There is a difference between learning to play and instrument and learning to play music. Similar to the old saying: give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day, teach a man to fish and he'll eat for a lifetime.
I will do more than teach you how to play an instrument. I will teach you how to use your instrument to play music. With this goal at the center of my educational practice, my students find that they reach their goals faster, stay more engaged, become better listeners, and develop a life long love for learning new music.
Music is like another language. Oftentimes, it can express what the words of any other language cannot. In teaching others to "speak" the language of music, I love the moments where my students realize how they can express themselves in ways they didn't realize possible.
Great teacher. Lots of experience, knowledge, and patience.
Excellent guitar teacher who listens to what I want to learn and then develops ideas and alternatives to meet my needs.
He is incredibly knowledgeable and takes the time to tailor his curriculum to my taste.
The first step is to find out what motivates you. This becomes our North Star and will ensure that we are working toward reaching your goals.
It doesn't matter to me whether we learn the major scale via Taylor Swift or Metallica. The vast majority of western music uses the same 12 notes, so we might as well learn everything in the context of the music that motivates you.
I have a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas in Austin, and have been teaching music since 2006.