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Instruments: Guitar
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Flamenco

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Shaun Z In Home In Studio Teaches Online
Instruments: Guitar
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Flamenco

Where I Teach:
In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 14-80
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:

Bachelor's of Music Education Aug 2011 - May 2014 VanderCook College of Music

Awards:
Xi Kappa Chapter Membership

Dec 2013 Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity

I am now an Alumni member of the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity.
Overview:

A little about myself, I am a graduate from VanderCook College of Music where I received my Bachelors of Music Education degree. I focused primarily on classical guitar as my major instrument. I have a strong passion for playing guitar and teaching it. I have been teaching lessons for 6 years, and have had a wide array of students. I teach all ages and all skill levels.

EXPERIENCE

VanderCook College of Music is solely committed to music education.  I received incredible training in all aspect of music education.  I not only learned about teaching, but I was also actively involved in band, choir, orchestra, and guitar ensemble. My experience with guitar dates even further back.  I have been playing and studying the guitar for the past 7 years.  I play many styles, but focus on modern fingerpicking and classical music. 

METHODS USED

For beginning students I use very little of a method book.  I find it that is important that one learns to make a good sound and has fun with the instrument in the early phases.  During this time I cover chords, basic finger and pick technique, proper posture, lead sheets, and blues improvisation.  I then transition into Charles Duncan's "A Modern Approach to Classical Guitar."  This book provided a solid foundation of the ability to read written sheet music.  After this book, I transition the student to written sheet music repertoire. Intermediate and advanced students will work on proper technique, many styles of repertoire, music theory, and improvisation.

LESSON STYLE

Here's a quick list of the type of things you can expect to learn through my lessons; Proper holding position, posture, and playing technique. Fingerpicking playing style Ability to read written sheet music Ability to read and count rhythm Play a wide variety of repertoire ranging from pop to classical Improvisation of grooves, melodies, and harmonies. And most importantly, musicianship and having fun.

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