Are you having a tough time pushing forward in your guitar playing? Or maybe you're just starting out and would like to learn a few songs. That's cool too! My teaching method focuses on the fundamental building blocks necessary to gain a true understanding of the guitar and music, how chords relate to each other, and the common patterns that show up in songs and tunes.
My main idea of teaching guitar and music is that is should be fun for the student learn, we can focus on specific songs, technique, chords, music theory, whatever you feel like doing during that class.
I use a holistic approach, teaching complete songs, the chord structure, lead patterns, riffs, bass runs and the lyrics. Learn the song, all the parts, then on to the next one. If you already know your basic chords, we can progress very quickly. I have over 500 songs in my repertoire. I can teach you how to play rock ‘n roll, blues, soul, jazz, and folk.
I like to teach students one-on-one as I believe that is the easiest way for students to learn in-depth and challenging music techniques. Over the past year I have developed an easy to understand guitar curriculum that looks at the different keys that pair well with the guitar.
I believe that the environment and the way you teach and handle children has a great influence on what kind of people they become when they grow up. I believe that children learn best by copying adults and that it is therefore very important to not only say the right things, but to be a good role model.
I have Master and Bachelor degrees in Music. I'm very patient and am committed to the student's goals. Even though we're working hard, we should be having fun. If you're a beginner or a hobbyist, I've got a lesson plan for you. If your goal is to be a professional musician, composer/writer. or performer. I've got a plan for you as well. I customize YOUR lessons to YOUR needs and learning style.
I first learned to play instruments by playing along to my favorite songs. I believe it is the best way to keep yourself inspired, get over the learning hump and it's a great way to learn many different styles of playing music.
I love the guitar and music in general. I try to help my students do the same by introducing them to the basics of the instrument while at the same time showing them fun ways to use those basics as fast as possible. I try not to focus to much on mundane technique instruction and instead try to teach what is required by making it practical and useful to the student at the level they are at.
I'm Mike Ellis. I teach all levels. Note reading is not required. BEGINNERS: After getting to know the student some, I get into the parts of the guitar and how strings make different notes in different frets. He shows them the way to hold the guitar and how to press strings against the fretboard.
I go to the student's place most of the time, try to match with the students desires and hobbies. My approach is simple methodology, always bringing fun, and never pushing too hard in the theory, unless hardly required by the student or parents.
Music needs to be fun at its very core. It is important to get started correctly, but ultimately it's all about the songs and entertaining people. I share my background as a gigging musician to students to the performance level.
My teaching method begins with basic chords and rhythm, moving into scales and sight reading later on. We will then work through different genres and styles of music in order to further the student's understanding of the differences between these styles.
Every student learns differently, so classes are customized to fit individual needs and wants. You pick what you want to learn. Daily exercises are the key to musical growth and I have practice exercises for every skill level. I am a firm believer that catering to a students’ needs, wants and wishes with guitar is the key to keeping them constantly growing and improving.
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.
My lessons will be very straight forward, starting with guitar exercises allowing students to become more comfortable with the instrument; leading up to more in-depth lessons in scale and chord structure and functional harmony. The lessons will be personalized for each student depending on what aspects of music they would like to focus on.
I will teach you the basic chords and scales needed to enjoy playing rock and blues style guitar. On top of this I will teach you the theory behind the music to help you gain a greater understanding and be more ready to learn and improve on your own.
I enjoy focusing on things that challenge my students, so that they can grow beyond what they thought was possible. I am willing to teach any level and any age. Playing the guitar is a joy beyond any other, I intend to spread that joy.
I mainly teach beginner players. I use guitar books, and my experience in music. I go with whatever pace you need and I will try to help in any way I can. I am easy to be around and learn from.
My teaching method is first and foremost based on what the student wants to learn. Anything from basic techniques to music theory and sweep picking. Nothing is off limits. My main demographic focus will be to help beginning and intermediate guitar players hone their instrument. I want students to enjoy themselves in a fun and stress free learning environment.
My approach is very kinesthetic. I show one small step at a time and students will mimic and practice it before moving on to the next step. Through micro-learning, they gain confidence much faster, as we can hit many small goals in each lesson, they are learning hands on the whole time, and they feel very accomplished by the end.
I approach my lessons with the goal of giving the student a deep understanding of the guitar fretboard while learning how to express yourself.
He enjoys passing on wisdom gained from years of playing in professional bands and studying music to people of all ages. Ben continues to strive to push the limits of his playing, and encourages his students to do the same.
The way I can teach is the same way I learned, by collaboration. The mechanics and the functionality of playing an instrument is easy enough for anyone to find without a teacher. With Youtube alone you're set in that regard. What I can offer to anyone willing to spend time with me working on their craft is insight.
Relaxed lessons geared toward the students goals. Various styles and techniques; Fun and efficient practice exercises; Improvisation; Patience and attention to progress; Wide Chord Vocabulary; Music Theory in a way that is easy to understand; Tone development and playing by ear. Every student is an individual and responds better to different teaching styles as well as learn at their own pace.
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.
I teach every student according to their own musical interests and goals. With beginners I start with the basics of guitar and music theory and quickly move into practical coaching and instruction that gets real time results. I work with advanced students to help them maximize their musical abilities in whatever musical outlet they are working and creating in.
Best practice for teaching any student is to meet them where they are and break lessons into the smallest possible unit of learning so that the student feels confident and comfortable. The student needs many opportunities to play something correctly and may need something explained several different ways in order to understand it.
I start with very basic concepts, because learning guitar as a beginner is difficult! In the early phases we will work on finger position of major and minor chords, and then on changing between those chords. Changing chords is mainly about getting your fingers used to these new positions.
No one is the same and we all learn differently and in at different speeds; that's why we'll pay attention to your individual interests and find areas of focus in the lessons. I like to focus on both sides of music: the playing and the knowing. They speak for themselves, but here's how i define them.
I was privately instructed on the guitar for 2 years and then self-taught for 10 years. I do not teach heavy music theory but am very qualified to teach you the techniques that I learned to get better at guitar, singing, songwriting and performing - if you're somebody who is just getting started. I believe that the best students are the ones that do their homework.
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