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Charles S.

Fresno, TX

$50/hour

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, University of Houston,
Broadcast Production

Education

, University of Houston, (Broadcast Production)

About Charles

I have been playing guitar for over twenty years, went to some amazing schools, had some great teachers, and over time I have collected quite the wealth of musical knowledge to share. I love to learn about and teach all kinds of music from pop, to jazz, to heavy metal, to classical equally.

I approach music from a pragmatic standpoint; you will only learn what you desire to learn, so don't force the alternative. If your main goal is to strum along while singing your favorite songs awesome. Maybe you want to be the next virtuoso rock star, let's get to work. I'll help you reach your goals, and maybe slip a bit of music theory in along the way.

I try to make every lessons as fun as possible, and I try to bring context to the stuff that may not be quite as interesting (not fun implied). I have found that just about every student has the same goal, to get better (otherwise they wouldn't be taking lessons) but learning unfamiliar, and often tedious concepts, do not appeal to the amateur or novice musician .

While students early on may not appreciate, or care about, some of the BORING aspects of music, they are often more than willing to add that these concepts to their practice regime, if they understand (and believe) it will make them a better musician.

So while I stand by my word that I do not force a student to practice boring music concepts, I believe that my students quickly develop an appetite for taking on these tasks without hesitation.
I have been playing guitar for over twenty years, went to some amazing schools, had some great teachers, and over time I have collected quite the wealth of musical knowledge to share. I love to learn about and teach all kinds of music Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Fresno, TX 77545
In-person lessons
Music:
Guitar,
Music Theory
Art:
Adobe Photoshop, Video Production
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, CSS, HTML, PHP, Video Production

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Guitar

I studied guitar in (and graduated from) the renowned High School for the Performing and Visual Arts' (Houston Texas) jazz program. I received an associates degree in Music Education from Houston Community College with a focus on guitar (particularly classical). I've had over twenty years of experience in writing, recording, playing, teaching, and studying music. I have studied using tons of methods, and been introduced (and influenced by) all kinds of music. I enjoy teaching because there is nothing like seeing the joy in someone's face when they finally START TO GET IT. So many people want to learn, but are discouraged or intimidated by faulty teaching methods or in trying to wade through the enormous amount of teaching material that exists. It's my goal to remove that intimidation, and help students find their own voice as a musician.

As far as teaching experience is concerned, I was a music theory tutor throughout college, taught group guitar and music classes for a local charter school's after school program for a semester, and have taught free-lance on and off for the last ten years.

Video Production

I have a BA in Communications with a media production focus from the University of Houston. On a daily basis I am involved with production both live and to tape. I am the sole videographer for on of the largest Jewish temples in Texas, work as a product manager for a well-known video equipment brand, and co-own a company which creates video media marketing for businesses and organizations. I have lectured on and taught classes on all subjects from proper ways to coil a cable to the psychology of video editing.

, University of Houston,
Broadcast Production

Education

, University of Houston, (Broadcast Production)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Charles will travel within 15 miles of Fresno, TX 77545.