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Teaching Philosophy

If you want to get the most out of your lessons
& make any kind of progress in learning the guitar,

I strongly recommend to follow some kind of set plan
that is graded & prepared ahead
to reduce wasted time in your lesson.

My approach is very hands on because I believe that
time spent actually playing the guitar
is more beneficial than 
time spent talking about playing.

Don't get me wrong,
understanding what you are playing is very important,
but not at the expense of
time spent with the guitar.

You need to find a good balance of
theory & practical.

The way I personally achieve this
is to analyze songs that I like,
& some songs that I don't like, occasionally.

Find out why certain songs appeal to you,
because this can be a great aid in writing your own music.

For instance,
I have found that I like songs in minor keys.

Maybe because of the darker sound of minor keys
as apposed to the brighter sound of major keys.

I start my students off by playing & analyzing songs
that are based on just one simple riff
& slowly progress to playing & analyzing note for note songs
that are made up of many different sections
such as Verse, Chorus & Bridge etc.

At the completion of each piece you master,
I will video record your performance,
making it available to you for the purpose of
keeping track of your progress.

If you do not like any of my music selections in the course
I am open for suggestion to substitute material of similar level.

Keeping in mind that the songs you choose
will have to be transcribed during your lesson 
which can sometimes take a long time,
depending on the complexity of the music.