I have a master's degree in musical education. My main instrument is guitar, and I have played in rock groups, studied classical guitar with a student of Pepe Romero, and am a solid blues player. Receiving my NYS teaching certificate has allowed me to teach band and lessons in public and private schools for twelve years. I have taught most band instruments in these settings, as well as a beginning guitar class and a guitar ensemble. In my younger years, and while in college studying music, I have developed great piano skills as well.
*** Lesson Details ***
I will cater to your musical taste while teaching technique and theory. You will be led through the skills of noted reading, chord fingerings, scale shapes and their application, while learning music you like in a structured lesson. I keep things laid back and humorous as lessons should be something to look forward to, not another chore.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Finished basement: guitars, chairs, stands, amps
Living room: piano
*** Travel Equipment ***
I would provide my own instrument, if I have the particular one, staff paper for writing anything down.
They would provide their instrument, any lesson books, instrument supplies (reeds, oils, etc.) and a stand (if at their house).
*** Specialties ***
Guitar: beg to adv
Piano and sax: beg to inter
I am a guitarist who specializes in rock and blues. I have classical guitar training at the college level. I have taught band methods for the past 10 years.