All styles - strumming, fingerpicking
All genres - pop, folk, blues, rock, R&B, singer/songwriter, classical, world, etc.
David enjoys teaching students from all different backgrounds and levels of proficiency. Whether you are just starting out or a virtuoso shredder in the making, he is happy to teach you! Over all, he is fairly laid back, as long as you practice. He usually combines work with reading off of the treble clef (what he likens to "eating your vegetables." You may not want to do it, but it will make you a healthier musician!) with learning more popular songs (or songs the student says they would like to learn) through tablature and chord charts, depending on the style of the song.
David is also very pro music theory. He usually incorporates music theory into the curriculum in conjunction with the material already being discussed. He is also very knowledgeable about composition/songwriting, and if the student is interested in learning more about this area, he is happy to share what he knows!
The foundation of music lessons is good ears and good time feel (groove). These are skills that all the best musicians have. That, along with some study of guitar basics will cover about half of our lesson time. The other half should be devoted to the kind of music that inspired you to look me up. My hope is that you will become a well rounded musician and guitar player, and that I can show you some music I think is cool. I also hope you bring in cool stuff I've never heard of, and then I can show you how to play it :-)
I also enjoy preparing for auditions, and competing for placement in school ensembles and for scholarships.
From Beginner to Advanced - All Ages
Well structured lesson plan covering all aspects of music, and specifically designed to help you reach your individual goals.
Styles taught: Rock, funk, jazz, country, blues, fusion, folk, R&B, and classical
Francesca has played guitar for 25 years. She can tailor lessons to any style comfortably with a background in classical and commercial music.
I am versitile in a variety of styles of guitar from rock, metal and pop to classical. Additionally I have experience teaching Suzuki method.
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