Learn to play the Guitar quickly! In no time at all you could be jamming to your favorite tunes or putting together a band with your friends. Don't waste time learning complicated and boring things that you will never use. My lessons are designed to be FUN and get you playing right away, whether you are a beginner or want to finally master that guitar solo.
I can be as sophisticated as needed, or as bare bones as needed. I am here to cater to the individuals' preferred method of learning. I believe in building a strong foundation, and will only push you as far as you can handle. We will move forward at a pace that fits with the individual, as some learn faster than others and some are able to devote more time than others. I am here to help you along the musical path of your choosing. If you are unsure of what musical path to embark on, yet you know you just want to get started, I will do my best to open your ears and eyes to all of the possibilities that potentially lie ahead.
I have been teaching on and off since 2005, and consistently since mid 2012. I use a number of materials from Musicians Institute curriculum (the school which I graduated from) and have also worked from various Hal Leonard and Mel Bay beginner books. My teaching philosophy is to exploit the origin; meaning one must have a full understanding of what comes ...
wonderful books for ages 5 through Adult. Also a great way for the very young to sing and read music while playing an instrument. Can be taught to read music, may also learn by Tablature. Books can also take in your specific interests, rock, jazz, country, etc.
If you want to get started with guitar, I'm the one you've been looking for. I'll get you started with basic theory, then I'll gradually move on to more advanced topics. I have a good background in this subject. I've actually taught this subject to a student who already had seven years experience; he didn't know how to put chords together in the right way. Guitar can be fun!
I like to teach by breaking down songs my students want to learn. My students learn the fundamentals of music through playing the songs they like. Want to know how to play "Hotel California"? Looks like we're going over bar chords and the difference between major and minor chords. Itching to solo like Clapton? We'll need to learn the pentatonic scale forms, how they fall on the neck, and all about the blues as a music form. Digging Bruno Mars' "Treasure"? That's a good introduction to 7th chords and chord inversions. We can study music together to learn theory instead of going the other way around.
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