Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?
A. I feel that my ability to communicate clearly with students and quickly create a positive rapport makes me a special guitar instructor.
I'm also a very versatile performer and I think that this sets me apart as a teacher. I have always been able to teach my students whatever style of music they are most interested in.
Q. What do you like most about your job?
A. I like when a student tells me that we have just learned a song which they always wanted to play. I'm always looking for that song or piece of music which inspired the student to pick up the guitar, and I always feel great about my work when they can play along with the recording or perform it on their own.
Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A. One of the most common questions is "How long before I will be able to really play something?"
My answer is different for every student, but the amount of independent practice time the student puts into the guitar is the most important factor.
For very young students, ages 7-9, I have always been able to teach them to play "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" in two or three weeks. Oftentimes this will result in the student only wanting to play "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star," but it is very important to give young students that sense of accomplishment early on.