Rockland Community College (Data Processing)
Hi. Let me say a little about myself. I've been playing guitar since 1965, taught guitar, played in bands and I'm also writing my own music and singing.
I specialize in those beginning to play. As you make progress we'll move into theory such as the the major and minor scales used in folk, pop and Blues. I teach Pentatonic and Blues scales as used in rock, blues and much more.
My requests are as follows: You must commit to practice at least 1 hour or more per day, five or six days per week.
If you decide to go forward with the lessons make sure your guitar, acoustic or electric is in good shape and not in need of any repair. If you hear any buzzing on any strings anywhere on the instrument or have any doubts, please bring it to a guitar store and ask for a setup. It may take a few days and they may charge you $40 or $50 but it's worth it. Nothing will make you quit guitar faster than a poor sounding instrument thats hard to play.
To electric guitar students: We will be playing clean with no effects of any kind since you need to hear your mistakes not mask them behind overdrive, delay or reverb. No effects allowed when we're doing a lesson.
To the students and/or parents: If you are not committing to the practicing time and you don't love playing, there will be no need to waist anymore money on lessons. I know I'm going a little out here but from my point of view there is nothing worse than trying to teach someone who really doesnt want to learn. So do me a favor and really think about it before we start. It's ok to quit at any time I will understand. Hi. Let me say a little about myself. I've been playing guitar since 1965, taught guitar, played in bands and I'm also writing my own music and singing.
I specialize in those beginning to play. As you make progress we'll move into theory such as the the major and minor scales used in folk, pop and Blues. I teach Pentatonic and Blues scales
$50.00 For One Hour.
I've had on going specialized training from the US Postal Services Technical Training Center in Norman Oklahoma within my 40 year career. I was tested and passed both written and practical exams on the operation and repair and maintenance of General Computers.
I have on many occasions been involved with computer repairs down to the component level. This includes but is not limited to: Replacing EPROM chips on the motherboard, replacing mother boards, testing and replacing hard drives, flash BIOS updates, replacing system batteries, Setting switch configurations and more.
At work I have taught repairs, which include the above, and soldering techniques to other "junior" Technicians so they could perform their job functions with general computers.
I teach my students about the above and, but not limited to: Power supplies and how to test, repair or replace them. Front side busses and clocking speeds needed for proper operation. I teach how to add ram, change a motherboard and/or CPU, hard drives and computer wiring. I teach troubleshooting down to the component level using logic probes, meters and oscilloscopes.
*** UPDATE 6/3/2016***
I am now teaching the "Guitar Modes" to anyone who wants to unlock this method of playing and sound GREAT! After months of studying them I have finally figured them out so you don't have to wast your time and get frustrated. Within a few lessons I will give you the "Key's to the Modes". You Wont need me anymore and the rest is up to you. Just Practice Practice Practice. I will show you how.
I have tutored students on guitar theory including but not limited to: Scales, chords, practice techniques in rhythm lead, reading and writing both in manuscript and tab.
I have taken students from knowing nothing and gave them a solid foundation, not limited to: Music theory, practical guitar use and maintenance, classical techniques playing major and minor scales and ear training. As the student progresses I show them the different positions of the scales all over the fret board and introduce them to playing scales in thirds, fourths and the five pentatonic positions in all keys, the seven guitar modes and how to integrate them into their playing. I also teach finger picking, tapping, double stops, bends, pull offs, slides and hybrid picking.
I have been playing guitar for over 48 years. I've played professionally on a number of occasions with other musicians and lead the band. I have lots experience as both a rhythm and lead guitarist in folk, rock and blues with acoustic and electric guitars. I also own four guitars.
I have been working with Microsoft Windows for at least 15 years. My job required that I be proficient at it. At work I have taught Windows to other "junior" technicians so they could perform their job functions. We used Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 2000.
I also went back to college and earned an AAS degree in data processing where I worked with Windows NT, Windows 2000 Server and Windows XP with service pack 3.
Now I run Windows 7 and XP on my private wireless network. I also teach home users how to get on the network and walk them through the process of logging on with hardened passwords and getting online and setting up and using email accounts and visiting websites. I teach file maintenance and security which includes firewalls and anti virus setup and updating to keep current.
My students learn first by my instruction and then by doing. I step in as needed and show them how to run their computer. I try to get them to “wisely use their new computer skills" that I provide.
I will show them how to, but not limited to: stop pop ups, delete cookies and long history files, which track them for advertising; how to back up files using CDs, DVDs, thumb drives and whatever I would do on my own personal computers to stay as safe as reasonably possible while using the internet.
My knowledge is vast in this field and I have a lot to offer to all of my students.