My guitar teaching career began when I was 14, and it continues to be a great source of joy in my life. I love the variety of musicians I get to work with each day.
I am a little different than other guitar teachers because I teach the fundamentals of music using a clear structure that I tailor to each student’s goals and learning style.
Students develop a strong skill set to use in all kinds of musical situations, and many of my students perform all over the country, in various styles, earning their living from music.
PRIVATE LESSONS IN SEATTLE, AND ONLINE
Beginning - Advanced Level Guitar Lessons:
One of the things I love about the guitar is that I don't think it can be mastered. While there is a finite amount of information you need to learn to become a good player, there are always new ways to see and apply those concepts. Everything always comes back to knowing the fundamentals of music, and I help students effectively master those practical fundamentals in a fun and supportive environment.
Please email me at LeadCatPress@gmail.com to see if I have a morning, afternoon, or evening lesson time that works for you on Capitol Hill, or via Skype/FaceTime. Please include a little background information about your music experience as well as your goals, and what you hope to get out of guitar lessons at this time. If I don't think I'd be a good fit for you, I can recommend another guitar teacher.
GUITAR WORKSHOPS AND CLASSES IN SEATTLE
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Pay What You Can Guitar Class: Each Month on Capitol Hill
The theme is a surprise each month, classes have included: Beginning Guitar, The Jam Session, Practical Music Theory for Guitarists, Ear Training/Learning Songs by Ear, and More.
4 Week Beginning Guitar Class: Each Month on Capitol Hill
Most people who study the guitar want to learn how to play their favorite songs, but first they need to learn the basics. I help students develop their skills quickly and effectively so that they can play a lot of songs in a short amount of time. I use a clear system and I simplify challenging concepts by breaking them down into smaller parts that are easier to understand and play.
4 Week Intermediate Guitar Class: Each Month on Capitol Hill
The guitar is a cool instrument because you can sound good even if you don't know a lot about music theory or the design of the guitar. After a while, a lot of guitarists want to take their playing to the next level but they just don't know how to do that. I use a clear system that fills in the gaps that students may have, and then I take students step-by-step through a practical course covering music theory and its application onto the guitar.
THE GUITAR LESSON COMPANION METHOD BOOK SERIES
The foundation for my teaching practice includes my two method books. I wrote them specifically for students who are taking guitar lessons, and I believe they are the most effective books available for helping people understand and master the fundamentals of music on the guitar.
But don’t just take my word for it, check out what teachers, students, and editors say about my method book series: The Guitar Lesson Companion, Volume One and The Guitar Lesson Companion, Volume Two.