Lars Rosager

Lars R.

Petaluma, CA
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Lesson Details

Blues Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Robert Johnson, Jimi Hendrix, how the blues may be played in a jazz context and in different modes (dominant vs. minor). 12-, 16-, 8-, and 10-bar forms will be covered.
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About

Lars delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 12 to 65 and special needs

Teaching since:
May 2003

I began to teach guitar at 16 years of age. I have taught seven- to 60-year-old students in a wide variety of styles. From age 12 to 21 I took private guitar lessons regularly. Now, I have a lesson every once in a while. I studied jazz guitar primarily with Randy Vincent, one of the San Francisco Bay Area's greatest guitar players. Aside from teaching lessons as a job, I have played guitar in many concerts and continue to do so. Before moving to San Francisco for university studies, I gained a lot of experience and valuable education with guitar. I played in the jazz bands in Junior High and High School. I went to four years of a week-long summer jazz camp called Jazz Camp West, where I took classes, played open mics and had fun with many musicians, making some good friends. I hold BA degrees in Music (Jazz Guitar) and Spanish, as well as an MA in Music, from San Francisco State University. By now, I am confident in working with whatever musical material students offer! Thank you.

*** Lesson Details ***
I am a laid back teacher, but I definitely expect students to practice what I suggest they practice. I advise that students use method books or sheet music of some sort, and I will certainly make notes for them and create materials they can learn from. I always teach based on the goals of the student and what type of music they enjoy, but I also like to guide the student in a direction I think would benefit them. I usually introduce music to play right away, conforming of course to the skill level and interest of the student. I now a play seven-string guitar that differs from the standard six-string guitar in that it has one string lower than the low E of a six-string. It will be practical to aide students by accompanying with a bass range instrument.

*** Specialties ***
Guitar
My guitar roots are mainly Jazz, but I am always happy to employ a very wide range of styles. I work with both modal and tonal musical styles.

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Education

Master of Arts in Music
Aug 2012 - May 2016
San Francisco State University
Two Bachelor's Degrees: Music (Jazz Guitar) and Spanish
Jan 2006 - Jun 2010
San Francisco State University

Languages

Spanish
Fluent / Native Proficiency

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6 Reviews

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Emma Dec 23, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · Online

Very patient with me.

Maria S. Oct 8, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · Online

Jackson Jul 29, 2017
Guitar · In home

Lars came to the session on time, and was very patient with my son. He took the time to listen and gave helpful tips on becoming a better player. I would recommend him!

Ava Apr 18, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Wonderful guy who gives a well rounded lesson!

Peter M. Mar 30, 2017
Guitar · In studio

Excellent class and a good teacher.

Star Feb 27, 2017
Guitar · In home

Lars has picked up on what we wanted to learn from the start. He listens well and is a good communicator in instruction. My daughter had only learned how to play certain songs, which she did quite well. With Lars she is learning how to pick and other techniques in strumming and chord change that she's never been taught before. We look forward to continuing with Lars and adding some voice instruction as well. Wonderful personality, great disposition !

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