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Barry W

Barry W

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I am a passionte teacher who loves to to teach kids and adults alike.I have been playing music since 5 years old as most of my family has been involved in music in some shape or form, which essentially rubbed off on me of course. I started with piano and then moved to guitar both have stayed with me thorugh the years and  will continue to do so.

Frank O

Frank O

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For beginners I go through the mechanics of the instrument and I try to select easy songs that help in basic instrument navigation. I also use basic sight reading as a method to get to know the instrument. I encourage playing along with recorded music. After basic mastery of the instrument is acheived I try to bring new concepts to the lesson each time. I make personalized backing tracks for each student to practice with. Also, I try to work on repertoire, but often times make references to overarching concepts so the student can create in his/her own capacity. I also encourage asking questions and generally ask what it is the student wants to work on.

Evan M

Evan M

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I began teaching private lessons in college to friends who wanted to play. My easygoing attitude and deep knowledge of the instrument encouraged people to listen and learn. After graduating I gave lessons through music stores, skype and in my own home studio. Teaching has always come naturally to me because I genuinely love it. I engage personally with each student and bring out their own unique musical voice.

Alan U

Alan U

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I'm an active experimental musician, with lots of jazz and classical training. I like making new sounds and having fun playing with others, and I want to encourage my students to explore and enjoy music.

Jonathan C

Jonathan C

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A total beginner will usually start by learning chord progressions that are specifically in a major scale progression (ex. C-Dm-Em-F-G-Am-Bdim). Using chord progressions allows my students to grow accustomed to the feel of the guitar and the fundamental hand strength needed to play, as well as the finger dexterity needed to play certain chords. This fundamental also introduces them to major scales, and the sound of chord progressions in the major scale. I also start my students with memorization of the fret board, starting from the low string down to the high string. After working through these fundamentals, I will have my student tell me a song they like, and I write out a sort of chart or diagram that gives the student the opportunity to play the whole song, which develops the endurance of guitar playing as well as the long term memory needed to play full length songs. Eventually, we go into more advanced topics like playing actual scales, complex chord shapes, refined picking technique, modes, and any other high level topics that a student may introduce in a song or artist of their choosing.

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