Can teach beginners through more advanced acoustic and electric guitar and bass.. also slide guitar , pro performer for over 20 years , can come to the student ,performance videos and references available . Play with the Fresh Impact Church as a sub as well as several Classic Rock bands and Acoustic performers. Former Robin Guitars Artist relations rep. Very knowledgeable with guitars and guitar related equipment.. also speak fluent Spanish. YouTube channel .. dennisod.. Facebook - Dennis ODocharty
Dennis O'Docharty is a fantastic instructor who loves the guitar as much as teaching you how to play well. He is one of the best players I have ever seen live. He can rock the room with power rhythm and sizzling solos.
Need to meet them and find out if they are totally new to guitar or bass , or if they have some experience. I will inspect their instrument to make sure it is adequate , and / or recommend some adjustment or a restringing which I can typically do myself or point them to someone thats qualified in their area. If they have little experience we are going to start with a brief explanation of the guitar , and its parts, which string is which , frets , what fingers to use , and tips on how to tune. Once the student has a basic understanding of these fundamentals. I will start them out with some basic chords like E, E minor , A minor , and so forth. I will instruct them to download and print some basic chord charts or purchase a basic book of chord shapes , Mel Bay , or something comparable. will also familiarize them with picking some single notes and how to begin strumming.... If the student can already play somewhat , I will usually find out what style or styles they favor and gear some instruction in that direction. I find it important to give the student some kind of homework that will help them to develop in the direction that interest them. I hope to establish some goals for them that will keep them interested and engaged while keeping it fun for them.