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I have been teaching electric and acoustic guitar for 30 years.
We work on sight reading, ear training, and theory.
I have my own book that goes from beginner to advanced.
I teach finger-picking, modal, tunings, jazz, barre chords and lots of other styles.
I have an easy style and like my students to enjoy their lessons.
Focusing on basic techniques and music theory. Focus on Chords and strumming for rhythm guitar players and Scales for lead guitar players.
All styles - strumming, fingerpicking
All genres - pop, folk, blues, rock, R&B, singer/songwriter, classical, world, etc.
Brian has been teaching guitar to students of all ages in the Los Angeles area for more than 20 years. With a broad range of musical skills and performing experience that include Rock, Jazz, Blues and Folk music, Brian brings his boundless enthusiasm and love of the guitar into the studio with each of his students, who learn an approach to learning music that includes technique, music theory, performance as well the skill to sing and play. Students of all ages are welcome!
Brian's teaching philosophy, in his own words:
I focus on four areas that I think are essential to being a good music teacher:
* the uniqueness of each student;
* the fact that enjoyment (fun!) maximizes learning;
* the importance of proper technique and an understanding of music theory to build self-confidence;
* the development of musicianship through performance.
EACH STUDENT IS UNIQUE:
My first interest with each new student is to discover how he or she learns, and then to apply ...
Learn popular styles for the guitar. Rhythm techniques, lead playing in rock and blues contexts, folk and blues finger picking styles, reggae and Island styles. Learn to memorize the notes on the fret board in a friendly and fun method to prepare for reading music notation and chord charts. I also stress the importance of developing your ear, and how to play by ear with fun and interactive secret tricks.
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