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Julie L

Julie L

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I tailor my lessons to the needs of the individual student.  I use a combination of lesson books, solos and exercises to bring out the best performances my students can achieve at the time.  I feel it is important for us to have fun while learning.  I also use practice sheets as a motivational tool for children, so they can earn stickers and small prizes for putting the practice time in required to learn the skills needed to continue moving to the next level.  No matter what level, we work together to attain the best results possible.

Hristo V

Hristo V

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I have been a proffesional teacher, educator, and internationally touring artist for the last 12 years. I have been very fortunate to travel all around the world and share my music and love for teaching with many diverse audiences. Such experiences has made me develop an even stronger appreciation as to the powers of music and art, and their importance as an integral part of our communities. It has aslo made me study and approach the material throuhg many different directions and viewpoints so that I can relate and transmit it succesfully to my students.

Alan K

Alan K

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I grew up in a household full of music. My Dad loved jazz while my Mother loved opera and classical music. They constantly played their respective recordings throughout the day. I began guitar lessons at 9 with a music teacher in the neighborhood who had a good reputation. However, I found his teaching style to be lacking warmth or any specific direction. So I quit and began teaching myself by learning melodies and chords from rock, pop and jazz recordings. I developed a very good relative pitch. Luckily, my old teacher had taught me how to read music. While in college I fell under the spell of flamenco music and studied briefly with a blind Spanish guitarist in Manhattan. I performed in rock and pop groups throughout college. When I moved to California I studied with Jon Harris, a classical guitarist who had studied under Segovia. I began to compose my own music and to continue a grueling practice schedule. To me, music is the perfect art form. And I love to share my passion with others.

Jules F

Jules F

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I try to cater my lesson style to the individual students desire and needs. I like to always incorporate the fundementals of music and technique while exploring the material at hand.  Some key points I try to incorporate into my teaching are an understanding of:  rhythm, technique, playing from ear, improvisation, theory, and most importantly making music!

Alex C

Alex C

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I use a variety of books, recordings, and online resources for all levels- transcriptions of classic styles and newer artists , scale and chord reference books, solo pieces for different genres, beginning guitar methods by traditional publishers such as Hal Leonard and Warner Bros. plus newer books. Online video and audio content and recording software such as garageband are also valuable resources to work with. Learning to read and write music opens up great potential for communication and creativity- theory and improvisation are other topics that I like to teach. I have lots of experience designing individual lesson plans and materials - using recordings and written music that the student has a specific interest in. I've transcribed thousands of songs, riffs, solos, and other musical passages for students to help create customized lessons and meaningful material that's fun and challenging

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