Making music is a joy, so my first job as a guitar teacher is not to mess that up!
My goal is to work as hard as possible while having as much fun as possible.
I describe my approach as flexible and collaborative, putting the focus on what each individual student is interested in learning. Many of my students are songwriters, so we work on expanding their vocabulary on the guitar as a tool for writing as well as for performing.
Other priorities include learning the Nashville Number System (if you’re not already a fan, I’ll show you why it’s the coolest thing ever!), fingering shortcuts, picking, grooves, making the most of the capo, and learning how to figure out the chords to your song.
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Ellen is an awesome guitar teacher and person! I'd highly recommend Ellen to anyone, whether you're a pro guitar player or you've never played before. Ellen keeps it fun and knows when to challenge you.