Hi! My name is Dale Rodgers. I'm a composer/guitarist/music teacher based in Mentor, Ohio. I quit the fast-food business world almost 20 years ago to pursue my passion for all things "music". I've been playing for over 60 years, and I love passing what I've learned onto others.
It's not work if you LOVE what you do. I don't work.
Dale is an accomplished musician and I have already learned a great deal from him. Looking forward to future lessons with him. He is also a very kind and patient person. I’m glad that we’ve met!
listen to what the student wants to learn. Some want "hum & strum" music, while others want a more serious approach toward fingerstyle jazz or classical guitar or piano. I start with assessing the level of the student, then work from that point foward.
I've been involved with music for my entire life. Piano for 10 years, brass throughout elem. & high school. Acquired a guitar at age five and found what would eventually become a career. I taught guitar and played professionally while in high school and college, then spent 25 years in business to support my family. But each evening I still found time to escape into my music. Nearly twenty years ago, after our last one left home, I quit the business world to pursue my love of music full time.
$25/ half hour - $40/ hour lesson, once or twice per week
A business client of mine was a small music shop owner in Chardon, Ohio. His classical guitar instructor quit to take a university teaching job out of state. What started as 4 students became 8, then 20 & then a new career.
Every kind of student iminaginable. From 8 to 80 years. Kindergardeners to surgeons, grandmothers to mechanics.
A friend of mine is pursuing and advanced degree in violin performance at the Cleveland Institute of Music. He asked me to compose a violin - guitar duet for his required recitals. The end result was a ten minute long composition called "Eclipse" consisting of six minatures describing the entire day of the total eclipse last summer. The performance this past January was a complete joy for me, and was well received by the audience.
Find someone who loves music, and loves to pass that along..