I've been teaching guitar for over three years. I've previously been a part of two bands during my formative years and recently have been a session guitar player for four upcoming indie rock, alternative, and R&B/Soul albums.
For children and beginners, I use the Mel Bay publication Children's Guitar Chord Book as well as Hal Leonard's Guitar Method series. I also apply basic music theory that includes learning the Circle of Fifths and basic reading of sheet music.
For intermediate guitar players, I utilize the Hal Leonard Guitar Method series to teach Power Chord Formation and Delivery, Fingerpicking, Pentatonic Scales, Reading Tabulature, and tackling some of classic rock and jazz's favorite tunes.
For guitar lessons at my studio, I leverage Guitar Pro to project and display tabs and play-alongs with ease. For in-home lessons, I use the software for select lessons as we begin song selection and play-alongs.
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Music is the means to create a portal into our souls, so that we may see each other for who and what we are, not merely as what we do. I want to help foster those young, middle-aged, and not-as-young how to tap into their own soul portals through music so that they may find others' as well. I believe that in order to entertain others with your voice or your instrument playing, one must first be able to entertain oneself - all the while having fun doing it! As a recent graduate of the University of California, Davis with a double major in Music History & Ethnomusicology and African-American & African Studies; a former co-host of the popular hip-hop radio show ATF Radio: All Things Fresh on KDVS 90.3 FM; a former Music Director of The Afterglow of UC Davis; and a current Vocal Music ...
James is a recent graduate who received his Bachelor of Arts in Music with an emphasis in education at Cal Poly Pomona. While at Cal Poly Pomona he was the Director of the Bronco Pep Band, a student conductor for the Concert Band, and also performed with many ensembles including the Jazz Band, Latin/Salsa Band, and the Songwriter Showcase. *** Lesson Details *** I am a laid back person that believes in the philosophy of "Learn by doing". To me mistakes are not to be shunned but are to be reflected upon in order to improve and develop. Students will learn to be patient when playing music as all things take time. Rome was not built in a day. My students will learn to be versatile musicians with knowledge in theory and musicianship. After spending time with me students will
In guitar lessons, we will work on technique, scales, chords, fret-board logic, and basic improvising.
I am a composer living in Redlands, CA. Currently, I am pursuing a Masters of Music in composition at the University of Redlands. Prior to this, I received my Bachelors in Music at the University of SC (that's right, the "other" USC). There, I studied classical guitar under Christopher Berg and composition under John Fitz Rogers. I've been teaching guitar, audio engineering, and composition for 3 years. I have also tutored music theory.
Take guitar lessons with me and you will be playing easy songs within a month. You'll also learn how to play common chord shapes, guitar riffs, and solos. More advanced students will work on extended techniques like harmonics, bends and finger tapping.
I am a guitarist, composer and teacher specializing in classical guitar and Latin American music. I have loved music for all of my life and my primary expression of that love is playing guitar. I currently teach private guitar lessons, lecture at San Bernardino Valley College and work as a freelance performer in the Inland Empire and greater Los Angeles area. I began my study of music at the age of thirteen when I taught myself how to play folk, rock and blues guitar. Though, to be honest, I didn't just teach myself. I had many friends who played guitar who would show me songs or correct mistakes in the songs I had learned from the internet. I remember thinking that music had a special ability to bring people together, and I became determined to understand what exactly it was that gave
Electric guitar styles taught as well.
Music & Meditation - My two favorite things ;-) Music is not complicated...it's fun. Take lessons with me and i'll have you playing chords to your favorite songs within a few sessions, even if u are shy or have no prior experience. My home has a calm relaxing environment free of pressure. I bring this energy with me when i teach at your home. Meditation is most likely not what you think it is. Many individuals naturally slip into meditation without even know what it is. Many individuals suffer from tremendous amounts of stress and need a healthy way to deal with it. I can help you. I can guide you. I will help you deal with stress. I will help you remain calm and blissful in times of chaos and confusion.
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