Music School Or Guitar Specialist?
I am a full-time 100% dedicated guitar instructor with 12 years of experience, tens of thousands of lessons both in private, small group, and large class format.
Many music schools hire teachers who teach part time as a side gig, or inexperienced younger musicians.
You can be sure that I am 100% dedicated to your growth as a student because it's what I do 100% of the time.
Music Is A Language
- Language must be spoken with other people in order to accelerate. Students need to play with other musicians in order to learn how to play with other musicians.
- I teach in small classes based off the students interests and skill levels.
- They get personal training and the ability to jam with other students.
- This also means a massive increase in scheduling flexibility and savings
What makes us different?
The Cost Of Choosing The Wrong School
Most music schools offer half hour and 1 hour private lessons. Half hour is not enough time and effectively a waste of money and 1 hour lessons cost $50-60/hour which averages out to $200-250/month for 1 lesson per week. Many of my students have complained to me about taking lessons for months or even years, and not seeing acceptable results and feel like they wasted tons of time and money before finding my school.
My School Is Radically Different
- I teach in small classes based off the students interests and skill levels. Why is this better?
- Students get more lesson time, that means more practice with ME, and more time jamming with other musicians.
- More fun because friendships develop around the instrument
- Increased confidence because students are playing with others around from the start
- Flexible scheduling because you can attend different days and times as long as you stay in the same type of class (think like a gym membership.)
Weekly Schedule (all times are 1 hour long)
Rhythm And Strumming
- Tuesday 5:30
- Wednesday 5:30
- Thursday 5:30
Blues Lead and Rhythm
- Wednesday 7:30
- Thursday 6:30
- Wednesday 6:30
- Thursday 7:30
1. How long will it take me to learn guitar?
Learning guitar is a process that is different for each student. If you are brand new to guitar, expect to commit yourself to at least 6 months to get the point where you can play whole songs or large portions of songs, to get your strumming down, and for your fingers to start responding to you.
2. How soon will I see progress?
The more your practice, and the higher quality your practice time, the faster you will see results. Each student must be responsible for their own results and with the help of the right teacher, will progress much faster.
3. How often should I practice?
I expect you to practice as much and as often as you can for your lifestyle. I suggest you make guitar practice time a priority in your schedule. Take a look at your daily routine and carve out 15-20 minutes of time each day to devote to become a better guitar player. That might mean getting up early, staying up a little later, or cutting back on social media, TV, and moves. But ultimately, it will be worth cutting back on activities that add no value to your life, and exchanging them for learning the guitar.
4. My fingers hurt when I practice, is this normal?
If you are just getting into guitar for the first time or picking up the guitar again for the first time in a while, the tips of your fingers will likely be sore. This happens because you have not yet developed the calluses you need. These only develop through practice. If your fingers really hurt, take a break and pick up the guitar again in a few minutes. It is highly recommended that you start stretching your hands and drinking more water as well so that your muscles learn their new movements faster.
5. Do I have to learn how to read music?
You should learn to read music if you plan on becoming a professional guitarist, studying at a university or a classical musician. If these are not your goals, you do not need to read music. Learning by ear and tablature will DRASTICALLY speed up your learning process.