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Jeff W offers guitar lessons in San Jose , CA

Jeff W

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...Music is very much a personal journey. The learning occurs when students come to realizations on their own, with the guidance of a teacher. I try to give the student the tools they need to make breakthroughs in their playing. ... Read More

Fiona C offers guitar lessons in San Jose , CA

Fiona C

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...For beginning students, I use the Piano Adventure Series by Nancy Faber and Randall Faber.  I also use the A Thousand Stories for a Little Pianist by Katrin Arefy. ... Read More

Peter H offers guitar lessons in San Jose , CA

Peter H

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...I tailor my tactics to the student while providing pragmatic and innovative direction for development. I prefer to use the song as the template for development. As discussed before, drilling scales, chords, and cadences can become tedious and boring for students. ... Read More

Michael D offers guitar lessons in San Jose , CA

Michael D

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...In a more general sense, my lessons consist of a warm up, technical exercises, work on a study piece or pieces, ear training, and theory. Because different goals and styles require a different mixture of these components, the specific flow of each lesson is dictated by the needs of the student.... Read More

Cameron C offers guitar lessons in San Jose , CA

Cameron C

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...When I begin with any student, I like to ask what they love, what they wish, and what they'd like to do during their lessons. Depending on the answer, I may start the student with tape on the fretboard, under the strings, outlining the chords for a guitar player.... Read More

Kristina S offers guitar lessons in San Jose , CA

Kristina S

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...I love Hal Leonards books , and also use Alfreds Lesson books. I work with many publishers and mix up lesson books to keep it lively. I also like to record singing lessons and guitar lessons for future use.... Read More

Nicholas A offers guitar lessons in San Jose , CA

Nicholas A

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...Performing live in numerous bands and playing with some big names in the music industry my experience in the music industry has been an amazing experience in my life.... Read More

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