Introduction: I Teach Because I Love It:
I get excited about seeing a student reach their goals.
I’ve been working with music students of all skill levels for so long now that I am able to quickly determine what their next best actions should be… the actions that will enable them to grow & evolve as a guitar player. I have a keen sense of ascertaining a student’s current playing level, so that I can quickly get them into working on the musicianship skills that will transform their playing. My sessions are always transformative as they are designed to be very effective, very quickly.
No Matter What Level of Player You Are Right Now:
As a beginner, you can approach the learning process in a way that keeps it fun & exciting while building the techniques & vocabulary that you use every day. The cool thing about the guitar is that all of the chords & strumming patterns that you learn from day one are the same chords & strumming patterns you’ll use as an intermediate or advanced player. You don’t have to start with super basic “baby” steps & then learn what the “real” players use later down the road. You get to immediately start with the real deal.
Have you been on the musical path for a while?… Maybe you’re self taught… Maybe you’ve not been able to find the right coach for you & your goals.
Then it means you are now ready for some guidance in learning how to effectively focus on developing your fundamental musical skills (like chord & scale vocabulary, music theory, technique, fretboard navigation, improvisation, etc.), which will take your playing to the next level... and this, in turn, is what builds confidence & generates creativity & helps you stay motivated. Ultimately, it's all about you, the student... so let's keep it fun & interesting as you learn the skills you need to play the music you love.
No matter what your personal goals for playing are, there is always a way to get there.
Goal clarity is essential to getting the most out of your efforts. Once you have a clear idea of the kind of player you want to be, it is merely a matter of reverse-engineering. Together, we create a plan & a process to realize the version of yourself that you aspire to. And that’s what I love to do… co-create a personalized curriculum with you that will accomplish precisely that result. You create your vision, and I guide you on how to get there.
The Success Mindset:
I think everybody understands the concept that the more time you put into the playing & practicing, the faster you will progress. So it’s mostly a matter of clarifying the specific things that you need to work on. However, maintaining an effective mindset during your continued practice is also what makes all the difference in the world. Our sessions will include how to create & maintain a highly effective mindset that allows creativity to grow & evolve.
It turns out, for most people, their belief system is the first thing they need to take a look at… specifically, what do you believe you are capable of accomplishing?
My experience has shown me that starting with figuring out a person’s personal beliefs about their potentialities is always crucial to making the forthcoming learning take hold. And this is what propels them into taking the steps that result in a profound change with their playing.
So many students don’t realize that they are carrying around multiple beliefs & ideas about themselves & the guitar & the process… beliefs & ideas that are holding them back from realizing their vision for themselves as an artist, who is a musician, who is a guitarist.
I feel the teacher & the student should work together to create an effective positive mindset that focuses on developing the musicianship skills necessary to play the music you love.
You can take one session to check it out & see if this is a good fit for you, and then take it from there. There is no obligation… you can take as many, or as few lessons, as you would like.
You can schedule lessons at any frequency… once a week, once every two weeks, once a month, twice a week, or here & there.
I think of myself as a personal trainer: whether you have practiced every day or not at all, our sessions are designed to meet you wherever you’re at. This takes the pressure off and keeps the sessions fun. It all depends on your agenda for the development of your playing ability.
It’s important to have realistic expectations for your progress, so we’ll explore all options for your lessons & practice sessions. That way, you’ll choose an informed productive approach that fits your lifestyle.
• Learn the skills you need to play the music
• Be empowered through one-on-one sessions
• Increase your potential as a musician & guitarist with a personalized curriculum
• All levels of instruction… from complete beginner to complete professional
• Practice effectively with a holistic accelerated goal-oriented approach:
- increase your motivation
- utilize proven time management skills
- sharpen your focus & concentration
- build confidence
- develop an effective mindset
• Learn how to absorb more material at a deeper level in a shorter amount of time
• Invest your time & energy in an approach to learning which ensures measurable & definable improvement
• You can explore any & all styles of music:
Rock, Pop, Jazz, Blues, Country, Metal, Hip Hop, Folk, Reggae, Classical, & more
• Ages: 16 years old & up