Guitar Lessons

Private Lessons

This situation affords the instructor the ability to tailor a curriculum based on factors like age or needs. It also provides a focused type of instruction for the student to reach a specific goal; whether it be for entertainment purposes or serious studies. It allows for specific musical styles to be perused; such as classical, bluegrass, folk, or jazz.

Recommended for parents wishing their children to obtain proper musical training. A formal study of music theory, technique and (some) history is the format of this type of course work. However, due to the younger age bracket, concentration will solely be on physical act of playing, holding and tuning for the first 9-12 weeks. Acoustic, classical or acoustic electric guitars are accepted here.

Personal Teaching Philosophy

I emphasize being a musician 1st and a guitarist 2nd. This means having a thorough knowledge of music; the ability to read and understand common musical terms, notation, meter, rhythmic variations, and key signatures are important foundations. It will allow the guitarist the freedom to explore any vein of music from any period of time, not hindered by illiteracy or inability.

My approach to teaching is comprehensive; not only to develop sound playing abilities, but also to understand the role of guitar as more than a solo instrument. My end goal is for the individual to be able to approach any type of music with any combination of other instruments; and I strongly believe that this can only be accomplished on an acoustic or classical guitar during lessons.

For available class times and rates call 740-498-8090.

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