I specialize in guitar, but I am proficient in playing many instruments such as bass guitar, a contemporary drum set, and piano. I also have extensive knowledge in music theory as well as music notation. I can sight-read most simple melodies and my ears are trained to a very high degree which enables me to transcribe most things rather easily. I have an extensive Classical and Jazz repertoire on guitar as well. Most importantly, I have amazing improvisatory skills on all of the instruments that I play.
My approach to teaching is simple, I ask the student what he or she would like to be taught specifically and what they would ideally want the end result of their tutoring to be. Once I am clear on that particular student's goals, I then create a road map of smaller goals that can be completed one lesson at a time until the ultimate goal is reached. Once the student and I both mutually agree that the goal has been reached I then ask the student what the next goal in their development is. I will only teach the student what he or she and I feel is relevant to the sub goal and thus the main goal. If there we encounter any roadblocks I may show them a few tricks and/or tips that I feel will expedite their growth. I never want a student to feel like I am wasting their time, that is my main concern.
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