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Christian L.
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Learn guitar in no time with expert guidance from an experienced guitarist and teacher
My main focus throughout my career can be broken down into 3 categories: -Technique -Knowledge of the fretboard -Chord and Scale knowledge I guarantee that if you are comfortable with these 3 areas, you will be able to play whatever you want, any style, any genre. Of course once the basics are finished we can then move into the specifics of your chosen style or chosen combination of styles. For example: -Jazz- We would start to focus more on larger chord voicings as well as a more complex scale language. Heavy emphasis on improvising -Blues- Less of an emphasis on chords and more on soloing, specifically articulation techniques like bending, sliding, vibrato, legato (hammer ons/pull offs), basically all of the things that will make you sound "bluesy" -Singer/Songwriter- Less emphasis on lead playing and more on keys, chord voicing, and chord progressions. Also song structure and melodic note choice. -Metal- Heavy emphasis on techniques such as hybrid picking, alternate picking, sweep picking, two-hand tapping, etc. Rhythm and ear training also becomes more important as many of the riffs you find in metal are not always in a key or based on simple rhythms. They instead come from what you think sounds good in your head. As you can see, your path as a "metal" guitarist can and will probably be different from the path of a "singer-songwriter" guitarist. They both, however, start from the same 3 concepts.
About Christian L.

My name is Christian L. and I am a guitar/music instructor in the Orlando area. My interest in guitar began when I was 12 years old and blossomed into a full time obsession about 3 years later when I started playing small gigs as a solo guitarist playing simple jazz and classical pieces for small art clubs and events. Alongside gigging, I also began teaching guitar, ear training, and music theory when I turned 18 and have been teaching full time ever since. During that time I also spent 4 years in music school for classical guitar. Currently I spend my time teaching, recording, and performing various styles including rock, jazz, pop, hip-hop, musical theater, metal, and country. Throughout the 10+ years I have been an instructor I believe I have refined my teaching style to be as versatile as possible to accommodate any learning style a student may have. I am capable of teaching all styles of guitar at any skill level with an emphasis on ear training and general knowledge of guitar techniques. Slight disclaimer in regards to lesson length, price, and student interest: I have a teaching structure that I find to be quite rewarding for myself and the students I have had. My lessons do not have a maximum time limit, meaning a lesson could go for 2 hours, if that is what the student wanted, for the same price as a 45 min lesson. This may sound strange in that I would be losing out on a large amount of potential money but the simple answer is this: I love music and guitar as well as teaching music and guitar. If we are in the middle of a great topic that you, the student, are really interested in, there is no way that I am simply going to stop talking about it when the "timer" stops and there is no way I am going to charge you more for getting into a topic you want to learn. I find that students who spend more time in the lessons tend to become more interested in guitar and thus, better at playing. I do have to instill a minimum time limit of 45 mins however, any less is honestly just not enough time to get anything worth while accomplished. One last thing, music and guitar have made up the majority of my daily routine for the past 10 or so years and have literally paid for everything that I currently own as I have never had any other type of job. What this means is that I take the craft very seriously and I project that in the lessons. Basically, if you are genuinely interested in learning guitar and music at any skill level, I will show you everything I possibly can to let you meet your goals. However, if you do not take it seriously, as in you don't pick up or even think about the guitar except for lesson days, the lessons may quickly feel pointless. For more information on what I teach, feel free to look into the category entitled "Guitar" as well as any of the other subcategories that you are interested in.

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Christian is an amazing human being who's passion for music and teaching is contagious! I have learned so much within the last 3 months with him than I have my entire music career! If you come across this review and are looking for a guitar teacher, don't think twice. Give it go and see where this amazing journey can take you! Best wishes!

Posted Jul 6, 2022
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Taking lessons with Christian has been a really phenomenal experience. He takes time to make difficult concepts easy to understand and tailors the lessons and curriculum to his students' learning styles and schedules. Really above and beyond as a guitar teacher!

Posted Apr 14, 2022
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I had an awesome first lesson with Christian, and I intend to have many more. He is clear and thorough in his explanations, he checks in to ensure I'm understanding his instruction, and he is genuine in his efforts to help me reach my goals. I'm looking forward to having my guitar technique and knowledge improve under his instruction.

Posted Apr 12, 2021
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Guitar instructor
Jun 2007 - Present
Privately (In-person and online)
I have taught thousands of lessons to hundreds of people over the past 15 years This includes students of all ages and of all levels of experience, from teenagers just starting out to professional touring players. I currently focus on teaching students online or at their homes in the Orlando area. For an example of my teaching style, check out the videos below. I also run a guitar instructional Patreon called LoG's Guitar Extravaganza.
Performance
Mar 2005 - Present
Self-Employeed
Hundreds of Jazz/Classical gigs. Solo performances as well as small ensemble in locations throughout south west Florida and Miami, including: Solo work at the Miami International Guitar Festival Solo Recital at Florida Gulf Coast University Trio work at the Guitar Sarasota Showcase Concert Solo work at the 2007 Presidents Concert at FGCU Solo work at the Naples Wine Festival Hundreds of Rock (electric guitar oriented) gigs with three original groups and two cover groups throughout Florida. Locations include Naples, Sarasota, Ft. Myers, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa, and Gainesville, including: 2009-2013 New Years at the Marco Island Marriot (crowd of 500+) Showcase concert at Germain Arena, Estero Fl. Cornerstone Strawberry Music Festival, Naples Fl. 10 theater contracts including "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" (Guitar, 2010) "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" (Guitar/Banjo, 2011) "All Shook Up" (Guitar 1, 2012) "The Great American Trailer Park Musical" (Guitar, 2013) "Camp Rock" (Guitar 1, 2014) "Showtime" (Guitar, 2014) "Brooklyn the Musical" (Guitar, 2015) "They're Playing Our Song" (Guitar, 2015) "Legally Blonde" (Guitar, Mandolin, 2015) "Catch Me If You Can" (Guitar, Banjo, 2016) Performance of "Classic Country Western Pops 3" with the Southwest Florida Symphony at Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall. Multiple studio sessions The Music Lab Studios as well as Starke Lake Studios covering guitar and bass parts. Currently performing at the House of Blues Sunday Gospel Brunch. I have also had one of my original pieces licensed out to the Samsung Corporation for a nationwide product promotion. Writer, producer, and band leader for 3 original groups: Cloudless, Eliot and the Evening Noose, and Galia Social. My full instructional method can also be found on my Patreon and YouTube.
Guitar Instructor
Jan 2006 - Sep 2012
MorningStar Music
During my stay at Morningstar Music, I averaged 19 students a week from 2006-2012 with the lightest week being around 10 students and the heaviest being around 30 students. During this time, I taught over 6,000 private guitar lessons with an age range from 5-82 years. Dozens of students with an average duration of 2 years, longest being 6+ years
Classical Guitar
Aug 2006 - Apr 2010
Bower School of Music at Florida Gulf Coast University
English
Native Proficiency

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