As a lifelong musician, I have an affinity for spreading the knowledge of musical integrity. When I was just 4 years old, my brother taught me how to play the drums, and I have not given up my first love since. However, as many musicians seek to achieve, I wanted to master other instruments; I know am fluent in guitar and drums (or any percussion instrument) and can and have intensively trained people to master these art forms at a pace that best suits them. I grew up playing drums in a church band and learned a lot of what I understand musically from this upbringing. However, I am also heavily involved in a band named Handsomebeast in Houston, TX.
Overall, I was very satisfied with David's ability to conduct a lesson. He made the atmosphere calm and productive, while he patiently taught me how to play beginner guitar. His use of physical diagrams and worksheets helped me ingrain the lessons. Wonderful service and he is also a very talented guitar player!
The typical process for beginning to learn an instrument would be terminology. Before playing an instrument, one must understand terms and phrases about that intrument. Also, when working with a new student, I must grasp what their musical knowlege and taste are, in order to gravitate toward a desired form of music. From there, I would move to rudimentary functions like a chord or rythmic pattern. After nailing in the "elementary basics" of the instrument (which takes some time), the student will move on to more advanced lessons (for example pentatonic slaces or 16th/32nd notes).
I am currently a Music Major at Texas State University and the plethora of musical knowlege I have will be very beneficial in the lesson sessions.
30 minutes: $20
1 hour: $30
At a younger age than most, I had a deep understanding for playing drums. So much so that I began teaching younger and older children and teenagers and succesfully did so for several years at my childhood church's music ministry.
I have worked with students of all socio-economic backgrounds. Age is not a limiting factor in teaching an instrument. I have taught many people much older than me and many much younger. It all boils down to the student's dedication.
Make sure to find someone such as myself, who is dedicated to teaching guitar and percussion correctly and professionally. Experience is another factor in finding a compatible teacher, and I happen to have 16 years of experience playing music.