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I teach all levels of guitar lessons, from beginner to advanced professional...in all styles, except classical/flamenco.
Brian has been teaching guitar to students of all ages in the Los Angeles area for more than 20 years. With a broad range of musical skills and performing experience that include Rock, Jazz, Blues and Folk music, Brian brings his boundless enthusiasm and love of the guitar into the studio with each of his students, who learn an approach to learning music that includes technique, music theory, performance as well the skill to sing and play. Students of all ages are welcome!
Brian's teaching philosophy, in his own words:
I focus on four areas that I think are essential to being a good music teacher:
* the uniqueness of each student;
* the fact that enjoyment (fun!) maximizes learning;
* the importance of proper technique and an understanding of music theory to build self-confidence;
* the development of musicianship through performance.
EACH STUDENT IS UNIQUE:
My first interest with each new student is to discover how he or she learns, and then to apply ...
I design my guitar lessons around each individual student and strive to keep the lesson light and enjoyable while also aiming for a high standard of education. Whether you are looking to play for pleasure at home,around the campfire,or want to learn practical music theory for composition and/or improvisation. I have instruction programs for all levels and styles from beginner to advanced and from ages 7 years on up.
I specialize in providing a great foundation for learning the instrument. Too many students, new to the guitar, get frustrated and quit after just a few lessons, because it falls short of their expectations and they find they are not progressing. I make certain to keep the enthusiasm intact through the entire learning process by making sure the student is actually playing the instrument. I like to think of my method as "Fast Track to Playing Guitar"; my goal is to keep the student's interest in the instrument at a sustained level while they are grasping the fundamentals. Because I teach Voice as well, and have made a living accompanying myself on the guitar, I can combine those attributes for my students, if they desire to accompany themselves while singing. I find that many of my students really enjoy that option, and I have uncovered many a student who had never thought of themselves as a vocalist, singing and playing with astounding results... My success rate of having my students ...
In 10 years of teaching the guitar, I've guided students from their first encounter with the instrument through professional performance and college study. I love teaching the guitar because it has such versatility as a solo, accompanying, or ensemble instrument across virtually every style of music.
Studying the guitar with me can be as focused or as broad as needed for each student. I always include history and theory within my lessons. Regardless of whether the student is interested primarily in the music of Bach, Duke Ellington, The Beatles or Prince, having a context for how music is created and fits into the larger story is integral to musical development.
Quick results, song based lessons. Emphasis on play based learning for children. Emphasis on teaching you what you want to learn for adults.
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