My teaching approach:Hello, my name is Danny. I play guitar in the band Lost In A Name. My teaching approach is custom tailored to each student I teach. I like to combine teaching technique and skills, with teaching songs that the student wants to learn, and that use the skills and techniques we are trying to accomplish. I also provide, and create, all the lesson materials each week. No boring music books! :) Each lesson is fun, exciting, and challenging at the same time. My influences are:When it comes to shredders, my influences range from Joe Satriani and Steve Vai, to Eric Johnson, Paul Gilbert, Guthrie Govan, and Tosin Abasi. When it comes to songwriters, my influences are Matt Scannell (Vertical Horizon) Clint Lowery ( Sevendust ) Ryan Phillips (Story Of The Year) and John Rzeznik (Goo Goo Dolls).My guitar lessons take place in:The teacher's studio or the student's homeGuitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours:Monday-Thursday from 8:30pm-Midnight Saturday and Sunday from Noon-5pm. (I am in a band that plays out a lot)Guitar Techniques:Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Vocal Accompaniment, 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:The first lesson will start out extremely laid back. We'll talk a little bit and get to know each other. Its important we both trust each other and feel comfortable in the lessons. I will then ask the student his/her goals and interests pertaining to the guitar, and have him/her play his/her favorite riff or song. I will quickly get a feel for the student's skill level. If the student doesn't know any songs or riffs, we'll start from the beginning! :)A guitar lesson with me might entail the following:Each guitar lesson will be customized to the student's particular way of learning. However, you can expect to start off with a warm up, followed by a review of the previous week's lesson, probably followed by a jam session, learning a new technique, and continuing to learn whichever song or riff we are working on at that point.The qualities I look for in an ideal guitar student might include the following:My ideal guitar student loves the guitar as much as I do. He/she genuinely loves playing, and wants to get better. What the student wants to learn, and how good he/she wants to get makes no difference to me, as long as they are happy playing the guitar.