|Sunday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Monday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Friday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.|
SDML Academy of Guitar
About this pro
I am taking guitar with Paulie, who is great. He has a clear system in play, but is respectful of my goals and individual needs. Super patient and clearly, an excellent teacher.Apr 25, 2018Verified
I've had about 4-5 lessons so far and I just have the best time. It's fun, it's challenging, and I'm learning something new each week.Jul 3, 2017Verified
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- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I am an SDML Certified Instructor and a Synthesis Proficiency Certified player. I am also Program Director of the Academy.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?After several months of intensive training, my teacher suggested that I give teaching a try, by acting as a substitute for him one day. The lessons went incredibly well, and the feedback from the students was extremely positive. I continued to substitute teach for a few months, then slowly began building my own student base in my off time from work. Eventually, classes grew to the size that, when I got laid off from work, I was able to move into teaching full time and business exploded. I still have a significant waiting list to this day. Teaching isn't for everyone, but it's definitely become an integral part of who I am both personally as well as professionally.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?Shop around, and don't settle. You're paying your hard-earned money for a service, so be as sure as you can be that you're going to get what you're looking for. Talk to a handful of teachers and compare their offerings, knowledgeability, references and testimonials to each other. Most teachers' motivation is directly proportional to their quality of service. If a teacher seems apathetic to gaining your business, she's most likely going to have the same apathy toward your lessons. Be most interested in teachers who take the time to answer your questions, provide background on their qualifications and experience, and respond to you in a timely manner.