I teach private lessons straight from your computer. Are you near a computer screen? Do you have internet? Then you're just a click away from me!
I have 14 years of experience performing and studying the guitar. My expertise includes almost any subgenre of Rock n’ Roll, Jazz, Blues, Classical, Heavy Metal, and Show Tunes/Musical music. I also have 3 years of experience teaching players aged 11 to 47 years, from beginners to seasoned guitarists of 30 years.
This is in addition to my background in musical counterpoint, theory, composition, history, and production.
I place supreme importance on being able to approach music as a musician, rather than as an instrumentalist. This means that the guitar (and any other instrument) is merely a means to an end, that, when arrived at skillfully, grabs and affects the audience every single time. Any guitarist can, after some time, bang some notes out in the correct rhythm and arrangement. But only a musician will use those notes to emotionally touch the greatest amount of people in the audience.
Notes are not easy to learn, to be sure. That's where a good teacher comes in. But the best teachers keep your focus on what to do with the notes after you know how to play them well. After all, that's when the real work begins: the dynamics; the beginnings and the ends of notes and phrases; the facial expressions; the nod of the head; the words that are said before and after a song; the way that you sit/stand … These are the lifeblood of music.
These are also the secrets that separate the greatest performers from "those friends of yours."
And these are the things that give me -- and the best musicians I know -- the most fun when making music. Exploring what is beyond the notes is what sustains our discipline and allows us to keep improving.
I will teach you your favorite tunes, handy technology that will only improve your skill, and the nuts and bolts... all through the prism of creativity... in ANY style you choose!
Well? Go ahead. I'm just on the other side of your computer screen!
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