My teaching philosophy is simple: Pay attention to the student...Attend to what they want to learn...Prepare lessons that definitely challenge them, but are tailored the THEIR needs...Make it clear that you have an interest in their happiness and enjoyment, not just your employment.
My characteristics as a guitar tutor is a professional experience sharer with passion, patience, and organized teaching structure. In individual class, I will firstly design personalized course based on the students' levels and goals. In group class, I will use group dynamics to promote the learning effects based also on the students' levels and goals.
I graduated Berklee College of Music (summa cum laude) - guitar performance. During my studies at Berklee every semester I earned placement at Dean's List and 10 March 2016 I also received John LaPorta Award for outstanding achievement in my major.
Just like my profile photo indicates, my name is Scott and I am a degreed guitar performer, composer and a singer/songwriter who's played various styles and types of guitars for 25+ years. I offer private guitar lessons to beginners and some intermediate level players between grades 2-8. Lessons are customized to meet the needs of each student.
My name is Christian Thornton! I am 18 years old, I have graduated high school(4.
I believe music should be fun and educational. I joke around to keep the mood light when the music gets difficult. Music is my passion and I enjoy having the privilege to share my years of knowledge in theory and performance with others.
I teach music reading and can teach all ages and skill levels. I primarily use method books but also use outside materials for enhanced learning. I have a Master's in Guitar Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music and can teach guitar to children, all levels of classical guitar, and beginning acoustic guitar.
I have only taught guitar to mentally disabled adults in my teaching history so I try to lay out the basics of the instrument in simple, easy-to-understand terms. I would begin by teaching my students simple chords and how to read guitar tabs. After each lesson, I would give them a simple scale, riff or lick (possibly a full song) to learn that includes the techniques that we covered in-lesson.
As an experienced guitar instructor, I endeavor to make guitar lessons fun, practical and productive!!! Whether you’re a beginner, intermediate, advanced, a musically frustrated novice or even a professional level musician needing to deepen their musical knowledge, I can help you! I teach on both electric and acoustic guitar.
Practicing is the key and theory knowing how to read music is the key To learn
Part of why it is fun to learn guitar with a private instructor, is that you can learn whatever you want to learn at any given time.
Since 2014, I have worked as a private guitar teacher, providing guitar lessons to students of all ages and abilities.
I approach each topic by seeing how much they know and using that to build a way that I feel would help them obtain the material the best. If we're starting from scratch that's perfect too because they won't know any "wrong" material making it somewhat easier to teach.
Through my experiences teaching music, I have encountered many different methods of pedagogy. I have tried many of these to aid in my musical instruction and from them I have derived principles that I use in my teaching today. My own method involves three ultimate goals that I want my students to achieve from their instruction.
My role as a teacher is to supply my students with the right skill set to pursue their own creativity. With music, there is no set solution to any given problem. That is why I enjoy being very flexible with my students. Any piece of repertoire can be played and interpreted in a variety of ways. I strive for originality and encourage my students to do the same with any piece of music they play.
I offer group and private lessons in all genres to all skill levels. I have curated my curriculum with a multi-faceted approach, which includes technical prowess, performance, music theory, and music history. The main focus of my lessons is to instill the idea that my students are musicians first and foremost. Being a "guitarist" is secondary.
I have been very fortunate to have enjoyed a successful career in music, performing, recording and producing. As I expanded my interests beyond being a recording artist (Platinum Award) into production, non profit fund raisers and musical theatre, I realized that projects that gave back to the community, in whatever way, were the most satisfying experiences.
I think a simplified approach is most important when starting to learn any instrument. Then as you learn more, you can have fun, and create as you go. I like to start with picking/strumming techniques, then moving to learning the notes and chords.
Students will begin each session learning to tune the guitar with a battery operated tuner. The lesson will continue with single note applications easing the finger strength. Both harmony and melody will be taught using notes and later chord structure.
1| My method is a fun, energy-packed and safe environment where kids are encouraged to love God, music, their band members, and their electric guitar or bass. My desire is to partner with Church, Schools, parents to teach kids (6 and up) basic music skills using technology, rock, blues and worship, and this to serve as foundation for their musical growth and performances in their lives.
I tailor my lessons to the interests of the individual student. I encourage sight reading, but do not require it to get started and often find a mix of traditional notation and tabs tends to get better results and keeps students interested.
I base my lessons on the students need to play cleanly, accurately and proficiently. developing a strong right and left-hand technique where both hands are harmonious with one another is crucial to effective guitar playing. Timing is also extremely important because if you don't have good timing, you basically don't have a song.
I am a passionate, highly qualified, creative, and effective musician. I have an informal empathetic teaching style and I focus on strengths, not weaknesses. I provide guitar lessons to all ages and all levels in the metro Olympia Washington area.
I've given lessons to people of all different age groups and levels of expertise. I analyze a students ability and then discuss the benefits of theory and practice. Over time I teach the importance of pitch, rhythm, tempo, articulation, dynamics and reading. I teach at different paces for different students. I'm very adaptable and I've learned a lot about teaching through my experience.
I am a vocalist, guitarist, composer, and music historian who loves to work with new material. I am looking for all types of students, and am happy to work with topics in which the student is interested. I am also comfortable providing suggestions for music and language projects, which typically incorporate history and vocal music into an eclectic approach to the guitar.
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Classical Guitar from Dallas Baptist University,an Associate of Applied Sciences in Sound Recording Technology from Cedar Valley College,and a Master's Degree in Christian Education from SWBTS.I have a thorough background in music performance and production, and education.
I am an dedicated guitarist, composer, producer and bandleader from Monson, MA. Graduating with high honors from Berklee School of Music with a degree in both Performance and Music Production and Engineering, I have developed a passion for teaching and sharing the musical knowledge that I have been so fortunate to have acquired.
Hello everyone! My teaching career began in Chicago, Illinois, first teaching privately out of my home, then for the YMCA and other small music schools. I then began teaching private guitar lessons at Northwestern University while completing my masters degree there in classical guitar performance. After graduation I built a large student base at Sherwood at Columbia College Chicago.
I teach each student based on his/ her needs, according to their goals. I help each student to come up with a plan for organized practice so that the student continues to grow and reach both short term and long term goals.
I approach each student differently and taylor classes to individual needs. I am confident that any student can learn through my years of experience. It takes a special skill to reach out for guidance on a new skill. I respect every students journey.
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