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By Jim B. - San Antonio Guitar Teacher
When a student decides to take guitar lessons in San Antonio, they want to see how they will do at playing the instrument. Typically, the student wants to learn enough to see how much potential they have to become a guitarist. They need to acquire the basics in a short period of time to see how they like playing the guitar.
As someone who is passionate about teaching, I realize that most of my students have a desire to get results quickly. For this reason, I focus on each student’s musical background and natural abilities, and then clearly explain the basics of playing the guitar. I have found that students excel and become self-inspired when they are learning at their own pace and not following books or programs. This way they can learn as quickly as they want to learn during their guitar lessons in San Antonio.
Once each student realizes their potential, we can focus together on how to improve their guitar playing skills. We can then add more structured learning to ensure that the student can both play the guitar and reach a level of musical understanding, which means they know what they are doing and why. In this way, they become independent life-long learners, maturing musicians, and proficient guitarists all at the same time. I really enjoy my job as a professional guitar teacher in San Antonio, and I would love to work with you. Sign up for guitar lessons in San Antonio today!
Students can expect to be very comfortable taking lessons from me. I am very laid back but my teaching methods are very effective. I am deeply involved in my lessons, there will be no "here's your lesson, see you next week" type of thing. I am always available either by phone or e-mail to answer questions, and I also compose original practice material for students.
A major complaint I hear from students about other guitar teachers is that they get frustrated and impatient with the student. It really bugs me when I hear that because it can make a person sour towards the guitar. I encourage practice but will never expect too much from you. I am very patient, I don't want you to feel like "he's going to kill me if I don't get this down by next week!" Everyone has a different pace, and I will always go at your pace. Guitar should be fun, and I promise to keep it that way!
I studied classical guitar at Trinity University under David Underwood. I taught classical guitar at Southside High School. I have had students score high rankings in UIL competitions.
We will start with your skill level and build from there.
Cover standard, intermediate, barre, and power Chords.
Standard strumming, introductions, vamps, and finger picking.
Our work is in the framework of popular guitar songs from charts.
I design my guitar lessons around each individual student and strive to keep the lesson light and enjoyable while also aiming for a high standard of education. Whether you are looking to play for pleasure at home,around the campfire,or want to learn practical music theory for composition and/or improvisation. I have instruction programs for all levels and styles from beginner to advanced and from ages 7 years on up.
Whether you want to grow as a classical/jazz guitarist or become the next Bob Dylan, I can help! I love writing original songs and lyrics, learning new challenging classical pieces, and gigging with guitar anytime I have a chance!
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