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Andre L.
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Beginner, Intermediate
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Beginner, Intermediate
In starting guitar, students will be first shown basic fundamentals of guitar such as how to properly tune their instrument with a tuner so they will always be able to hear their guitar correctly. Learning simple melodies of songs for the average beginner guitarist serves itself to be the first useful method of great fretboard familiarity and to acquire dexterity. Basic beginner chords are then taught to learn to play a few of their favorite songs in a simple format as well as basic power chords that are most commonly used in rock songs. As the student progresses to an intermediate level, songs that more closely relate to the students' original goals will be incorporated into lessons and the students' home practice routine (which serves a great purpose in order to develop the skills to attain their musical goals). At this level, students will also become introduced to ear training and learning more complex melodies by ear. At an advanced level, students can expect to learn far more advance material because of the skills they have been able to build through lessons and good practice. Students inevitably begin to grow more self sufficient in learning songs that they are motivated to learn whether by ear, tablature, or notation and are usually able to transcribe music on their own. Students who keep up the above mentioned practices and utilization of the above mentioned resources will have found by this point that they have indeed reached their musical goals and often further advance their studies on their own. Some resources I like to incorporate Into lessons are often downloadable apps such as "Amazing Slow Downer", "Spotify", "YouTube", and "Tabs" to name a few. Students should ideally be ready for lessons with their guitar, a guitar pick, and guitar tuner.
About Andre L.

My name is Andre, I currently reside in Asheville, NC, and I pride myself in being the best teacher to all of my students because I want to have them succeed in all they do! I'm a goal oriented, passionate, and motivated individual who also thoroughly believes learning music should be fun and easy! I received a bachelors degree in music education in 2011 which has helped me be able to facilitate a great career in teaching as well as performing. I have been able to travel the world performing for a variety of artists and bands to the help of my long prior performance background of 20+ years. Being able to perform to large crowds and travel around the world and teach are my favorite ways in being able to share the gift of music. I help my students to find self-motivation so that they will be able to watch themselves grow as musicians. I enjoy helping budding musicians to achieve self-confidence in playing their instrument(s) as well by creating as many musical performance experiences as possible and encouraging them to see live performances.  My goal is to instill the passion, drive, and energy that music has brought into my own life into the lives of others. I want to be a part of my students’ musical journey. I want my students to feel proud of their musical successes and teach them all that I can while constantly reminding them that you can do and achieve anything you put your mind to.  "Success follows doing what YOU WANT to do." *** Lesson Details *** I like to have my students in a relaxed learning environment. Music is totally something to have fun with as you learn it.  Students should always be prepared with the necessary tools that are needed for all lessons (i.e. pencil, instrument, lesson book, any material handed out at previous lessons, etc.). Students can expect to start learning from the minute they walk into their lesson until the very end. Students should come into lessons with a positive energy! *** Specialties *** I can teach many different styles of music ranging from classical, baroque, jazz, big band, contemporary, pop, alternative rock, hard rock, classic rock, electronic dance music, funk, R&B, Soul, Blues, hip-hop and much more! With an array of different learning techniques, we will work together to help you acquire the playing techniques you'll need to learn to play your favorite styles of music.

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Andre made my first lesson very easy. He's willing to answered questions and very informative. Can't wait for my next lesson.

Posted May 2, 2016
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Excellent and thorough! Extremely knowledgeable and helpful! Very patient and cares about student centered learning! I would highly recommend Andre!

Posted Apr 20, 2016
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So far it has been a great experience for my daughter learning the piano with Andre. Andre is very patient with my 5 years old and I believe she is enjoying the experience based on his patient approach with Noelle.

Posted Apr 17, 2016
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Experience
Music instrument instructor
Jul 2012 - Jun 2017
School Of Rock
Education
Bachelors in Music Education
Aug 2007 - May 2011
Five Towns College
Affiliations
American Federation of Musicians
Dec 2015
A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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