Full Sail University (Recording Arts)
I have always had a deep passion for music. The first album I listened to and became obsessed with was Green Day's American Idiot. I remember in 5th grade, my brother was already in Middle School and he showed me this album. Soon after that, we started diving into every genre of music. Our taste ranged from Guns N Roses to Pink Floyd and it was amazing. During middle school, I played the saxophone and I loved it, but it wasn't until the summer of 9th grade that I picked up the guitar and became obsessed with it.
My parents, who were tired of me staying at home during the summer doing nothing, forced me to go to an arts based summer camp. There I met a fellow student guitar virtuoso named Jose C. His style wasn't exactly mine but he blew me away with his shredding and sweep picking (we'll learn what that is if you're interested!). We became friends and I remember hooking up his guitar to the amp during lunch and watching him play. After the summer camp was over, I felt empty. There wasn't anything to do anymore. My brother had two guitars- electric and acoustic- collecting dust in his room so I went and picked them up. I had no idea the impact this would have on my life. I never had enough money to take private lessons so I bought guitar books, watched videos and spent weeks memorizing chords and chord names. After that, I worked on switching chords. Then strumming and strumming patterns and I just kept moving up. I personally found this way to be perfect for me and for others; start off small and then keep building up from there. Even though being self-taught was great, I really wish I had someone to ask questions and give me advice. Someone that would be there to show me how I can improve and give me feedback.
I am now 18, I've been playing guitar for 4 years and I've loved every second of it. Last year, I volunteered at the same summer camp I attended (I have been attending that summer camp for 4 years now), and I taught guitar to the music students. I absolutely love music but nothing makes me happier than sharing my passion with others and letting them express themselves through the beauty that is music. I love music, I love teaching, and I love sharing this passion. I am understanding of other's abilities and desires and I am always willing to adapt to the student's needs. I look forward to teaching you or your son/daughter.
I am currently attending Full Sail University as a freshman and I am studying for a bachelor's in Recording Arts. Full Sail University runs on a 24 hour schedule so we would have to discuss what hours and days would work but I promise we'll find something that works for everyone! Again, thank you very much and I look forward to our time together! I have always had a deep passion for music. The first album I listened to and became obsessed with was Green Day's American Idiot. I remember in 5th grade, my brother was already in Middle School and he showed me this album. Soon after that, we started diving into every genre of music. Our taste ranged from Guns N Roses to Pink Floyd and it was
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I am qualified to teach guitar because I have been playing guitar for four years. I have taken music classes since elementary school and I understand and know music theory. I have taught guitar in a classroom setting before and I am extremely patient. I believe that when learning the guitar, you have to start off small and then progress, so that is why I begin with guitar basics such as the names of the strings and the parts of the body and then build my way up to learning chords, patterns, licks, songs, etc. I understand that everyone learns differently and I am very open minded.