Although I’m a bit biased, playing an instrument has so many benefits for your overall health. It brings you enjoyment, a sense of accomplishment, physical and mental dexterity, and if you choose to – you can share that joy by entertaining others.
Teaching isn’t for everyone, but I’m one of those people that receives a sense of satisfaction in sharing what I’ve learned over the years. I feel victorious over my own shortcomings, if I can shorten the path of learning for my students. I learned from lots of trial and error, and just stubborn ignorance in my early years. It wasn’t until later years (when I was in my late 30s) that I began taking lessons and truly understand the guitar. I don’t read music, but I have a firm understanding of music theory and proper practice techniques to help make you a fundamentally sound guitar player. I’m a big believer in learning the rules before you break them.
As you might imagine, every student that comes to me has different goals and it’s my responsibility to honor those goals and do all we can to accomplish them. I take my teaching/sharing of knowledge/experience very serious and would like nothing more than to help you reach your maximum potential- one triumphant step at a time.
I love teaching pupils of all ages. What’s interesting about learning an instrument is that it equalizes us all to children. The same wonder and excitement that exists in a 9 year old child with dreams of stardom is no more than that of a senior who has his/her own dreams of getting up on that stage and letting it rip. If you are already a seasoned guitar player but looking to take some lessons and sharpen your music theory or learn some new techniques –I would be happy to talk with you about it and see if I can help.
If you have been thinking about playing the guitar for a while and want to get started, please don’t hesitate to send me an email or call my cell 518 369 2150 (feel free to text message).
Looking forward to hearing from you!