I love to help anyone who has been told they're not able to play guitar, has quit out of frustration, or been told they're too old or too young to play.
*** Lesson Details ***
Each lesson is customized to your learning style and different for everyone depending on what you want to learn. Most of my students like to learn from scratch which would include the following:
In the first 3 lessons you will learn basic guitar fundamentals, basic 1-4-5 song progressions (the stuff that 85% of all music we listen to is made up of), left hand / right hand coordination, picking techniques, how to strum, mute, & play notes on the guitar.
We can play as a band too. When you are ready, I love to bring out the drum or backing tracks to your favorite artists songs while you play guitar and I play what your not, giving you the feel of a live group situation that can make learning at your lesson more fun.
Genres include Acoustic, Blues, Country, R&B, Funk, Latin, Jazz, Rock, Pop and more.
*** Studio Equipment ***
My Line 6 Spider Jam will take any wave file and speed up or slow down the tempo and lower or higher the key to your preference.
Great transposing tool
Electric Ibanez Guitar s470dxqm
Acoustic Taylor 110CE
Classical Cordoba model 20
Amp Mesa Boogie Nomad 100 watt combo all tube
Amp Line 6 Spider Jam
Effects Roland GR-55
Microphone Audio Technica AT 2035
Microphone Peavey I-101
Operating System WIndows 7 64 bit edition
Recording Software Presonus Audiobox USB with Studio1
Mixer Alto ZMX 862 Zephyr Series
Hercules HD Webcam
Camcorder Sony HDCRX430V
*** Specialties ***
I have studied under virtuoso Rex Carroll from Atlantic Records signed band Fierce Heart & another famous band he was in was Whitecross, Shawn Gette who is in the band Forbidden Symphony, who in his words once took over a gig for Steve Vai and the American Guitar Academy.
I started out playing acoustic rhythm and now play lead guitar.
Owner, teacher and operator doing all functionality required to run Don't Give Up Guitar Lessons.
Started out playing bass guitar for two years and then moved up to playing electric lead guitar, and acoustic rhythm leading Worship.
A course taught by Loren Hamar using Musicians Institute Curicculum and recitals to be completed for the term taught off-site.
A weekend workshop taught by columnist for Acoustic Fingerstyle magazine John Standefer. He also was the winner of the 2002 National Fingerstyle Guitar Contest and open division winner of the 2004 International Home of the Legends Competition.