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LEARN WHAT YOU WANT TO LEARN ON GUITAR
Unlike many guitar teachers who teach in an abstract way that is not relevant to the student's interests and place a lot of emphasis scales, theory and undesirable songs, my primary goal is to ensure you are learning music that you like, care about and that inspires you from lesson one. I want your lessons to be enjoyable, effective and challenging, where you leave each lesson with practical knowledge and skills that you can apply directly to your playing. Never-ever guitar students will usually leave their first lesson being able to play a few basic chords and a basic song. And I will help experienced guitar students fill in the gaps in their playing and knowledge and make sure they haven't picked up any bad habits.

I teach most styles of guitar: rock, folk, modern, pop, country, blues, heavy, R&B, ethnic/world, bluegrass, jazz, etc. taught in a way that will get you immediately making music you enjoy and seeing real improvement, all while complimented with practical music theory skills relevant to what you are learning.

I work with you to cover the most relevant, useful aspects of playing guitar while creating a customized musical path that is geared towards your interests, desires and goals. I want you to enjoy yourself and your unique music journey and to be inspired and fulfilled. I don't cover aspects of guitar that you are not interested or will not be useful to your goals and interests. I cultivate self-sufficiency. So, if they desire, you can increasingly play and learn on your own.

Student Photo
Bobby, a guitar, singing & songwriting student, playing/singing an original song.
COMMON THINGS YOU WILL LEARN
These are aspects I commonly teach, but is not a complete list:
  • Basic songs & strumming
  • Singing & playing
  • Fingerpicking
  • Tablature
  • Useful music theory
  • Improvisation: soloing in most musical styles
  • Songwriting: learn to write your own songs
  • Blues accompaniment: learn various aspects of playing blues
  • Musicianship: play like you mean it
  • Performance: playing an open mic or a gig
  • Jamming: playing creatively with other people
  • Styles: pick whatever styles you like: blues, pop, country, soul, heavy, rock, singer-songwriter, jazz, etc.
  • Creative accompaniment: learn how to spice up your playing
  • And whatever other technique or style fits your interests

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» read more about my general teaching philosophy
» read more about singing lessons

DON'T HAVE A GUITAR?
During your free intro lesson, you are welcome to use one of my guitars during, and I can help you figure out what guitar might best suit your needs. Or you are welcome to contact me for free guitar buying advice.