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Reece W In HomeHome In StudioStudio Teaches OnlineOnline
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Instruments: Piano, Guitar
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Rock, Blues, Folk, Reggae, Latin Jazz, Swing, Bossa Nova

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Reece W In Home In Studio Teaches Online
Instruments: Piano, Guitar
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Rock, Blues, Folk, Reggae, Latin Jazz, Swing, Bossa Nova

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Ages Taught: 5-80
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:
AA, Sacramento City College, Music - General.
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2015 - Inducted into Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society 2015 - Performed In Jazz combo for Sacramento City College faculty Party. 2016 - Jim Sandelius Memorial Scholarship 2016 - Confederation of Teachers Scholarship

Overview:
For as long as I can remember - music has always been an essential part of my life and well-being. In large part, I think this was due to my mother playing beautiful music on the piano, from composers like Beethoven, Rachmaninoff, Mozart, and many other classical and romantic era giants. Then my parents bought me a guitar when I was 7 years old, and I just knew I had to play and learn as much about it as I possibly could. It wasn't until I was 12 years old that I really started to play and learn guitar, being further motivated by my brother who was just learning guitar himself. We started out learning songs by Metallica and Led Zeppelin. Later, I took a deep interest in learning blues, classical, jazz, and more classic rock like Chuck Berry, Jimi Hendrix, Santana etc. After years of studying and practice, I believe I have a firm grasp of music theory, how to play different styles of music, and the ins and outs of guitar playing.
EXPERIENCE
Throughout the past 17 years I have been both a student and ambassador of music. Whether it has been explaining and showing chords or scales to another student, or describing the inner workings and wonder of a guitar solo with a friend - seeking to create and teach music will always be at the forefront of all that I do. To me, the first and most important thing for learning music is that you have to play something you enjoy and find fun. Nothing beats the feeling of making progress towards a song you've always wanted to play or understand. Once you experience that sense of accomplishment, it will be hard to resist practicing your instrument.
METHODS USED
For beginning to intermediate guitar players, I would suggest learning some of the fundamentals and basics from Hal Leonard's Guitar Method Complete Edition - Books 1 2 and 3 (bound together in one volume). As the student develops a better understanding of music and a better ability to play it, I would then work on finding them a piece of music that challenges their knowledge and technique, yet also a piece of music that they would want to play, and that they would be passionate about learning. It could be anything that the student really took an interest in playing - that would have to make them strive for further skill on their instrument. This would be supplemented by learning some classical guitar from Frederick M. Noad's Solo Guitar playing 1 book as well as my own knowledge of the scales, chords, and music theory involved.
LESSON STYLE
When it comes to teaching, I find the most important thing is that we work towards the goal of what the student wants to learn - in the case of their preferred styles/genres of music, and the songs that they really enjoy. Every student has their own individual skill level and pace that can be developed and worked around. First, I would find out the level of skill and musical interests of the student, then I would create a lesson plan utilizing all of the tools at my disposal - both from my personal experience and from other educational sources, such as: Blues books, Rock books, Classical guitar/piano books, theory books, and tablature books, or music from popular bands.
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