NOLA Guitar Lessons

NOLA Guitar Lessons

1 employee
7 years in business

About this pro

I am a guitar, flute, piano, and bass teacher in Virginia Beach with more than 10 years of experience. I'm very young and full of both energy and experience. I teach everything from a practical perspective and won't teach anything without an explanation as for how it's used. I'm primarily an ear player; however, I'm also a solid sight reader, so I can teach to both perspectives. I'm also experienced as a camp councilor and am excellent in working with kids.

I love watching my students progress!  I see that both within myself and among my student body,  love of an instrument increases as musical ability does.  This is why results and enjoyment are my top priority!

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New Orleans, LA 70115
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

The first lesson, assuming the student already owns or rents an instrument, is usually mainly focused on getting to know that instrument.  I give an introduction to proper instrument maintenance and tuning, and how to properly use technique to make their instrument sound beautiful.  Wind students walk away from lessons knowing a few notes, and guitar students often have a chord or two down.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have played music since the age of six and became a professional musician at the age of 16.  I also studied music at Tidewater Community College and have studied privately with reputable musicians from around the country.  I am a working musician who gigs in the community regularly and recently recorded my first album with a band.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

First lesson starts with a $15 special

How did you get started teaching?

I began teaching friends in high school and started marketing my services on the internet.

What types of students have you worked with?

Students from all walks of life.  I have had success with students from age 4 to adulthood.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I recently recorded my first studio record!

On the less glamorous side, I recently began working with several very young, but very promising students who bring me a lot of joy.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Look for teachers who can teach not only different musical styles, but different learning styles.  Not everyone likes tab, and not everyone likes traditional sheet music.  While both should be under a musician's belt eventually, ear learning is a powerful tool, and teaching through more literal demonstration can be a powerful tool in starting a life-long musical journey for many.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

How do I like to learn?  What types of music do I like?  Do I work well with very structured learning, or do I prefer a more conversational tone?