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Ryan S In HomeHome In StudioStudio Teaches OnlineOnline
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Instruments: Guitar, Voice, Drums, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Rock, Blues, Punk, Avant-Garde

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Ryan S In Home In Studio Teaches Online
Instruments: Guitar, Voice, Drums, Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Rock, Blues, Punk, Avant-Garde

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In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 10-80
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BFA with focus in 3d animation 10 years performance experience 7 years production experience
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Performed in various venues in Chicago such as Reggie's The Beat Kitchen Subt T Elbo Room Cobra Lounge Bottom Lounge The Wire

Overview:
I have been teaching for a few years now and playing professionally for 7 years. I've been playing guitar for over a decade total, and over the years I have not only learned how to play any style of music, but how to teach each style individually as well. I started learning guitar on a nylon string acoustic and playing songs from my favorite punk or grunge bands. Eventually I got myself an electric guitar and amp and things really took off for me. I studied everything I could find at that point, stretching from classic rock to the most heavy metal. I still consider myself an active student, always on the lookout for something new.
EXPERIENCE
Every person is different and I take that to heart constructing a lesson plan for each student that is suited for their personal tastes and speed. I have taught people of various ages starting at 5 years old all the way up to 60. It just goes to show you are never really done learning, especially when it comes to music. I have developed my ear to a point in which most any music you play me, especially if it's guitar based, I can learn to play in a matter of seconds or a few short minutes if it's something really tricky. So don't feel like your music taste is ever too weird or specific.
METHODS USED
For every student I always start with the basics. What are the basics? Well, first and most important for getting you started is open chords. That along with pentatonic scales will really help to develope finger dexterity and get the student adjusted to proper hand and finger positioning on the guitar. During that same period we will practice strumming patterns and exercises to fully bring the use of both hands up to a level that allows us to play simple songs. At that point I focus on what the individual student wants to learn in regard to songs and specific techniques that pertain to that style.
LESSON STYLE
My teaching style is designed to give each student a feeling of progress and real growth each lesson. It's essential that every student practice every day for at least 30min in order for my method to really work. In short, I like to be a resource for my students. A person who can present the information as clear and concise as possible. If the student wants to learn just rock or blues, I would show them licks and scales that are primarily used in those styles as well as learn any song they want to learn. I think it's important to know the music your student wants to learn as thoroughly as if it was your favorite music.
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