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First and most importantly, I'm a 40 year-old dad to two great little boys and a husband to a fantastic wife - but before I was either one...I was a rocker. I got my first guitar when I was 15 years old (I had wanted one for 5 years but my sister cried too much about piano lessons so she blew it for me - but that's another story), and started taking lessons from a fantastic teacher shortly thereafter. By the time I was 18, I moved off to college, where I proceeded to focus all my attention (much to my parents' dismay) on playing and forming a band. My parents got kinda mad, but I put together that band - which lead to a bigger, better band and a record deal. I spent my early and mid 20s touring, making a record and getting so close to rock stardom that I could taste it - but it wasn't meant to be. I moved home, got married, got a "real" job, had kids and did everything society "tells" you to do - but something was missing. About a year ago, I figured out what it was; sharing music with other people. I've been teaching for over a year now, and I'm having a ball. The joy of seeing a new guitar player string 3 chords together is just as exciting to me now as playing a great song on stage was way back when. I'd love to have the opportunity to share that feeling with you too! *** Lesson Details *** We'll spend our first lesson getting to know each other. Music is all about the connection you make to the sounds you hear - and since we'll be making lots of those together, we should learn a little about each other. I'll discover how much (if any) musical experience you have, and determine a proper starting point for your education. Like other instructors, I'll teach you chords, scales, rhythm and theory - but I'll do it in a way that's fun and exciting for you. Part of getting to know you is finding out what kind of music you enjoy. Do you like pop? Rock? Metal? Country? I use songs to illustrate the lessons each week, so I'll do my best to find music that you'll enjoy playing. There will be times where our song of the week might not be your cup of tea, but hopefully I'll be able to show you why that song's important, and maybe even broaden your musical horizons. At the end of each lesson, you'll head out with new sheet music, links to videos of the original songs, and any other supplemental material you may need. By the end of the first month, you should be playing songs! *** Studio Equipment *** 1991 Gibson Les Paul Standard 1986 Fender Stratocaster 2010 Ovation Celebrity Acoustic 2013 Gibson Songwriter Deluxe Acoustic Vox AC30 212 Combo Amp *** Specialties *** Pop, rock, metal, singer/songwriter, acoustic

Cost: $20 Per 30 Minutes Company: TakeLessons

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First and most importantly, I'm a 40 year-old dad to two great little boys and a husband to a fantastic wife - but before I was either one...I was a rocker.

I got my first guitar when I was 15 years old (I had wanted one for 5 years but my sister cried too much about piano lessons so she blew it for me - but that's another story), and started taking lessons from a fantastic teacher shortly thereafter. By the time I was 18, I moved off to college, where I proceeded to focus all my attention (much to my parents' dismay) on playing and forming a band. My parents got kinda mad, but I put together that band - which lead to a bigger, better band and a record deal. I spent my early and mid 20s touring, making a record and getting so close to rock stardom that I could taste it - but it wasn't meant to be.

I moved home, got married, got a "real" job, had kids and did everything society "tells" you to do - but something was missing. About a year ago, I figured out what it was; sharing music with other people.

I've been teaching for over a year now, and I'm having a ball. The joy of seeing a new guitar player string 3 chords together is just as exciting to me now as playing a great song on stage was way back when. I'd love to have the opportunity to share that feeling with you too!

Lesson Details We'll spend our first lesson getting to know each other. Music is all about the connection you make to the sounds you hear - and since we'll be making lots of those together, we should learn a little about each other. I'll discover how much (if any) musical experience you have, and determine a proper starting point for your education.

Like other instructors, I'll teach you chords, scales, rhythm and theory - but I'll do it in a way that's fun and exciting for you. Part of getting to know you is finding out what kind of music you enjoy. Do you like pop? Rock? Metal? Country? I use songs to illustrate the lessons each week, so I'll do my best to find music that you'll enjoy playing. There will be times where our song of the week might not be your cup of tea, but hopefully I'll be able to show you why that song's important, and maybe even broaden your musical horizons.

At the end of each lesson, you'll head out with new sheet music, links to videos of the original songs, and any other supplemental material you may need. By the end of the first month, you should be playing songs!

Studio Equipment 1991 Gibson Les Paul Standard 1986 Fender Stratocaster 2010 Ovation Celebrity Acoustic 2013 Gibson Songwriter Deluxe Acoustic

Vox AC30 212 Combo Amp

Specialties Pop, rock, metal, singer/songwriter, acoustic

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Cost $20 Per 30 Minutes
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Tutoring Subjects

Music: Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ear Training, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, 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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