John Slaughter

John S.

Houston, TX

Lesson Details

Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner
Rock/Pop....Taught Rock Band at KIPP Houston High School for 5 yrs. Taught song construction and improvisation. Beginners will learn basic chords, terminology, instrument maintenance and application of chord progressions to learn songs. Those who wish to continue after that, will learn the basics of melody writing.
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About

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John delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 11 to 60

Teaching since:
February 2005

John taught a fundamental rock band class at KIPP Houston High School for five years. He earned an AAS in Audio Engineering and has been teaching guitar and bass guitar for over ten years. John teaches left handed students as well as right handed students. (Not a "learn to shred" class)

*** Lesson Details ***
From beginning to end, you'll learn about chords and how to construct them; you'll learn scales and how they interact with each other; you'll learn how to put your ideas together and create a song.

*** Locations ***
Lessons are taught in my home. I'm no longer able to travel for lessons

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide all handouts and charts student will need. Student needs guitar/bass, pen and paper

*** Specialties ***
rock/pop, blues

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Experience

Rock Band Director
Aug 2005 - Jun 2010
KIPP Houston High School

Created rock bands from selected high school students. Showed them how to play, write songs, co-exist in a band setting, set up and tear down stage equipment and even put on a show.

Education

AAS in Audio Engineering
Aug 2007 - Aug 2009
Houston Community College

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

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2 Reviews

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Dwight Feb 27, 2017
Guitar · In studio

John's a nice guy , who helped me with some start-up basics, as well as helping me get a better idea of what techniques, scales, and chords to use, that would help me play the music I want to. Knowledgeable, and patient. Highly recommend you check him out.

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Monica O. May 3, 2013
Music Performance ·

I enjoy the lessons

Even though I am not familiar to music (other than listening), John has been very patient with me. He makes sure that we don't go too fast or too slow on the teaching/learning process. One of the best things about John is that he welcomes any questions or concerns I may have. So even if I don't make it to be a Famous Rock Star, John is there to teach me to learn to play like one. Thanks John!!!

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