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Keeping music and technique in balance - Learn how to enjoy performing - Find your own highest potential - Fall in love with music
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I am friendly and like to inspire my students to find their own best potential. Suitable challenges are fun and needed to keep the personal progress going on. "No suffering in my ...
I’m Dr Charles. I have been a guitarist since 1977. I began teaching guitar when I was earning my Masters degree in music education from Portland State University in 1998-1999. I also taught guitar privately while I was earning my doctorate in music from Florida Sate University and teaching music history and music analysis at the university as well. I earned my PhD in music in 2008. During my years in Tallahassee I served as a guitarist backing Charles Atkins, Florida’s most well-known blues and gospel singer. During that time I have helped numerous individuals maximize their talent on the guitar. I have worked with children, home-schoolers, teenagers who want to form bands, people who want to strum guitar in their church, people who want to write songs, and retired people ...
Music is almost more than a passion for me, it's how I hear the world! That guy singing the harmony to the crosswalk jingle? That's me.
Though my love for music began long before I ever picked up an instrument, I began taking guitar lessons at age 10. By age 12 I was writing music and by 13 I played my music at my first talent show with my band. In high school I started studying piano and voice, and performed with the Guitar Program, Jazz Ensemble and Men's Choir. I played solo and with multiple bands, playing rock, acoustic, jazz, rock, metal and classical guitar.
After High School I spent a year studying music at University of Oregon. Though I enjoyed my time at U of O, I left the next year and moved to Boston to study at the prestigious Berklee ...
I am a multi-instrumentalist who has made music the main focus of my life. I am interested in sharing my love of music with everyone who I meet, and find that teaching music and seeing it enrich the life of my student and their family is one of the most fulfilling things in my life.
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I like to teach in a well-rounded way. I teach technique, theory, and of course actual songs. I do everything I can to ensure that the student is having fun during the lesson, and hopefully during practice!
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I expect my students to provide their own instrument for any instruction. I can provide an instrument of my own and music stands.
All students must have their own metronome and tuner (if needed for their instrument).
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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.
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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 ...
My two passions in life are playing the piano and teaching. I have taught piano for the past six years alongside my full time job as a preschool and kindergarten teacher. I enjoying figuring out the different learning styles of each student and adapting the curriculum I use specifically to them. Everyone enjoys doing something they think they are good at doing. It is my goal to bring out the inner musician in each of my students by supplying them with knowledge and confidence so that they can truly enjoy playing the piano and excelling at it.
Please don't hesitate to drop me a note so we can chat about lessons. If my availability doesn't match up with your schedule, please let me know and I'm sure we can work something out.
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