Learn guitar from a gigging pro!
- Electric or acoustic
- 20+ years of performing and teaching
- Physical fitness for guitar playing
- Tips for gigsters
- Music for brain health
- How to memorize lyrics
- Special rate for first lesson: $20.
- $35 for a full hour, in my home in Easthampton or in yours (+travel fee). I also do Skype lessons.
Samples of my playing in two styles
Jazz accompaniment and a solo:
Flamenco in the alegrias style:
To find out more and sign up, please contact me!
What about lessons for students under 10?
I’ve had a number of very young students in the past. In theory, that would be a wonderful thing. Young minds are often very flexible and receptive to learning. However, in practice, it’s problematic with anyone under about 10 or so.
A key roadblock is often the instrument itself. Guitars can be quite large, and unless you have a very high-quality instrument, your child may have considerable difficulty in pressing down the strings. This tends to make learning difficult, and possibly even uncomfortable or painful. Can someone “gut this out” until they get calluses and strength? Possibly, but this is a lot to ask of a young person. Smaller guitars can be found, but even their strings may also be hard to press down.
All that said, if your child is extremely dedicated, motivated, and focused, this could work.