My teaching approach: A tailored combination of basic musical skills, a fostering of creativity and critical thinking skills, performance skills, and advancement as a competent, well-rounded musician. The Aaron Shearer Method is utilized for efficient music-reading and precision in technique. Music composition is encouraged among all students.
Guitar Techniques: Students will be learning classical guitar technique using the Aaron Shearer Method.
Your first guitar lesson with me might include the following: Determine music reading skills, understanding of rhythm and music notation. Posture and placement of hands discussed and confirmed at the beginning of every lesson. Names and parts of the guitar identified. Open string names and first notes introduced.
A guitar lesson with me might entail the following: Always begin with review, review, review. Posture, position of hands, note names. Student plays through each assigned piece with feedback and correction. Often, music is played together.
Helping students realize their abilities to learn new things and accomplish complex tasks through critical thinking. And when they are able to play the music confidently and they enjoy it, there is nothing better to witness.
She is a wonderful teacher and has taught my daughter (14) for the last 5 years. She is knowledgeable and personable. She has instilled the love of music into my daughter. Plus, she has been a wonderful role model and friend to her, as well.
Ashley is a tough but understanding teacher. It is evident that she cares a lot about her students. She pushes her students in the best possible way. I grew rapidly under the teachings of Ashley. She helped me to accomplish and progress more then I though I was capable of in such a short amount of time.
Ashley Lucero is an extremely knowledgeable classical guitar teacher. She has been teaching our 9 yr old son classical guitar for 2 years now, and we have been so pleased with our experience. She is encouraging and very good at finding ways to explain concepts to kids in a calm and engaging way. Our son says he likes how she patiently explains things to him. I've found it very helpful that she listens to parent feedback about how weekly practice at home is progressing and adjusts accordingly. While teaching fundamentals, Ashley also makes sure to introduce high-interest musical pieces as well to motivate our son. We would highly recommend Ashley!
New students are evaluated for previously learned music skills first. After determining their level of experience in music, the playing process begins immediately. Technique and repertoire are taught to prepare the student for successful week's practice on their own so that they may be prepared for the next week's lesson.
10+ years in private lesson teaching, 5 years in group lessons teaching. 3 years of university teaching experience.
$30/half hour and $60/hour
Friends and family first, then when I went on to university I made more professional connections and was hired by multiple schools and academies.
All levels and ages.
My second last semester as the private guitar instructor at the Baptist University of the Americas in San Antonio, Texas when all of my students played their final recital and performed fantastically.
Find someone who is a well trained educator and an active perormance career, like me!
How much time will you need for practice? What books and materials/equipment is necessary? Are there recitals/performance opportunities for students?