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Currently studying to become a music teacher
2013 Amazing music student award from Kennedy center in Washington 2016 original compositions were given four star ratings from Loggins promotion
I'm a self motivated instructor who loves to teach music, i graduated from high school back in 2014 and am currently going to college to major in music. I have played all styles of guitar from classical to jazz, blues and rock, I've played in a large amount of guitar competitions where we won first place in our categories. currently getting prepared for a scholarship audition for guitar (i've been nominated for 2 scholarships) i was a band leader in high school that was in charge of teaching different instruments to new people also taught guitar for a beginner class for one year in the high school as a senior
I've been teaching guitar since senior year of high school. I have taught from elementary age to adults small groups to private lessons, beginner and advanced guitar. I started guitar when i was eleven years old and through consistency and practice i was able to do the solos my teacher was asking for in concerts. I was first chair in guitar ensembles since sophomore year of high school and i played level 6a music when i was a freshmen in high school. i can read both standard notation and tabs.
For beginner students who have never held an instrument or don't know anything about music we'll go over basic guitar fundamentals we'll talk about different types of guitars, how to hold the guitar in classical and folk style positions, how to press your fingers on the strings (because there is a way), body parts of the guitar, basic music concepts such as beat and rhythm, how to read music both standard and tabs, basic guitar exercises, and a few fun songs once the fundamentals have been practiced enough. For teens and adults i will ask usually what it is that they want to learn and every week we will have one day where we focus on that subject. If you have never held and instrument and are an adult or teen we can go over the fundamentals as well.
I encourage small but daily practice. you don't have to play guitar for 4 hours a day to make good progress. Just 15 minutes every day will be sufficient especially when you first start out. It is deeply satisfying when i see a student grasp a concept that they worked so hard on. set realistic goals and don't try to overwhelm yourself by trying to play extremely difficult music in a short amount of time. basics is key if you know the basics you can do the harder things and with ease. I love music and i love to teach, i encourage students to listen to as much music as possible it wll help develop your ideas when you get to more advanced level.
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