My teaching approach: The primary focus of the approach I use is HOW to play, rather than WHAT to play, with an emphasis on mechanics, fretboard knowledge and ear training. My aim is for you to develop the skills to play anything you wish, and not simply the things I show you. With the guitar, the best thing we can do for ourselves is learn how to learn. Then, no teacher and no method can hold us back. Whether you are a beginner just thinking about getting some guidance, or you've been playing for some time and feel you are ready to kick it up a notch, I can help. My influences are: If they play guitar, I pay attention. Love lots of blues, rock and jazz players, deeply influenced by Jimi Hendrix. Worked with Robert Fripp for 32 years. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: Monday - Friday 9am-9pm Saturdays can be discussed Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerstyle, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Guidance In Equipment Selection Your first guitar lesson with me might include the following: We will begin by talking a little about your aspirations and experience. I will run through a short series of investigations to determine your skill set and to identify your strengths and weaknesses, and perhaps I'll ask you to play something for me. We will look at how much time you can reasonably put into guitar practice, given your personal situation and obligations, and then formulate a plan together. A guitar lesson with me might entail the following: MECHANICS. We work toward an ease and efficiency in our technique, with exercises designed to help us to let go of the habits holding us back, while developing an understanding of the skills that will support our musical aspirations. KNOWLEDGE of the FRETBOARD. A command of scale and chord structures frees us from dependence on chord books, tab and the memorization of shapes and “licks” without context. EAR TRAINING. How do we choose which sound to produce? PLAY. Putting skills and techniques to work in creative musical situations is essential. The qualities I look for in an ideal guitar student might include the following: I am open to all comers. From kids just exploring their options, to professionals looking to hone their skills. Each student is a unique challenge, and I enjoy a challenge.
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