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Having been an aficionado for nearly two decades, I will alternate instruction between the two styles (Delta or acoustic country blues, and Chicago or electric urban blues) while I introduce some key musicological information about relevant figureheads and their contributions to the form (ie Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters).
Nearly all blues is based on one of two progressions - the eight-bar and the twelve-bar. You will learn both of them right off the bat before beginning the practice of soloing techniques. I will also share information about the significance of the form itself (that ALL forms of American music are rooted in it) as well its African origins.
Above all, remember one key thing - playing the blues is not meant to bring you further down the hole. It's meant to lift you out of it.
We'll begin with major scales. That way, your fingers will get to know the notes that comprise the chords you'll eventually be learning. Eventually, you'll be able to play whole songs with both major and minor chords and play solos over them (also based on the scales).
I'm a primarily self-taught musician. The bulk of my knowledge came from listening to and imitating delta blues artists such as Robert Johnson and Mississippi John Hurt. Though you will have learned to play campfire standards in fewer than eight lessons, the blues (particularly the form originating from the Mississippi Delta) is the foundation of ALL A
merican music. The better you understand and are able to play it, the more options you will have created for yourself musically. Once you've gained confidence playing the blues, I'll introduce informal jazz.
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In addition to stints in various rock bands, studio session work and 16 years of playing experience, Nik's development of teaching guitar was made possible by having achieved a firm musical background throughout his earlier years of performing with orchestra ensembles. As a classically trained brass player, Nikola studied music under college guitar professor Gary Tuttle and award winning SDSC band director/guitarist Phillip S. Marcus.
Nikola's client list has included the likes of music producer and composer Toby Weiss (son of jazz legend and Guitar I
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Heavily influenced by legendary virtuoso guitarists Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai and Yngwie Malmsteen, Nikola's goal as a teacher is to convey his knowledge and expertise of the guitar on to others while emphasizing his own style, which exemplifies speed, intensity and finesse. While his exploits in rock guitar gymnastics continue to attract and inspire new players, Nik's approach to teaching is simplistic, yet highly effective and suitable for young beginners and adults of all ages.
Nikola M's guitar lessons are professional, insightful, progressive and cover a wide and exciting spectrum including:
The Rudiments of Music
* Rhythm studies
* Warm up stretches
* Sight reading for beginners
Technique and Repertoire
* Lead improvisation
* Ear training
* Sweep picking
* Speed picking
* Arpeggios and pentatonics
* Two-hand tapping
* Chicken picking
* Blues improvisation
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Amplifier (if needed)
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Heavily influenced by legendary virtuoso guitarists Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai and Yngwie Malmsteen, my goal as a teacher is to convey my knowledge and expertise of the guitar on to others while emphasizing my own style, which exemplifies speed, intensity and finesse. In addition to teaching various genres like pop, jazz, country and folk, I specialize in instructing virtuoso rock and progressive metal guitar techniques.
Learn the blues form and its variations. And what better way to do this than play your favorite blues tunes. We will explore a variety of chord voicing, rhythm variations, improvisation, and varied blues styles.
As a player, I learned what to avoid and what to utilize in order to accelerate my playing as quickly as possible and you will save time and limit frustration with my methods. I will teach you how to practice, which is the single most important part of learning. Effecti
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I will teach you to play the songs/styles that you love. I provide my own transcription of each song and explain and demonstrate each element. Learn how to read music, create rhythms for strumming, build your chord knowledge, improvise, train your ear and understand song structures. We will coordinate a lesson plan that will fit your schedule and accelerate your learning.
I keep my lessons fun, upbeat and with a focus on each student's goals. I ensure full comprehension of all subjects covered, and make sure that each student is challenged and learning constantly.
My main word of advice is "Be patient." Learning an instrument takes time, practice and is a gradual process that is rewarding beyond words. Acknowledge every little improvement in your playing because that is what we want. I recommend a minimum of 2-3 separate 30 minute practice sessions. There's no reason to put it off any longer. Let's get started!
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Plenty of parking, music stands, amp, effects pedals, extra picks, tuners, a comfortable setting, great attitude, and seating for parents. Students only need to have their guitar and a notebook.
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*Teachers marked as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.
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I look forward to each class as I learn more.
I work with students of ALL AGES, and ALL SKILL LEVELS, so no matter whether you are just starting to explore your passion, or you want to master your craft, I have different options to suit your needs.
I offer Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Classes, and I have several available class times for each skill level and instrument, so students have flexible options to suit their needs.
Beginner's Classes-Learning the Basics of the Instrument, Rhythm Games, Chords, Scales, Introduction to Reading Sheet Music, Playing Full Songs and Arrangements, Introduction to Music Theory
Intermediate Classes-Music Theory and Comprehension, Music Performance, Rhythm vs. Lead Playing, Introduction to Song Writing, Intro to Improvisation, Music Arrangement and Layering for Recording, Adopting Musical Styles
Advanced Classes -Advanced Music Theory, Advanced Improvisation, Introduction to Sound Engineering, and Music Performance, and I can also help students play a multitude of styles such as Rock,
I am a Music Instructor, but most importantly a Music Coach. I have been playing music for 25+ years, and I play a variety of instruments at a high degree of technicality. I've played music of all different styles both as a singer/songwriter but also different in bands, ensembles, etc.
I have been playing music for 25 years and I performed live hundreds of times as a part of recitals, blues bands, jazz ensembles, rock bands, and as a solo artist/singer-songwriter. I teach music theory, performance, composition, and can teach you a variety of different styles of playing.
I work with ALL AGES and ALL SKILL LEVELS, and I'm very patient and professional when dealing with children and adults alike.
I understand that every student I have is an individual, and each wants something different out of working with me. My r
My first lesson is always free to make sure us working together makes sense. Please call me at 512-653-0491, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I can teach everything form old Robert Johnson to SRV to Gary Clark Jr.
I start the first lesson with a student wish list (songs, goals, etc) and every lesson we take significant steps towards the goals.
Skills: Guitar/Mandolin/Piano/Bass/Banjo/Recording/DJ Technology
Education: B.M. Classical/ Jazz Guitar Performance, University of Colorado, 2003
B.S. Audio Engineering/ Production, Middle Tennessee State University, 1997
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-Brooklyn Music Lessons (NYC) 2010-2013
-University of Colorado (Boulder) 2000-2010
-Naropa University (Boulder) 2007-2010
-The Lesson Studio (Boulder) 2005-2009
Freelance Musician/ Arranger/ Composer 2000-Present
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It’s always a very special time a guitar student wants to learn about the blues. As an improviser, this is one of my favorite topics to teach.
We will listen to the great blues guitarists, discussing their individual sound and technique. Lots of time will be spent learning scales and basic harmonic principles. Most importantly though, we will jam! It’s not easy at first, but I promise to keep the vibe easy-going and positive.
I teach guitar, piano, bass guitar and even upright bass. If it's a tutor you are looking for I can also teach music theory and appreciation. I have a knack for teaching young people, probably because I was young when I started my musical journey. I've been very successful at inspiring a student's love of music and instilling the patience required to take on the challenge of playing an instrument.
The first thing I like to do is get to know you, the music you enjoy and your goals. In a way, I l
In addition to learning from you, I intend to present you with new information, to try and broaden your musical tastes and teach you how to be an active listener.
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Steel string, Spanish and electric
- Formally trained conductor/composer/producer
- Individual or group session options including full band production
- A long roster of satisfied clients
- Broad base of musical styles (rock, classical, jazz, blues, metal, bluegrass, folk, theater, big band, symphonic, pop, punk, country, march, gospel, avant-garde...)
- Over 20 yrs teaching experience and work with recognized professionals including work in some of the top-rated private schools in the United States
- Over 30 years performing experience
- Guitar [Spanish, acoustic, electric]
- Electric Bass
- Woodwinds [specializing in saxophones]
- Brass & Bowed Strings [performance preparation only]
My process is based on (but does not adhere strictly to
Elements of rhythm
Elements of pitch
Elements of dynamics
Elements of articulation
Finding/Expanding your range
Dexterity, speed, and accuracy
How to project
How to advance to the next level
Playing by ear
Finding your signature style
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Learn to play music that you love!
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Singing & playing
Songwriting & composition
Reading (notation, charts, TAB)
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The thing that makes Trevor stand out to me is that he took the time to get to know what I wanted to learn and to figure out how I like to learn. He comes prepared to the lessons with material, answers any questions I have during the week by email and has worked with me to develop a specific education plan to meet my goals.
I suggest taking a trial lesson with this guy to see if you're on the same page. I am definitely not going anywhere else while I live in Austin.
My lessons are unique because I focus on self-expression and fun while still emphasizing technique! I think one of the most important things in playing guitar is developing ones own style! However, having solid chord changes, scale knowledge, and hand positioning, are just some of the essential skills needed to developing good technique and style. I have been playing for 14 years, and teaching for 4. I was self taught so I understand all the trials and pitfalls that both a young guitarist and a seasoned guitarist can go through. Also those struggling with or wanting to learn improvisation, that is my specialty!
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I love to learn new songs and can help teach you how to learn just by listening! I've been playing for over 10 years, and in the last 2 years have started to write my own music. If you're interested in eventually writing your own stuff, I can teach you basic music theory as well as how to put out original content! I personally listen to all kinds of music, ranging from rock, acoustic, folk, blues, and even metal. Learn with me and I can teach you your favorite songs!
My favorite way to learn new music myself is to learn new songs! Back when I first started, my first guitar teacher was able to learn songs by simply listening to them, and I didn't believe I'd ever be able to do this. But now that I can, I hope to teach new guitar players how to do the same!
I'm excited for the opportunity to share the gift of music with others. I remember how hard learning the guitar was, and nearly stopped until my father talked me out of giving up. The key to sticking with it is getting to the
When I'm not jamming, I love hiking, reading, writing, and going on coffee dates with my wife. Hope to meet y'all soon!
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