"A Dictionary may be technically accurate, but who enjoys reading one?"
This quote sums up my philosophy towards the learning experience. Techincal ability, while essential, is not the end, but merely a means to the end of experiencing the joy and fulfillment that comes from music. Being able to PLAY the guitar, ought to be a rewarding experience for both player and listener (if applicable). To that end, while emphasizing the importance of discipline in practice, I try to emphasize the emotional side of music as well.
Another emphasis of mine, is that I igive my students an illustration of the difference between being able to PLAY the guitar, verses having learned and committed to memory, some riffs of licks or chord progressions. The analogy is that of the difference between learning to read, verses memorization of a sentence or a paragraph. Just because someone has committed a sentence to memory, and can speak it back, does not mean that they have necessarily learned how to read a paragraph properly. My goal is to teach the student how to play the guitar, from A to Z as it were.
I have completed Theory I and II through the RCM, while at Canada Christian College. I have taught at prestigious Music Schools in Durham Region, Pickering and Markham, including the International Music Academy (Markham) and Alexander's Music (Pickering). I have been teaching professionally for the past 12 years
30 Minutes: $39.00
45 Minutes: $49.00
60 Minutes: $59.00
There is a one-time registration fee of 25 $ charged with the first lessons. All Taxes are included in prices, if applicable
NOTE: Your Credit card will be charged ONLY when the first lesson is set up and confirmed with the teacher