Destination Music Education

Destination Music Education

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1 hire on Lessons.com
2 employees
13 years in business

About this pro

I really love teaching and encouraging students to love and excel at guitar. I have been playing guitar for 42 years and teaching for 10 years. We start at your level. We determine your desires  for guitar mastery and then set goals. We pick fun songs that you know and aim at acheiving your goals. From the struming around the campfire to auditioning for music schools I have programs to meet your goals. Find me and some student videos on facebook. Destination Music Education.

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Clackamas, OR 97015
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

The first lesson is an interview with some instruction. We will talk about their desires for guitar and music they enjoy. We will learn as many as 3 chords if time is permitting. We will start with 12 bar blues. The assignment then is to practice the song and to return with a list of 3 songs that they would like to play. We then find or create simplifies arrangements of the song.


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

My BA is in Psychology. I have studied the guitar privately for many years. I have experience play and performing as well as writing and recording. 


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

Lessons here are $90.00 per month. 


How did you get started teaching?

I got started teaching by helping kids at church who wanted to join the music teams. I then started teaching intro classes at a music store I worked at.


What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with kids as young as 6 and seniors in their seventies. I have had students who were ADHD, kids from foster care, and one person with parkinsons. Guitar turns out to be very therapeutic.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I play in a ministry band that goes into jails. It is always fun because the inmates a very appreciative.


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

Look for someone who will gently insist on you achieving your goals.


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

Do I want to play guitar?

Why do I want to play guitar?

Am I willing to work at it?