My teaching approach:Students of mine will learn starting from some of the very basics all the way up to some more advanced techniques. They will learn the theory behind the music and how to compose their own songs. My areas of expertise are blues, improvisation, rock, pop, and folk guitar. I teach on a Fender Telecaster or an Epiphone Dot.My influences are:My influences are constantly expanding but Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, BB King, Muddy Waters, Chris Thile, Led Zepplin, Jack White, Muse, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Thrice, and Keith Merrow just to name a few. The list could honestly go forever.My guitar lessons take place in:The teacher's studioGuitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas:My home in Herndon (Call/Email for address)Guitar Techniques:Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Slide Guitar, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Recording and Production, Guidance In Equipment SelectionYour first guitar lesson with me might include the following:A students first lesson would involve me getting a feel for where they are with their playing. If they are a complete begginner, then we will start from the beggining. If they already have a grasp of what they are doing, I will ask them to demonstrate what they can do so that I can evaluate their skill level.A guitar lesson with me might entail the following:A students lessons will be tailored to the student, not "one size fits all". Lessons vary depending on the students level of skill and goals for learning the guitar.The qualities I look for in an ideal guitar student might include the following:My ideal guitar student is someone who WANTS to learn guitar. I don't want someone who will treat it as a chore.