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Gustave S In HomeHome In StudioStudio Teaches OnlineOnline
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Instruments: Guitar, Drums, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Styles: Jazz, Rock, Blues, Country

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Gustave S In Home In Studio Teaches Online
Instruments: Guitar, Drums, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Styles: Jazz, Rock, Blues, Country

Where I Teach:
In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 10-80
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Pasadena City College, Guitar and Ear Training Mount San Antonio College, Guitar and Music Theory Certificate, Los Angeles Recording Workshop, Audio Engineering and Video Production/Editing

Overview:

I grew up appreciating music at an early age as my dad was an avid music listener of classical, jazz, new age, and feature film soundtracks. At the age of 20 I started to get interested in learning the guitar because I loved the way acoustic guitars sounded. I studied in the music programs at Pasadena City College and Mount San Antonio College for a period of about 2 years. I took guitar lessons privately for about 3 years. I later decided to pursue another career path in the film and post production industry. Music is and has been my first love and a lifelong hobby of which I enjoy getting inspired playing my guitar and creating rhythms on my drums.

EXPERIENCE

My teaching experience started when a good friend introduced me to a family that has two daughters that were interested in learning music. The 11 year old wanted to learn how to play the drum set and the 14 year old was interested in playing the guitar. I found the joy of teaching music to children on these instruments was a very challenging but rewarding experience that lasted for 3 years. I also have also instructed a number of adults to this date how to play the guitar and the drums. I look forward to teaching for many years to come.

METHODS USED

I start beginning students that are interested in learning to play guitar with rhythm for the strumming hand. I will then move on to the fretting hand to finger positioning as well as learning the notes (on the guitar fingerboard) as heard at concert pitch. Music theory will be taught as applied to the guitar. I do not use any published books for teaching but prefer to develop my own lessons plans customized to each students interest and ability. However if the student has already been learning from a particular book or lesson plan I will teach picking up where they left off. Beginning drum students will be taught proper positioning of the drum sticks in the hands and timing of rhythm patterns as applied to the drum set. Lessons will be customized to the students level and ability.

LESSON STYLE

My philosophy about teaching music to a student is to be original and musical as possible in order that the foundation of pure music inspiration and creativity is attained. My number one goal is that the student is completely happy with what he or she is learning and I strive to keep learning fun and at their own pace. I encourage the guitar student to inspire themselves by writing their own melody and develop a harmony over that melody. I encourage the drum student to be creative by developing their own tempo, rhythms, and fills.

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