About this pro
I am fairly patient with my students. I try to motivate and challenge them, but yet I'm understanding of the fact that all students have different skill levels and therefore, move at a different pace. Not all students will grasp the same information right away, so there is a need for patience and empathy with their struggles and desires to play guitar. I am excited when someone enjoys playing as much as I do, and if they are as passionate about it, and learn new and exciting things. Sometimes certain students have mental or physical handicaps that hinder them, and it's important to approach them individually and give them patience and flexibility in teaching them. Meeting new and interesting people and watching them progress and succeed in meeting their goals with playing the guitar. It's exciting to see people finally break through and grasp a new skill or technique. Teaching and motivating students is an exciting part of what I do with the guitar lessons. I also take an individual interest in each student's development in their playing.
5 years in business
2 hires on Thumbtack
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I just have a fee for individual lessons, and discount that rate if it involves a class of multiple students, or if the student pays for multiple months in advance. Not too complicated.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Get to know them. Ask them what they would like to learn. Ask them if there are any particular techniques, styles or songs that they would like to learn. Develop a plan and discuss with the student and proceed from there. I'm also flexible to change.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I haven't had a lot of formal individual training, but I keep a running list of websites (and also make them available to my students) that offer guitar instruction. I also get emails with audio and video links to guitar lessons. Also, I subscribe to a guitar magazine which features regular guitar teaching lessons. I've been to guitar workshops and conferences over the years.