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John W In StudioStudio
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Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Keyboard
Styles: Classical, Rock, Blues

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John W In Studio
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Keyboard
Styles: Classical, Rock, Blues

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In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 11-59
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BA in music from Sul Ross University Attended MI in Hollywood CA
Overview:
Im 35 years old and have been teaching guitar for 10 years and beginner piano for 2 years. I graduated with a bachelor of arts in music from Sul Ross State University and attended the Encore program at Musicians Institute in Hollywood,CA. Ive performed in bands throughout the West Texas and Houston areas. Am currently in a cover band that plays rock music from the 70's,80's,and 90's.The styles of music I excel in are rock,metal, and classical. Im extremly dedicated to my instrument and enjoy setting goals for my students and than watching them achieve those goals and progress.
EXPERIENCE
I began teaching guitar a little bit in high school. Than after college began teaching more and more and my experince grew.Ive taught roughly the ages from 5 up to late 60s. Many of these students Ive directed in recitals as solo students or students in a group. Ive also taught many guitar summer camps which emphasize playing in time as a group and which usually has a recital at the end of the camp. Additionally Ive helped many students write their own songs or solo ideas etc. I like to set goals for my students over a couple months or half a year and then accomplish those goals.
METHODS USED
Im big on using a metronome for all students and for them having a binder to keep all their papers. I find that if students can get down a sense of rhythm everything than falls into place which is where the meternome comes in. For instance learning a song well get down first the groove or the flow and rhythm of the song and than we work on cleaning up mistakes to make the song more accurate. I 'll also accompany the student on the songs or pieces which really helps them out and teaches them about timing etc. I recommend Hal Leonard books for guitar and piano.
LESSON STYLE
For a typical lesson Ill teach half basics and theory and the other half songs or anything the students interested in. I am adamant that the student's are practicing at least 30 mins a day. For guitar I strongly recommend using Hal Leonards Guitar method books even if were only working out of it for a quarter of the lesson. For piano I recommend a Hal Leonard book without question. I do pass some handouts of pieces,exercises,etc that I feel are worthy for the student. For instance for piano some of Mozart's very early works are very helpful when it comes to techinque and reading music.
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