My teaching approach:"I highly recommend Denny as a guitar instructor because he is a dedicated professional, clearly loves music, can play perfectly, and write out the notes to, any song you name on the fly, has a gentle and humble spirit perfect for children as well as adults, and knows all about music, inside and out. His love and knowledge of music is evident in his teaching style and in the way he engages the student. Thank you for teaching Ryan so effectively." Karen O.My influences are:Too many to list.My guitar lessons take place in:The teacher's studioGuitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas:Jeff's Music, Newmarket Square, Newport News/HamptonGuitar Techniques:Guidance In Equipment Selection, Recording and Production, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Reading Music, Performance, Jamming Skills, Rhythm guitar, Lead guitarYour first guitar lesson with me might include the following:Introductory lesson is basically to assess where you are in your "music journey." If you're not an absolute beginner, I'll ask you to play something you currently enjoy playing or are working on. We'll also discuss your goals (both short-term and long range), and some approaches we can take to get you there.A guitar lesson with me might entail the following:Review of previous week's lesson, address questions or issues with same, introduce and study/play new material, address questions/issues with that, then make practice routine suggestions for the coming week.The qualities I look for in an ideal guitar student might include the following:My ideal student is one who wants to play music because they really enjoy it. That's all it takes to succeed.