Classical, steel string acoustic and electric guitar lessons. I played my first guitar around the age of 13, discovered it was difficult to learn on my own, and decided to take lessons at a local music store. My teacher was excellent and had me playing songs very early on in the lessons. It was fun! I believe this is one of the most important ways to instill a love for music and maintain the motivation to continue playing.
It carried me through everything from getting up in front of my friends to play, a garage band, playing gigs and my degree in music!
In college, I learned to play classical guitar at an advanced level in addition to becoming a decent piano, marimba and drum set player. That takes a fair bit of motivation which, believe me, I wouldn't have had if I didn't truly enjoy it. My passion for music might have been dampened if teachers were not able to help me enjoy learning the often challenging methods for playing musical instruments.
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Country, Blues, Folk, Rock, Jazz and Pop
I believe first and foremost in supporting and developing what musically inspires a student’s decision to study and play music. In order to fully develop control, musicality and understanding of the music language, it is important to focus on several components including music theory (scale and harmonic structure/function and rhythm), style, ear-training, reading and performance skills.
Expectations of Students
Like any aspect of life, consistency and patience are two very important qualities to posses when working towards a goal. The duration of each practice session is proportional to the level of the student. Learning how to practice efficiently with your instrument is key for adherence and success in obtaining your goals.
I am an experienced, educated, professional guitar player with a background in rock, blues, worship, jazz, classical, contemporary, country, and folk guitar. I have played/led for numerous worship teams, independent bands, and ensembles which are detailed in my "about me" section. I graduated Magna-Cum Laude from UTA with a bachelors degree in Music-Media with guitar as my primary performing instrument. I am the worship leader for Living Life Church, a private guitar instructor, an intern under Brad Nyght at The Bakery Studio, and a freelance musician/producer/composer.
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