I've been teaching/tutoring music since 2007 with experience teaching music theory, aural skills, piano, and guitar. I can help students with a variety of musical tasks. The program I was enrolled in at SDSU ensured that I had a good grasp of a wide variety of instruments.
*** Lesson Details ***
Piano students can expect to be started with Faber Piano Adventures. Guitar students may get Alfred's Guitar Course or a book on classical guitar depending on the maturity/level of the student.
After a few months, beginning students should expect to have gained a firm grasp of the basics of understanding music notation and should be able to play at least basic pieces.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Living room f/w keyboard seating for parents.
*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect students to have their own instruments, especially piano, and amplifiers and cables if applicable. If I am teaching recording then they should have their own workstation with computer, interface, and either monitors or 2 sets of headphones. I expect students to have their own copies of any relevant books/materials as instructed.
I will bring my own writing materials and guitar if necessary.
*** Specialties ***
Piano - classical and rock/pop.
Guitar - rock/pop, classical, and jazz. I prefer to start students with classical when possible as a means of getting hands to start finger-picking early.
Played parts for a quartet (and later trio) in preparation for performances.
Played piano/keyboard, guitar, or bass guitar, and sang worship songs for Sunday services.
Led services and chose songs to be played.
Tutored music theory and aural skills individually and in small groups.