Instruments: Guitar, Bass Guitar
Teaching methods will vary depending on the student's knowledge and ability but I do recommend that everyone learns to read music. For steel string players, I start with A Modern Method for Guitar by William Leavitt and add songs the student wants to learn. For classical guitarists, I start with Christopher Parkening's Guitar Method - Volume 1 and then progress onto Carcassi and Sor Studies with additional pieces. At the end of the day, it has to be fun!
Instruments: Guitar, Flute, Ukulele, Piccolo, Electric Guitar
Teaching Methods: For all of my students, I try to incorporate a sense of body awareness and finding ways of learning that are the most comfortable and fitting for their specific needs. I believe strongly in practicing efficiently and relaxed. For beginning flute students, I am to work on developing a sound, using Trevor Wye's Omnibus Books 1-5 and my own long tones: later moving on to scales and basic short pieces and etudes. For more intermediate and advanced students I like to focus strongly on music fundamentals, assigning regular etudes and finding pieces fit for the students skill and interest! For beginning guitar students, I focus on learning the pedagogy of the guitar : string names, basic care and maintenance and finger placement, later moving on to open chords and melodic playing. My intermediate players will focus on developing their chord vocabulary, melodic playing and introduction into new styles of music ; rock, jazz, classical.
Teaching Styles: For all of my students, I like to know what styles of music, songs, and artists inspire them! This is a core part of learning how to perform music and will help nourish their desire to learn. I also like to work very individually with each student; not following a set syllabus but rather finding a comfortable pace for the different needs and wants of all my students. This also includes a focus on the body and mind. I have first experience receiving services in The Alexander Technique and promote healthy practicing styles.
Instruments: Guitar, Bass Guitar, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
There are several methods I use as a professor and they're all dependent on the student, their age and their goals. If they are younger, I like to employ elements of the Suzuki method because subjects like musical notation and theory might be too dense for the student. If the student has the aptitude/and or the discipline I can begin to apply a more systemic approach in terms of practice regiments like scales, practicing sight reading, their rhythmic feel, and even ear intonation and sight singing if the student is prepared for it. For real results and musical growth, consistency and discipline are key elements. There are several books that I particularly enjoy like the classic Dandelot, Louis Bellson Modern reading in 4/4 and in odd meters when they are more advanced.
Instruments: Guitar, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar
I got my first guitar around age 16. I've been more focussed on guitar and music since around 2008 where a buddy and I started a music project. I now have a recording setup in my house and have written many songs. Please feel free to check them out at: https://soundcloud.com/aaronsongwriter I also have a website dedicated to my teaching and recording services. It can be found at: www.aaronmatthias.com I also have experience playing in a church band. Music is for me more than something I do, but something I'm passionate about and get life from.
Instruments: Piano, Guitar, Voice
My teaching style is developed specifically for each student to give you the most out of your lesson without overwhelming you. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing my students progress and grow in their studies. I have seem the impact music has on families and it truly unites them like a song waiting to be played. I acknowledge their progress and encourage them in ways that keeps them wanting to learn. I am a patient instructor who understands each student will progress differently and at their own pace.
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