FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
1) WHAT AGES DO YOU TEACH?
Ages 6 and up.
2) WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO A LESSON?
Bring in your instrument, binder/tab book, and ipod/CD or even just a name or two of the
bands/singers/artists that you listen to so we can start working on your favorite styles!
3) WHAT ARE THE LESSONS LIKE?
The lessons are either 1/2 hour or a full hour and are custom tailored for the individual student.
Typically, the first half of the lesson is technical (Tuning, Chords, Tabs, Scales, Technical progress,
Sight reading) and the second half is working on the individual students projects, the styles that the
student likes to listen to (anything from Mozart, Led Zeppelin, Bon Iver, Taylor Swift to Jay Z) the
wants of the student is a powerful motivator for practice. We wil move towards learning songs,
developing ideas, ear training, dissection of songs and arrangement, and overall musicianship.
If a beginning student walks in and just wants to learn the intro to a particular song, we will
immediately start learning the song either exactly how the original artist plays it, or we arrange
an easy version to get the student started!
If a student walks in and wants to learn everything and anything, we also have a structured and
proven learning curriculum, method, and process that takes the student from the basic rudiments
of GUITAR, UKULELE, or BASS to intermediate all the way to professional levels.
5) WHAT DO YOU RECOMMEND FOR MATERIALS FOR LESSONS?
*REQUIRED-A THREE RING BINDER WITH 50 PLASTIC PAGE INSERTS
*REQIURED-Mel Bay's Guitar Tablature Book (Blank Tab)
Available at My Music Store- it is a book of blank tablature for the student. We will use this book for
almost every lesson.
Mel Bay's Modern guitar Method Grade 1 (No need for the DVD version)
Available at My Music Store- this is a book for the beginning sight reader to learn how to read
standard notation. We will use this book almost every lesson if the student is between the ages of
6 and 13. If the student is 14 and older we will use this book if the student would like to learn
how to sight read.
Mel Bay's Electric Bass method Volume 1 (Roger Filiberto)
Available at My Music Store- this is a great book to work from for BASS sight reading. We will use
this book almost every lesson for beginning BASS students ages 6-13.
Popular Classics of the composers Vol. 1 (Jason Waldron)
Available at My Music Store- This is a fantastic intermediate book for sight reading easy arrangements
of classic composers. We will use this book for students interested in traditional classical, romantic,
and baroque style of guitar.
The Guitar Handbook (Ralph Denyer)
- Available at My Music Store- a fantastic resource for all things guitar.
6) YOU TEACH GUITAR, UKULELE, AND BASS- CAN I SWITCH BETWEEN INSTRUMENTS FOR MY LESSONS?
Of course! If you are feeling that you would like to switch around to or from Guitar, Bass or Ukulele for awhile or even
for just one lesson back and forth between instruments no problem!