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Adrian A In HomeHome Teaches OnlineOnline
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Instruments: Guitar, Drums, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Classical Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Styles: Classical, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&b, Latin, Funk, Electronic, New Age, Punk, Avant-Garde

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Adrian A In Home Teaches Online
Instruments: Guitar, Drums, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Classical Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Styles: Classical, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&b, Latin, Funk, Electronic, New Age, Punk, Avant-Garde

Where I Teach:
In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 5-80
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:
BS in Civil Engineering w/ a Minor in Mathematics (took a few courses in Music, just out of my own interest)
Overview:
I am a musician at the heart of it all. Ever since I was a youngin' I've always had a melody or beat going in my head. I started playing guitar at age 11 and took lessons for about 6 months. After that most everything was self taught or came from experience with playing with others. I picked up drums about age 14 and am very comfortable and confident on both instruments 13+ years later. I have given lessons to family members and friends and just enjoy talking, teaching, and most importantly playing music.
EXPERIENCE
I don't have much paid experience in teaching, however I've been helping my peers and family learn guitar since I was only 2 years into playing. Once I picked up guitar at 11 I rarely put it down, and there wasn't a longer window of a couple weeks where I wouldn't pick it up. (Even to this day). In middle school I took beginning guitar as an elective, thinking it'd be a fun easy A. It was, but it was even more fun for me because I was already well comfortable with what they were teaching, so the teacher would use me as an aide to assist the other students with what they were learning. Throughout high school and college I taught the basics to cousins, girlfriends, and buddies on guitar, drums, and even ukulele (which I learned on the fly, but my understanding and past experience with music made it an easy task).
METHODS USED
Depending on where the student is on their development, and which instrument: Guitar - I typically try and start with fundamentals such as how to hold your instrument.. where in the fret to press and make it sing and sound correct. I usually give them a couple simple, one or two string ditties to practice. Then I usually go over some of the basic, commonly used chords and have the student practice on making sure that they can hear all the correct strings ring when they strike the chord. Finally, I go more into what it is they're hoping to get out of their playing and help them go further in discovering that direction Drums - Similar to guitar, work on form and how to hold the sticks first. It's important to get them comfortable with playing loud and clear, sometimes the drums are a bit intimidating with their massive volume. (Unless you're on an e-kit). Next, as with any good drummer is establishing a comfortable sense of rhythm and time.
LESSON STYLE
I try to adapt my teaching style to however I see the student (or peer) is most effective in learning. Some people are more chart based, and like the bars written out in time so they can follow it in a more technical manner. Some have a hard time reading music, so they go off of feel. This is more of an intuitive approach to learning. Both are fine for me, but depending on how the student is, one may be better than the other. Ideally I would like my students to be able to do both, meaning they can read and chart music as well as go off of feel and pick up in any musical situation. I have been told that I have great patience when it comes to teaching, which I take as a compliment. My main goal is to make the student a better, competent, and confident musician
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