I want my students to achieve their personal goals, whether it is to learn a simple song to sing to, pass Royal Conservatory of Music Exams, or learn any new techniques to expand and grow as a musician.
The music I teach on guitar (acoustic and electric) and ukulele 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.
I teach solely based on the student and what they excel in and strive to find a balance, ease and joyful approach to learning.
Theory, Harmony, Improvisation, Ear Training, Composition, Scales, Arpeggios, Chords and Chord Progressions.
I believe that when the teacher is inspiring, the student becomes inspired. With my professional degrees, and much experience in teaching, I am sure I can offer you something useful. I customize my lessons to the student's needs, based on what they want to accomplish. I specialize in beginners.
- Assesing students's personality type. - Creating the right lesson materials to use with my students that are consistent with: their personality type, their stated goals and their musical strength and weaknesses. - Getting my guitar students to do what they like so they actually make progress and become great players.
Focuses on developing in-hand experience of the instrument through scales, technical exercises, songs, harmonies and melodies.
The lessons I teach are organized around what the students are primarily interested in; the styles, bands, artists, guitarists, etc. whose music you would like to play. Once I know this, it becomes much easier to figure out what skills & knowledge you will need to learn in order to play that music.
I base my classes on the basic chords and scale shapes, taught through popular/classic songs either chosen by myself or (preferably) by the students. Lessons take as long as they need to take (usually around 45, they start off longer and then settle as we find your path). I also teach guitar hero lessons, if anyone is interested.
Personal observation has taught me that it is most beneficial the balance the challenge of learning an instrument with an element of fun. So I find it advantageous to set realistic attainable goals. This serves to keep the student challenged enough but not deterred. I will be sharing fundamental exercises as well to train their ear and induce muscle memory.
My teaching methods incorporate learning music through the lens of a variety of fields. Music is a language and performance should be approached from the perspective of wanting to learn how to express a thought or an idea. Physics and science help us to understand how the sounds we make exist. Psychology and neurology offer infinite insight into how and why it is we perceive music the way we do.
My teaching methods always vary on the musical capabilities I believe my student has. In school, when I was being taught I realized that everyone, especially beginners, conceptualize music differently. What I mean is, not all traditional methods will work for people.
J'adore travailler mon doigté de manière ludique avec des exercices le fun. J'ai hérité de ma formation classique, les notions de persévérance et de travail. Pour obtenir un résultat, il faut s'impliquer et la pratique est le secret ultime.
I believe every student can learn. Start with the basics to build a strong foundation of confidence within all students. To build on students own creativity. Will teach students songs of their preference. Will teach new methods of playing through new songs. Stage presence techniques development. Opportunities to play live.
Absolutely ANYONE can learn the guitar, regardless of age, size, ethnicity or disabilities.
My teaching methods would vary in regards to each student talent but in general: Children: start from "Guitar Method for Young Beginners" by Scott. will learn to play melody and rhythm.
My technique in regards to private lessons will be completely structured around your own learning style and capabilities.
I'm very flexible in my approach since I don't believe one size fits all when it comes to education and I aim to cater each lesson to the needs of the student. Though I'm primarily focused on songwriting and composition, I'm open to diving into whatever you're hoping to learn.
My teaching method offers a basic conditioning technique for finger strength, how to perform all the basic major chords A-G in full chord as well as bar/power chord form. these chords are taught with variations. How to read tabs and the frets. how to tune the guitar in both standard and harmonic tuning.
I absolutely love to teach the classical guitar. I have also experienced teaching half classical and half popular and that was a hit, students absolutely loved it! My classes are oriented towards your goals and interests as a student. I will therefore give you all the tools you need in order to achieve it and suggest material that is related to your musical tastes.
I have my Bachelor of Education degree and 20+ years of experience teaching music. Chords, notes, tab, strumming and picking are all included, Beginner to Advanced. I also address how all arts are connected and instrument care. Lessons are half hour or one hour per week and include interesting sheets and tips.
Le plaisir avant tout ! Si on a pas de plaisir, on joue pas. Si on joue pas, on avance pas. Pourquoi prendre des cours alors ? On jette notre argent par les fenêtres. Selon moi, il est primordiale de garder en tête pourquoi on joue. C'est vous qui menez le bal.
I start out with learning the feel of the instrument then move onto very basic finger exercises. On the side, I go over some music theory.
i believe any student must learn the basics before getting to play songs , therefore i always start with the fundamentals . correct fingerings , correct picking gesture and style , reading tabs , learning chords etc.
Weekly lessons hands on approachYOUR PUBLISHER back to Greatoutdoors Canada Terry B Hanson Born Vancouver BC. Hanson is the son of a concert violinist. Hanson's father was acclaimed the best violinist in Canada when he was 16 years of age (Hanson’s Father). Aside from having a father who was a musical prodigy Terry Hanson started playing guitar at the age of 6. Hanson received an A.A.
I teach variety of ages and in a way that is in a warm and friendly atmosphere, step by step approach, easy to follow and remember, flexible and productive, goal-oriented. My class will have the a relax and stress-free environment that you'll ever loved. Whether you are a child or adult, be with me and make your musical dreams breathe into reality.
I know how difficult it can be to find a reliable teacher who is highly skilled and experienced to guarantee quality lessons. Teachers need to be able to motivate and guide students towards success. As an experienced and passionate Guitar Instructor, I believe in an approach that gives students positive, constructive ways to learn.
Being patient and encouraging the student is my method of teaching.
My approach: - Let music be a source of fun - Focus on understanding the instrument rather that learning thing by heart, in order to promote the autonomy of the student - Adapt the course to each student in order to work on certain aspects such as perseverance, self confidence, listening skills, creativity.
Everybody is different so I like to customize lesson plans according to the needs of the individual student. Lessons have to be enjoyable, so knowing the direction that a student wants to go, I will plan the skills that are required.
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