Learning guitar is one of the best things I've ever done and sharing that experience with others is just pure fun for me. I've been teaching for several years and I'd love to do it as much as possible.
My teaching theory revolves around SONGS picked out by the student and making sure they stay engaged and have FUN. The most important thing about learning guitar is that the student is still playing a year from now, not that they know every scale and chord in existence.
So if you want to become a musician quickly and learn to play your favorite songs I would love to be your teacher!
I look forward to each class! Nate is patient and the classes are fun. I've learned to play a song in the first class!
I find out their level of experience and ask them what it is they would like to accomplish on guitar, as well as their favorite styles of music and what songs they'd love to learn. If they are a beginner we will go over some basic terminology, very basic theory, how to tune the guitar, and a couple intoductory chords to get started with.
The prices for lessons are negotiable and will vary depending on time, travel, etc.
I coached high school cross country and some of the kids wanted to learn the guitar so I started giving them some pointers here and there and it eventually evolved into full lessons.
I've worked with kids as young as 7 as well as adults over 60, at various levels from beginner to high-intermediate.
Make sure your goals match what the teacher is providing and that they can relate to you outside of the guitar as well. What's most important is that the teacher can not only help you learn, but get to know you and figure out how to keep you engaged and learning faster/better.
The student should ask what kind of music they want to play the most? What do they generally want to accomplish on the guitar? What do they hope learning to play music will do for them in life?