Lessons with Derek
About this pro
Guitar is my number one specialty—particularly classic rock, alternative rock, and popular styles, with a strength in bluesy solo technique. I have a modern teaching style, and I am very up to date with current music trends. I tend to focus on practical and transferable music skills—you know, the things that allow you to play with other musicians, learn new instruments, and be truly creative on the guitar! I am very adept in subjects related to real world music knowledge and application, such as songwriting, music theory, music recording, and music performance. Whether you're a hobbyist wanting to strum your way through folk classics, or a future musician looking to write songs and start a band, I have a way to make you love playing the guitar! I find it so rewarding to watch my students learn and get better! Some of my students have gone on to perform in various musical endeavors and many of them enjoy playing as hobby. Either way, watching them learn and get better over time is truly a rewarding experience for me.