- 5 Students
- 45 mins.
Gain confidence switching between chords and licks
Practice strumming and fingerpicking patterns
Learn new chords, such as the F chord
A reliable internet connection
A laptop or desktop computer if you’re joining from home. The Google Chrome web browser is recommended for computer users
A tablet or smartphone if you’re on-the-go. The TakeLessons app (for Android or iPhone) is required for smartphone users
A built-in or external webcam
This class will show you how to play guitar licks alongside chords, switching seamlessly back and forth between strumming and picking. You’ll start with small sections before moving onto playing an entire song with the help of an instructor. You’ll also get to learn a few new chords to add to your repertoire!
My ability to play almost any genre of music is the fruit of past experience playing with an impressive variety of music groups, including jazz combos, symphony orchestras, Andean world music ensembles, and several rock and pop groups as well. As a studio guitarist I have recorded for various artists including Jaci Velasquez, Carlos Ponce, Alexandre Pires, and Noelia.
I have been playing an instrument since the 4th grade (cello) and, as I learned more about how music works, was slowly able to pick-up a greater variety instruments with an increasing degree of ease. In high school, I decided to pick-up the guitar just to "have fun and rock out". I joined a band, played in the high school orchestra, joined the high school jazz band and began to practice songwriting and cover songs. Still, it was not until after I took my first class on music theory that I knew how much I not only loved the thrill of playing music but the discovery of how it worked. With this experience I can show you or your child why learning an instrument can be not only an exciting experience but an interesting and enthralling one as well.
I pride myself in taking a students learning needs and using that as my basis for their specific lesson plan, always on a case-by-case basis, tailored to each individual student. Everyone is at a different waypoint on their path so why would I use a predetermined formula to try and help them, am I right? I am excited to meet and grow with every single one of you, let's learn to love the life we have and let our studies become radiant!