Our music lesson students will have the opportunity to take lessons from the comfort of their own home or in one of the teachers studios. Careful attention is placed on each student to ensure a custom lesson plan. Our music teachers understand that every student has different needs and abilities and therefore the lessons will be planned with that knowledge in mind.
lessons are available in the following areas:
Instruments: Guitar, Saxophone
Teaching Methods: I make lesson plans based on the needs of what the student likes stylistically and where their week points are. I teach Chord shapes and try to get in ear training and music theory as much as possible. The books I use for teaching are; The Christopher Parkening guitar method, Vol 1 and 2 The real book Solo jazz guitar Foundations of Rock: Evolution of Rock Guitar Terrifying Technique for Guitar Melodic Rythms for Guitar and A Modern Method for Guitar Volume 1
Teaching Styles: I have always loved teaching those around me how to improve in music. I believes that even though there are times to be strict with learning and practicing, that music should always be fun and engaging. I help my students learn by picking material that they enjoy playing but at the same time have techniques that they need to know.
Teaching Methods: Camden uses a variety of different guitar methods, from the published works of Mel Bay and Hal Leonard, to the more philospohical Suzuki method.
Teaching Styles: Camden trys to incorporate music that the student likes in to the lessons. He feels that a student is much more likely to practice a song when they truly enjoy it.
Instruments: Guitar, Bass Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin
Teaching Methods: My methods are largely dependent upon the personality and learning style of my students. One thing is always constant in my teaching, and that is the monitoring of the students ability to read and interpret written music and tablature. The first week or two is devoted solely to establishing a basic ability to site-read music within the student. From that point, the journey into the world of guitar begins. I tend to employ the Hal Leonard method of teaching, following along with several of the Hal Leonard guitar books, for electric and acoustic guitars, also bass. After a period of one to three months of learning, I then allow the student to choose which style of music that he or she would most like to learn, then follow along with that using sheet music, tablatures, playing by ear, and other resources.
Teaching Styles: My teaching style is formal, but very friendly. I like to establish a connection with the family and student, making it easy to keep the family updated on the student's progress. I can be somewhat in-formal at times, but only in a way that makes my student most comfortable with me and his or her instrument. I do maintain a regimen, establishing a goal to reach week by week, according to the learning pace of the student. Ultimately, my goal is to get the student to fall in love with the activity that I myself love, making joyous sounds from a wonderful instrument.
Teaching Methods: I usually start teaching Guitar chords,and the importance of "changing" chords. I encourage my students to practice on their own,in order to master these skills. Once the Guitar chords are established,we move on to songs,and then on to reading individual notes. From there we move on to Classical Guitar.
Teaching Styles: I usually play a few different songs or pieces for my students,initially,then I try to find out what styles of Music the student enjoys. If a student really likes a certain song,it is easier to get the student to practice and master these songs.
Teaching Methods: The approach I feel works best for teaching students how to play guitar, is to try to create a positive feedback loop. This can be created by finding music that the student likes and that challenges them, but isn't overly difficult to the point that they have to slog through it for months to get anywhere. I also emphasize the point of getting the guitar into their hands everyday. It helps a lot hack away at it as much as possible.
Teaching Styles: My teaching approach is to base all of my lessons on each student's individual musical tastes and goals. So if a student is interested in building speed, we'll work on alternate picking exercises, or right hand patterns for classical and fingerstyle students. If the student is more interested in rhythm guitar, we'll work on that. And throughout, we'll focus on music of the student's choosing.
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