John Seyfried
Langley, WA
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John Seyfried

John S.

Langley, WA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Guitar lessons, or any music lessons, are about sound and understanding it in a way that is comfortable and fun for the student so that they can apply it as they wish. I don't force students to learn how to read music, in fact, I let them choose the lesson and only guide them if the lessons are not getting slowly but surely harder and more challenging in more than one way. The principle goal is for the student to understand sound, how it can work by moving your hand or just one finger, the difference that can make to the sound, and again, how to apply that sound in a musical context. This applies to both chords, lines, harmony and melody, the works. I teach Jazz Guitar Primarily, but have been playing over 15 years (guitar) and 23 years (piano). I have a wealth of knowledge of theory which I do believe to be extremely valuable, but only after the student is able to comprehend the sounds they are playing, and, of course, if they have questions. I believe lessons are an exchange between the student and teacher - both learn something new every class, and I hope to inspire my students to the degree that the will have many questions - as time goes on, hopefully they will be able to answer many of these questions themselves. Thank you for your time, and I hope I get to meet you and get to work learning music!

About John S.

Hello! My name is John S., and I've been teaching for about ten years now. I was born in Brooklyn, NYC in the summer of 1991 so I was still in my teens (albeit late) when I started teaching. I'm also a working musician and regularly play shows with more than a few groups, ranging from jazz and blues to funk to extreme metal to rock, classical, experimental, and back again. I also frequently play as a soloist and 'improvise' pieces loosely based around musical concepts or ideas. Aside from that I'm a writer, an avid practitioner of MMA, though I can't say I'm all that good, and I need to go camping once a year to survive, at the very least. I've been told I'm a fairly easy going teacher and I can say that's true to a degree - I let students learn in the way that is most comfortable for them, and in the process, the way that is most effective for them to learn the curriculum or material that they are learning about at the time. Hopefully you'll consider me as a teacher - I promise I'm not too harsh. Take care everyone!

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Education

Bachelor of Arts
Sep 2010 - Jul 2014

Pace University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Portuguese

Limited Proficiency

Russian

Limited Proficiency

Spanish

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

TEFL & TESOL
Mar 2017

iTTT

"Successful completion of 120 hour online TEFL and TESOL certification, which successfully acknowledges that John Nolasco S. has been awarded this 'Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language'".

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