcting the problems that the student might have in the next lesson.
A guitar lesson with me might entail the following: A typical lesson with me evolves learning material, such as songs & exercises, then the student would go home to practice the lesson material. The following week the student would play the material from the previous lesson & I would help with whatever problems the student had & assign new material to help with those problems. So the lessons from week to week are customized to help the student to progress in their guitar studies.
The qualities I look for in an ideal guitar student might include the following: My ideal guitar student is someone who is willing to work on the material from lesson to lesson by practicing the material assigned in each lesson. Open communication with me is also very important. There are no stupid questions in my lesson room!
Dayton, OH 45426
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