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Music became my life when I found a dusty guitar in the storage room at age 10. I owe a lot of really cool experiences to the guitar and so many of them center around learning. Teaching is fun and rewarding, but it is also my way of thanking the great teachers I've had. -Studied Music Theory/Composition at Metropolitan State College of Denver -Won a scholarship to the 2001 Summer Guitar Program at Berklee College of Music in Boston -Frequent substitute at Arapahoe Community College (2004-2005) -Teacher at St. Mary's Academy Middle School (2008-2013) -Active member of Onsombley guitar ensemble -Songwriter, Vocalist, Guitarist in The Penny Dreadfuls -Creator of "Strum by Strum" -Takelessons teacher since 2008 *** Lesson Details *** The ...
My name is Scott and I am a musician. I specialize in many styles of guitar playing such as: acoustic, blue grass, reggae, blues, finger style, jam, rock, and instrumental.
My goal is to help students better understand their instrument and how to play it.
I teach techniques and music theory to help them better understand the language of music.
Your instrument can be your voice. My job is to teach students to build their musical vocabulary and skills so they can better express themselves musically.
We learn by teaching. That is why I love to teach, because I love to learn. I have made many great connections while teaching music to people and one of the ways to do that is to work together on a common goal. I started teaching music because during my own studies I have discovered many quick learning strategies that make playing music fun. I teach from my home studio as well as via Skype. Many of my strategies I've discovered on my own. Now I want to share these ideas with you. Scott is a multi-instrumentalist loop master whose music spans a wide range of sounds and genres. With an education in music performance and a reputation for having a good time this laid back musician is no amateur to the music scene. Scott has performed hundreds of shows and numerous festival ...
I am primarily a rhythm guitarist, but I can teach you how to read standard notation and introduce you to tablature. As a high school music teacher, I have had great success with class guitar, and I know I can help you learn the fundamentals of great guitar playing.
*** Travel Equipment *** I will provide a music stand, books when needed (i.e. supplementary or new material), and manuscript paper for writing out lessons. I expect students to provide chairs that support good posture, music books we have already worked on, a pencil, and their instrument (along with all necessary maintenance supplies; ie reeds, cleaning cloths, etc) *** Specialties *** I am a California and Colorado certified music teacher (B.M. in Music, M.A. in Teaching), currently teaching at East High School in Denver, Colorado. My specialties are woodwind instruments, guitar, and piano. Along with all of these, I will include theoretical elements that will make the music more meaningful. I am passionate about song-writing and theory, so I can also tutor you in these fields.
I teach students of all ages and ability levels how to play their favorite songs. Any style, any era. I don't believe in forcing someone to play music they wouldn't listen to. Music lessons should be fun, relaxing, with the ultimate goal of playing the music that the student enjoys!
I'm a friendly and fun guitar teacher. I help my students play their favorite songs quickly. From the first lesson you can expect to be playing the music you love! The lessons are completely customized to you. You are free to learn any style of music you wish. My students have been admitted into fine intuitions such as Berklee College of Music, Denver School of the Arts and the Lamont School of Music. Start today, I'm looking forward to meeting you! Here is some info about me: "Guitarist Jonathan B. is a performer, composer, teacher, and recording artist. He is signed to Azica Records along with guitar luminaries David Leisner and Jason Vieaux. Jonathanâs critically-acclaimed album Massif Trio Plays Schumann, Schubert and Strauss is distributed internationally by Naxos. It can be ...
I have been playing lead guitar since 2004 (bass guitar and drums since 2006) and have invested my life into the creative process. Over the said amount of time, I have been applying my technique to genres such as heavy metal, jazz, blues, funk, classical, and anything in between. I have written over 30 original works which include guitar, bass, drum, and vocal scores. Once the work is completed, I would proceed to creatively construct in a one-on-one or group scenario. I have also been student teacher and guitarist for the Standley Lake High School jazz band. The jazz band at Standley Lake regularly played clinics in which professional jazz musician's would critique the group on a particular set. This would include breaking it down to the single musician's parts and pin pointing strengths
You, the student, are always the most important part of the lesson. Whatever you wish to get out of playing is what I want to help you achieve. The lessons I teach are always about what your goals and interests are. Here is a quick overview of what will/can be covered:
Basics such as how to hold your guitar and a pick, or how to play finger style if that's what you're interested in. How to properly fret a note, how to do hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides, finger-tapping, and sweep picking.
Scales, chords, the names of strings, the names of your notes, how and why certain scales and chords go together, rhythm, strumming, chord theory, etc. Any time you wish to learn a song you enjoy we will cover that as well.
The most important thing to me in giving you lessons is that you are enjoying the time learning the instrument.
You, the student, are always the priority in my lessons. Every student receives material specifically designed to fit their interests, needs, skill level, and pace. We are all different, and learn in different ways. You deserve a lesson plan that is built just for you. John T.studied with a private guitar instructor, and bass instructor. Two times he broke the Guinness Record for Fastest Guitar Player. John T.'s school, Dr. Hot Licks' School of Rock and Metal has been awarded the title of "Best in Instrumental Music Instruction" two years in a row by the Westminster Award Program. Volkswagen hired T. to take part in an internet ad campaign called "Fast Vs. Fast." Currently, John T.plays in three bands here in Denver. Rock and metal are what John grew up on. This music is his ...
"Steven is very professional and extremely helpful. He always has a smile on and is serious about helping you phrase the music. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
"It's been really exciting so far! Jordan has been so helpful, so knowledgeable. I could not have found a better instructor and I'm getting better and better every day."
"My daughter's wedding was weeks away and I had never been able to dance a step. With Jenny's help, I came further than ever before in such short time in any subject."