Please visit my website, www.scottfusco.com for a more detailed description of my background and teaching style (limited space here).
I graduated URI in 2005 and have been teaching since 2002. I studied classical and jazz guitar at URI under David Howard, Eric Hofbauer and Daniel Salazar Jr.
I have been playing guitar for over 23 years and teaching for over 13. I have privately trained over 150+ students in RI, and over 200 more in public, private schools and music stores.
I am not an ordinary teacher. I will teach you to think, analyze and apply music theory concepts on the guitar in a way that is very practical and versatile. The relationship between melody and harmony is fluid.
Some of my major influences are David Gilmour, Bach, Sylvius Leopold Weiss, Al di Meola, Allan Holdsworth, Frank Gambale, Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
My guitar lessons take place at my home and are available M-Sat mornings, afternoons and some evenings.
I can teach all styles of music and techniques but my specialties are rock, blues and jazz/fusion guitar.
Initially, I get a gauge of the student's knowledge base, technical skills, and interests. Then I create lessons that fit their needs and desires. I prefer that all my students learn to read music but I don't require it. The one's who do are grateful that they persevered through this process. I give a lot of handouts and homework.
In the lessons, we cover everything that you need to know to be a successful musician. Chords, scales, diatonic harmony, modal harmony, modes, licks, intervals, music theory, playing in a band, tonal considerations, different musical styles, repertoire etc. All ages and styles accepted for lessons. Call me at 508-202-1032 today.
My ideal student is someone who has a passion and love for music combined with the discipline to work hard to achieve his/her goals. You MUST practice regularly to reach your goals.
Most people who work with me stay with me for years and the personal relationship and mentoring aspect of being a teacher is very fulfilling
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Get 20% off your first four lessons. After that, the Normal Rates are:
30 mins: $23
45 mins: $32
60 mins: $40
Hire someone that you are sure has the skills that you are hoping to learn. Many guitar teachers are not very good musicians. It doesn't benefit you to study with anyone who can't create the types of sounds that you want to create. On my website I have over 20+ videos covering all different styles of music and playing. Very few musicians can cover such a range of styles with competence as I can.
It's good to have at least a vague idea of where your main interests lie and what your goals are. The more specific you can get, the better I can tailor the lessons to your needs.
In my experience, children age 8 and below should not take lessons for longer than 30mins.
Children of age 9-14 can handle 45 minutes and some can even handle an hour.
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