What is the price for lessons?
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Does it make a difference if I use an Electric guitar or Acoustic guitar?
– If you are just starting to learn guitar, I think this question depends greatly on what kind of music you want to play. Do you want to rip electric guitar solos like Jimi Hendrix? Or do you dream of fingerpicking an acoustic like Paul Simon? Ask yourself similar questions and try to make a choice that reflects your musical tastes. By picking the instrument that best sounds like your “musical goal”, you will be more motivated to practice and will enjoy learning that much more.
What are the key elements to your teaching method?
- I base my teaching plan from a mix of 5 ingredients. Depending on the student’s level and goals, the recipe for success is changed to personally fit them the best.
Note Reading- Through the use of method books and sight reading
Favorite Songs- Actively listening and learning a song that the student chooses by studying the melody, harmony, and genre
Ear Training- Recognizing chord qualities and intervals
Improvisation- Using notes or rhythms to “compose in the moment” through improv
Music Theory- Learning scales, chords, musical terms, etc.
How often should I practice?
– I recommend practicing at least 15-30 minutes everyday. The most important element of improving on your instrument is creating a habit of practicing routinely. Sporadic practice sessions don’t allow your mind and body to become acquainted with the music or the instrument.
What is an appropriate age to begin guitar or piano lessons for children?
– I believe children are best suited for lessons by the time they reach 2nd grade (approx. 7-8 years old). By this time, kids are used to taking on small responsibilities and have had experience in a classroom room setting. With this said, every child matures at a different rate, so if you feel that your son or daughter is ready, I can assess at a consultation lesson.