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Instruments: Guitar
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&b

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John S In Home
Instruments: Guitar
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&b

Where I Teach:
In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 5-80
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Bachelor's of Music from Berklee College of Music 2007

 

Overview:

I am a Jazz guitarist with over a decade of teaching experience. As a performer I have played all over the USA as well as abroad in France and Scotland, as well as being featured on local national and international radio. I have experience, and I am happy, teaching students at all levels, from absolute beginners to semi-professional musicians. I am also comfortable, and have experience, teaching both adults and children as young as 8 years old. I feel it is important to match my teaching methods to the strengths and needs of each individual student, and I pride myself on my ability to do so.

EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching privately for over ten years. During my time at The Berklee College of Music I took classes in pedagogy, and every teacher I have had the pleasure of studying with has functioned as an invaluable model for how to teach, and the many different ways to articulate and illuminate the nuances of playing the guitar, and playing music. I also have experience teaching large and diverse groups of students and have worked as a clinician at music festivals and music camps such as North Hampton, MA's 'Django in June' where I was hired to teach in 2009, 2010, and 2012.

METHODS USED

The method in which I teach is directly related to the wants and needs of the individual student. Wherever pertinent, I create my own professionally printed custom handouts for my students. I firmly believe it's important to teach in a way that compliments any students personal strengths as a learner. That said no matter how we get there, I strive to make sure every student is able to build a solid foundation in ergonomic, proper guitar technique, as well as an understanding of music's underlying structures of rhythm, harmony and melody.

LESSON STYLE

It is very important that lessons be fun as well as informative, and as soon as I am able, I like to develop musical, and technical skills within the context of real music, that the student enjoys. Of course for absolute beginners, we have to develop certain skills before we are able to do this but it is important to me, that any student always has material that they enjoy practicing, and that the learning process is never too abstract or needlessly sterile. So we will always try to find an engaging piece of music that allows us to highlight a specific topic or isolate a particular guitar technique that we are looking to develop.

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