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Jon N

Jon N

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I've been teaching private lessons for less than a year now. However, I was always correcting another guitarist at times when I'd rehearse with other musicians. During the short experience I've had in teaching, I've gained leadership skills and shared my knowledge and passion with other students. For guitar, I based my curriculum off of Hal Leonard's Guitar Method Books 1 & 2 w/ CDs included.

Steve K

Steve K

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I use a variety of handouts, method books, tablature and sheet music.  When meeting my students, I get an idea of what methods would be appropriate.  I often recommend the Hal Leonard Guitar Method.  These books provide a step-by-step approach to reading music, learning the notes across the fretboard, and playing lead and rhythm guitar.  My additional handouts pertain to scales, chords, and music theory.  I often create specific handouts for individual students in order to illustrate a concept that he or she may be learning.

Nate R

Nate R

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My goal in lessons is primarily to equip students to know how to practice.  Since the majority of the time each student spends with their instrument will be in private, I aim to prepare them to be keenly aware of what they need to work on and how to work on it, as well as to provide resources for practice at home.  Regardless of how fun and exciting the actual lesson is, students should never leave feeling aimless or without direction.  My goal is spend all the time preparing for each lesson before-hand, so that the only limiting factor in a student's improvement is his or her hard work!

Jason W

Jason W

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My preferred method for very young students has been the Suzuki method, as I believe a well trained ear continues to be our best musical learning tool later in life as well. When students progress to reading, the full line of Suzuki books can of course be utilized, but it is very advisable to incorporate additional materials and techniques. The Kodaly method is also useful and even more traditional 'reading first' techniques can be used if requested. For older students or professional musicians I take into account their musical goals and ambitions. For instance, students more interested in live band performance or genres of music other than classical, I teach concentrating on the ability to improvise, interact with other members of the group, and even which gear to use.

Theresa B

Theresa B

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I have been teaching for 14 years, and hopefully I'll be teaching for many years to come! My main point of teaching is to have fun making music.  Of course, there's the basics to learn, but the best part of learning an instrument is to have fun with it. I like to encourage my students with fun songs/pieces along with learning the basics and techniques. 

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