Professional Guitar Instruction
Whether you are just beginning your journey to guitar greatness, or you just need a little help along the way, I'm here to help steer you in the right direction! I've been a musician for thirty years, and I know what it takes to get from good to great!
I'm a beginner and I don't know how to start!
Right on! You have taken your first step into this world of guitar - congratulations! Whether you have some experience with music, or you are coming in with no knowledge whatsoever, beginning to play the guitar can seem like a daunting task. After all, you need look no further than YouTube to see thousands of really talented guitarists, and it may seem like you'll never get to play like them.
Well, good news. Every guitarist since the invention of the guitar has started in the same place as you - at the beginning. Let me be your guide through this initial phase. I'll do everything in my power to get you playing a few songs your very first lesson. Where we go from them is entirely up to you. Maybe in a year, you'll be that guitarist on YouTube everyone is talking about!
I've taught myself with videos and tabs, and I'm stuck!
Let me start by saying that I have nothing against self-taught musicians. Most of what got me through my first few years of playing the guitar was self-taught. The problem was, I didn't have anyone there to take a close look at my hands and my form to tell me what I was doing wrong (or right!), and I ended up with some bad habits that have taken years to get over.
If you feel that you are fairly competent on the guitar, but you've plateaued, I can get you back on the right path. If there are some songs you've always wanted to learn, but can't find any assistance online, I'll be happy to help you out. If you've always wanted to try a new style of playing, or you feel like you are stuck in a rut, I'll point you in some new directions. If you've wanted to try your hand at improvising, I'll give you the fundamentals so you can solo with confidence!
I've learned everything I could think of on guitar. What now?
The guitar has been your first big step into the world of music. But, of course there's more than chords, leads, and rhythms. If you've tried to write songs, I can show you the ins and outs of songwriting, from your first note, to putting your music out to the world. Perhaps you'd like start a home studio for some simple recordings. I'd be happy to help you out with that - I'm comfortable with nearly all the major digital audio workstations, and I can show you how to take a simple recording to something really great!
There's lots to do with the music skills you've developed. We can work on music theory, ear training, or even try out some new instruments! From here, you can go virtually anywhere. Let's try some things out!