I have studied both at the Conservatory in Italy and Berklee in Boston. After studying music
for over 10 years, I know how it is and still smile when something I couldn't do on the guitar
comes up all of a sudden out of my mind and my fingers. Musicians are always students somehow. There is no end to what you can and want to learn, and we love that! I have met a lot of great musicians of many ages and experience levels, and they all practice. They weren't always a natural talent; sometimes you have to work hard to achieve something, and if you keep working you'll get there sooner or later. For sure. I know what you need to know if you want to either be a professional musician or if you want to just play for fun, but do it well.
My approach starts from the listening experience. Listening is the most important thing in music whether you are in a band or play alone.
It is important to me to understand what the student likes and what his/her goals are. I ask what style of music they listen to and want to learn and we go from there. I also believe that regardless of the style that you want to play, if you want to be able to play at a certain level you have to work hard on your instrument and there are some things that you have to know about the guitar and the music in general: at least some theory, harmony, reading
skills, techniques, and of course, arpeggios, scales, and chords. I teach all these things through songs so that the student can play right away what he/she likes and doesn't just do exercises. This is one of the reasons I specially like to teach improvisation or classical music because they are more challenging and when you learn a standard song, or in some cases, approach the improvisation process, you learn a lot of things even in just one tune. The same for classical guitar; besides, with some basic exercises you learn the technique WHILE working on a piece. Music should never be boring for both the player and the listener.
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