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I was inspired to play the guitar after I saw the movie School of Rock. It wasn't a want - it was a dire need. I needed to play guitar. I was 13 when I got a guitar for Christmas. I started taking lessons and I never looked back. I graduated with Honors from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA in 2012. I studied under some phenomenal teachers and had some of the most incredible experiences including being selected as one of the guitarists for Berklee's annual graduation blowout concert. I think the most important thing when it comes to learning how to play the guitar is to have a rock solid foundation of the basics. Tuning, proper left hand position, basic chords, basic scales, understanding the fretboard, basic picking patterns, basic exercises, basic songs. Once we have built a solid foundation, I like to let you (yes, you, the student) take things in whichever direction you like. Stylistically and otherwise. I'm always here to suggest where we should go, but I like to let you blaze your own trail. There are things we'll need to touch on regardless of where we go such as vibrato, Hammer-Ons, pull-offs, bending, string-skipping, and so on and so forth. We will get to wherever you want to go. It might take some time, but that's alright. I want you to feel good about your playing, and as long as progress is being made, that's really all that matters. *** Lesson Details *** I think the most important thing when it comes to learning how to play the guitar is to have a rock solid foundation of the basics. Tuning, proper left hand position, basic chords, basic scales, understanding the fretboard, basic picking patterns, basic exercises, basic songs. Once we have built a solid foundation, I like to let you (yes, you, the student) take things in whichever direction you like. Stylistically and otherwise. I'm always here to suggest where we should go, but I like to let you blaze your own trail. There are things we'll need to touch on regardless of where we go such as vibrato, hammer-ons, pull-offs, bending, string-skipping, and so on and so forth. We will get to wherever you want to go. It might take some time, but that's alright. I want you to feel good about your playing, and as long as progress is being made, that's really all that matters. I have taught students of all ages and have seen 50 year old do just as well as 15 year old. *** Studio Equipment *** Acoustic guitar Electric guitar Dual input amplifier Pedals *** Travel Equipment *** Acoustic guitar Electric guitar Small amplifier (if necessary) *** Specialties *** Styles: rock, blues, pop, funk I like to teach by ear as well as by written notation.

Cost: $35 Per 30 Minutes Company: TakeLessons

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I was inspired to play the guitar after I saw the movie School of Rock. It wasn't a want - it was a dire need. I needed to play guitar. I was 13 when I got a guitar for Christmas. I started taking lessons and I never looked back.

I graduated with Honors from Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA in 2012. I studied under some phenomenal teachers and had some of the most incredible experiences including being selected as one of the guitarists for Berklee's annual graduation blowout concert.

I think the most important thing when it comes to learning how to play the guitar is to have a rock solid foundation of the basics. Tuning, proper left hand position, basic chords, basic scales, understanding the fretboard, basic picking patterns, basic exercises, basic songs.

Once we have built a solid foundation, I like to let you (yes, you, the student) take things in whichever direction you like. Stylistically and otherwise. I'm always here to suggest where we should go, but I like to let you blaze your own trail. There are things we'll need to touch on regardless of where we go such as vibrato, Hammer-Ons, pull-offs, bending, string-skipping, and so on and so forth. We will get to wherever you want to go. It might take some time, but that's alright. I want you to feel good about your playing, and as long as progress is being made, that's really all that matters.

Lesson Details I think the most important thing when it comes to learning how to play the guitar is to have a rock solid foundation of the basics. Tuning, proper left hand position, basic chords, basic scales, understanding the fretboard, basic picking patterns, basic exercises, basic songs.

Once we have built a solid foundation, I like to let you (yes, you, the student) take things in whichever direction you like. Stylistically and otherwise. I'm always here to suggest where we should go, but I like to let you blaze your own trail. There are things we'll need to touch on regardless of where we go such as vibrato, hammer-ons, pull-offs, bending, string-skipping, and so on and so forth. We will get to wherever you want to go. It might take some time, but that's alright. I want you to feel good about your playing, and as long as progress is being made, that's really all that matters.

I have taught students of all ages and have seen 50 year old do just as well as 15 year old.

Studio Equipment Acoustic guitar Electric guitar Dual input amplifier Pedals

Travel Equipment Acoustic guitar Electric guitar Small amplifier (if necessary)

Specialties Styles: rock, blues, pop, funk

I like to teach by ear as well as by written notation.

Details

Cost $35 Per 30 Minutes
Languages Spoken English
Locations Student's Home, Online, In Studio
Degrees

Berklee College of Music
Bachelor of Music in Bachelor of Music - Music Business/Management

Tutoring Subjects

Music: Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Songwriting

About TakeLessons

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Location
  350 10th Avenue, Suite 600, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone
  (646) 200-5972
Website
  www.takelessons.com

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TakeLessons says

Success in learning often depends on finding the right teacher; someone that not only has expertise in the subject, but also knows how to inspire. The teaching style that works for one student may not work for another. As a parent or student, how do you find the right match? As a teacher, how do you find new students that fit your style? TakeLessons bridges this gap.

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