- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
- September 2011
I have been playing guitar for 10 years and have played bass guitar and ukulele for 3. I have taken lessons for years, am currently studying music at St. Charles community college where I plan to transfer upon the completion of my associates degree, as well as teaching others. I regularly attend open mic nights and have played at coffeehouses and other venues around st. Louis/ st. Charles area including the plush, the Oprah house, and others. My lessons will depend on the playing ability of the student. In general for beginners, I start by teaching them the basics about their instruments as well as teaching them to read tabs and chord charts. I then teach a small group of chords that will enable them to play along with popular songs that they would enjoy allowing them to begin serious practice early. I will teach students songs of their choice gradually building up their knowledge of chords and working on various rhythms. Once the student has mastered basic chords I would like to move into theory, ear training, scales etc. in order to have them truly understand the music they are playing. However, I recognize these principles are intimidating to beginners or intermediate players and will not push these concepts until the student is ready. Because I am fairly young it is easy for me to communicate with younger students. I urge the reader to not take this as immaturity, I speak proper English and am more than knowledgeable enough to teach middle-aged or older students. My lessons are catered to the specific student and I spend a lot of time working outside of lessons to enrich the learning experience for my students. Students should take lessons with me because I truly want to share the gift of music with my students. My rates are generally cheaper than other teachers, I am willing to travel to my students. But more importantly, introducing music to others and helping them progress is what I'm here to do. Frankly, I would teach for free if i didn't have bills to pay.
*** Travel Equipment ***
Student does not need to provide anything. They can use one of my instruments during lessons. However I strongly urge them to have their own instruments in order to practice on their own.
*** Specialties ***
Stringed instruments bass guitar, guitar, ukulele. improvisation/soloing, rhythm guitar, ear training, and theory.
Issac has been a great teacher for us. He is working with a 13 year old and her grandmother. He explains everything and shows us how to do things the correct way. And when we're having trouble with something he is very patient. He makes it easy to learn. We are very happy with our lessons with Issac.+ Read More