My teaching approach:I teach beginning and intermediate acoustic and electric guitar to students of all ages above 8 yrs. I am friendly, fun and patient and will start you playing right away. Older students will start with two chords they can strum and play in the first lesson, and youngest students will start with melodies on the thin (high) strings until their hands are strong enough to play chords. My influences are:Jimi Hendrix, John Prine, John Hammond Jr (blues), Frank Zappa, Beatles, Beach Boys, Joao GilbertoaMy guitar lessons take place in:The student's homeGuitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours:I teach in Arlington and Falls Church, Virginia, and on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC., and saround Rt 66 in VA. Please call or email for current schedule.Guitar Techniques:Rhythm guitar, Fingerstyle, Music TheoryYour first guitar lesson with me might include the following:For older beginners (10+), I start by teaching 2 chords, Eminor and Aminor and how to strum the guitar. I will show you how to make you hands comfortable. I am always friendly. For the younger students (5-9) I start them out on a book called "Easy method for little guitar Pickers", which teaches songs by reading and playing individual notes.A guitar lesson with me might entail the following:I am a song based teacher. I start new students on a simple song such as "Let it be" as soon as possible. Each lesson we will work on the song(s) and developing strumming skills, and the ability to change chords quickly. My lessons are not based on a structure, but rather on the student's skills, needs and desires.The qualities I look for in an ideal guitar student might include the following:My ideal guitar students wants to sing along with the guitar:) The ideal student is consistent in his/her leassons and practices not because it is necessary, but because he/she loves to play the guitar.