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Students will utilizing standard music notation and guitar tablature while learning familiar songs, proper technique, and music theory. Students are required to have their own guitar, lesson book (Hal Leonard's Guitar Method, Complete Edition), guitar picks, and all other necessary supplies, and bring them to each lesson.
Justin is an active composer and tenor soloist based in Jacksonville, Florida. Justin holds an Associate of Arts degree from Brevard Community College (now Eastern Florida State College) in Cocoa, Florida, and is pursuing his Bachelor of Music Education and Bachelor of Music Performance degrees at University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida. Justin currently holds the position of Choral Librarian and Assistant Conductor of the Osprey Men’s Chorus at the University of North Florida under the guidance and mentorship of Frank Watkins and Cara Tasher, which has allowed him the opportunity to perform under such conductors as Simon Halsey, Rollo Dilworth, Sandra Snow, and Simon Carrington.
Basic Popular Guitar:
Introduction: The Guitar and its parts
The right position (left and right hand)
How to use the pick
Down Stroke Strumming
The diagram and Tabs
Harmonic Progression Reading
Repertoire (Easy American & Children Songs)
Intermediate Popular Guitar:
Up- an downstroke Strumming
Chords: Bridges, Substitutes, Altered, and Bar-chords
Repertoire (American, Latino & International Songs)
Advance Popular Guitar:
Chords: Dominant 7, Minor 7 chords, Major 7, Minor 7, Diminished, ½ Diminished, Add 9, Add 6, 7th-5th, 6th/9th
Repertoire (Other American & International Songs)
"The Total Rock Guitarist" Method (by: Tobias Hurwitz)
Easy & Advance Chords
The Pentatonic Scale
The Art of Improvisation
Music Reading (tablature & music notation)
I completed musical studies at the Conservatory of Music of San Juan, Puerto Rico and graduated MAGNA CUM LAUDE, with Majors in Musical Education and as a Performing Artist. I am a qualified bilingual Music Instructor. I have performed as a guitarist with several orchestras, musical groups, bands and as classical guitar soloist I have given numerous recitals and concerts. I have worked as a Music Educator at the Social & Pedagogic Academic Institutes teaching pedagogic & didactic principles to teachers and at the same time I have been teaching classical and popular guitar at all levels and ages at several other music schools. I wrote a guitar method âMELODIC GUITARâ for beginners from 7 years of age and up, and this method has been translated from Papiamentu into the English and
Theory, Harmony, Fretboard Mastery, all aspects of guitar and related equipment. Fingerstyle, Lead guitar, Composing and writing songs for Pop, Rock, Jazz, and Country Genres. "Get it under your fingers fast the G.I.T. way." Integrated approach so you can sing, play, and strum with ease. Songwriting for today's styles.
I worked for Eddie Van Halen for five years in the 1990's in the Beverly Hills area of Los Angeles and was instrumental in providing help with development of the Peavey Wolfgang and Wolfgang Special Guitar by providing feedback on the prototypes Eddie was designing at the time. I learned a lot from Eddie and his brother Alex about music and the music industry. (All you have to do is pay attention! ) I have played in bands from Hollywood to Toronto and back both as a singer songwriter and guitarist. I bring the Musicians Institute way to the table and get things up and running quickly. I help students get it under their fingers fast and get it right the first time. I believe in sharing the happiness of making music with anyone who loves music and the guitar in particular. I do my very
I have been teaching for 41 years and opened 14 music schools. Ages 3-96. Taught and performed in Michigan, Arizona and Florida. *** Lesson Details *** Everyone has the ability to learn. Do not let someone tell you different. It is either the wrong teacher or wrong method for you if you are having difficulty. It is never the student. I use many combined methods to fit the individual student accoring to their skill level, desires and overcoming any difficulties. I have two recitals a year and video tape them so the student can see and hear their progress. In addition to piano I also teach keyboard, organ, improve, stand up comedy, recording, and ballroom dance ( won grand nationals in tango ). *** Studio Equipment *** professional studio seating for parents yamaha ...
I have been playing guitar for about 15 years now and I have been a private instructor for about 8 years. I graduated from Douglas Anderson School of the Arts and studied under Don Casper. ATTENTION: For any of you looking to get accepted into the Lavilla middle school or DASOTA high school programs here in Jacksonville, I can help you get prepared for what is expected of you. I have held auditions for Mr. Casper at Lavilla and I took his guitar courses all 4 years of high school. So I know his program very well! During my years at DA I played in various bands ranging from classical guitar ensembles to big band jazz ensembles; performed in several musicals such as Cabaret, and Hair; and I was a member of the Florida All-State Big Band. I went on to graduate college from the ...
Guitar is my first instrument and I have been playing it for about 8 years. I can get anyone started and have them playing in a month. The lesson regime will usually partake in technique such as becoming fluid and comfortable with chord changes and scales and repertoire where the student will learn the music he/she desires to learn. I believe in giving students what they need to become the best they can be. I don't teach based on a rigid curriculum. I teach based off where the student is as a musician and help the student achieve the goals he/she is reaching for.
I have been teaching and helping people on this musical journey since January 2011. it pretty much started out with me just helping friends become better artists and better people. I enjoyed helping so much that I thought it would be a good idea to share the knowledge even more so I branched out through takelessons.com. I can teach beginner and intermediate levels in guitar, piano, and music theory.
"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."