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I have taught all levels, using the methods of Giuliani, Carcassi and Sor. Also I encourage my students to develop a basic repertoire for performance, a knowledge of theory and fundamentals.
I have three degrees in classical guitar. I've studied with many preeminent guitarists; Lily Afshar, Federic Hand and Douglas Niedt
Classical guitars can differ from other guitars. You tend to learn to play classical guitar differently from other guitar styles. The classical guitars six strings comprise of the bass strings which are nylon wrapped in brass wire and the treble (lower) strings made from nylon. It is a wooden bodies instrument. It includes no electronics at all.
A classical guitarist is not just a person who plays a classical repertoire. It is also very important the way he plays. A classical guitarist plucks the strings with the fingers from his right hand and doesn't use any pick. There are also some recommendations about the position of the body that make a classical guitarist different from other guitarists.
Classical guitar has a very rich history, using nylon string guitars in small ensembles (chamber) as well as solo compositions. Playing classical guitar is very unique, in which it involves finger picking instead of using a pick/plectrum. Some of the great composers date back to the 17th century.
For classical guitar the first thing I do when I meet a student is to interview the student and find out why they want to learn how to play the guitar and what are some of their goals. Then I find out what style of music they would like to learn. I have the student come up with ten songs they would like to learn. I take this information and structure future guitar lessons around the essential elements of these songs. I design each lesson to teach the specific skills required to learn those songs. I create an organized binder guitar workbook and having a teaching degree I create all of the lessons to meet each students individual needs that include lessons on theory, technique, chords, rhythm, scales, arpeggios, songs, song form, and exercises etc. I use a color coded method to teach scales, chords and theory that I created that help students not only understand scales but also they are able to see visually where chords come from. I break down each song into easy digestible parts so ...
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