*DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID-19 SITUATION I WILL BE ACCEPTING WEBCAM LESSONS ONLY. In-person lessons will become available again once everything returns to normal.*
The music I teach on guitar (acoustic and electric), includes pop, rock, blues, indie, folk and fingerstyle. I create lessons based on what genres and styles my students want to learn, while incorporating all the skills essential to playing the guitar.
My methodology is student focused, and my students' interests, skills, and strengths shape my individualized lesson plans. We will learn the songs and techniques that a student wants to learn, though along a route that also includes the skills and knowledge (ear training, theory, various chords and playing styles) needed to be be a well rounded guitar player and musician.
Most importantly I believe in lessons that are friendly, fun, and respectful, and where both teacher and student can enjoy the joys of music, while consistantly working towards set goals.
*I have several new openings, and am currently accepting new students at my home again.
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I am a seasoned guitar player having played for over 10 years and have volunteered as a guitar instructor at several youth organizations as well as teaching professionally.
I have completed the Level 9 certification in Classical Piano and Theory from the Royal Conservatory of Music (hoping to start piano lessons by the end of the year too!) and have a ton of experience playing small live acoustic shows around Toronto ranging from small private events to coffee houses to street festival busking.
I also have nearly a decade of experience working with youth, having worked with children and teens of all ages through several organizations.
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Perfect! There are musicians that struggle to explain their creative process to the average Joe and then there are musicians like Arthur who are able to break things down into manageable chunks.
As an adult learner, it can sometimes be difficult to openly fail in front of your instructor. Arthur creates an atmosphere that is light hearted and educational for all learners alike. If there is something you do not understand, he is able to provide you with real world examples to help explain the musical concept. If you are slow to grasp the learning material, he is patient and persistent in helping you to understand. He has a solid grasp on using positive reinforcement and will never act condescending toward you even when you incorrectly strum a chord.
Arthur works with his students to understand exactly what they want to learn. His teaching style caters to the student's specific goals and he adds in challenges to ensure a healthy progression of the student's learning.
I would recommend Arthur to anyone who wants a music instructor to be as excited as them about their learning goals.
Perfect! Arthur is a patient, kind and educated tutor. If you are looking for someone great to learn guitar I totally recommend him.
Perfect! My 7-year-old son and I are currently receiving ukulele lessons from our music teacher, Arthur. The experience itself has been so enjoyable, to learn an instrument together as parent and child. Arthur is an expert in his craft! His professionalism, enthusiasm, joy for teaching (and most importantly) his patience; has motivated us to continue on our journey to learn an instrument. I would highly recommend Arthur if you are interested in music lessons (adults and children alike)!
Perfect! Arthur is a fantastic guitar teacher! I started taking lessons with my sister and we began by knowing nothing about playing guitar. Arthur is extremely knowledgeable and tailored the lessons to our musical interests and was very patient along the way. He came right to the house which was convenient and was always well prepared.
Holly and Caitlin have been great guitar students! They've been working hard, and lessons are always fun. Glad to have linked up with them!
Perfect! He's really friendly and patient, and always pays attention to what I want to learn next on guitar! Definitely recommend him!
Michael is very keen on learning guitar, and works hard on accomplishing the goals we've been setting for him. Keep it up!
In my perspective i would recommend these guitar teacher because he is a very good explainer and he always is with you making sure your doing the task well.He is respectful, and he is always teaching kids at their past.And you will always feel like your in a good environment with him.This is why i recommend these teacher to all people.
I have known and worked with Arthur for over two years, and he would undoubtedly be an amazing teacher to learn guitar from! Not only is he incredibly talented, but he is patient, professional, and is always warm and welcoming. I would highly recommend Arthur, I promise you won’t regret it!
I performed with Arthur multiple times over the last few years and have always had a great time playing with him. He’s a creative musician and a great guitar player and singer. He’s also good with working with other people, always thinking about the musicians he plays with. Definitely recommend checking him out.
Arthur is a compassionate and reliable teacher. He takes time to teach without losing patience. Some teachers will easily become agitated when one makes mistakes. However, Arthur is very professional with teaching. He ensures that I make improvements on a step by step basis, and he encourages me to strive towards excellence. Arthur explains ideas very thoroughly to help me have a strong understanding of unfamiliar concepts. He is committed to giving services of various kinds and is devoted to teach. Overall, Arthur's services have been outstanding and absolutely worth it.
WOW, this is the best teacher I have ever had. He always teaches you very well and thorough until you understand, he makes you have fun playing guitar and not a chore. BEST TEACHER EVER!!!
I've known Arthur for a long time. I've always wanted to learn the guitar growing up and he was always eager and dedicated to help me out. He taught me how to play and understand the guitar in ways I couldn't find online in places like youtube and so on. Also, his style of teaching helped me find ways to get through my frustrations of learning it haha. I would definitely recommend!
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