Your knowledge of music AND your physical ability to play it, "must" be balanced

 

I love teaching the guitar. I keep it light, fun, and casual during my sessions.  My approach consists of teaching fundamentals in the following areas:

 

How to condition your hands and fingers for playing the guitar...Just like basketball and football players need to train certain parts of their bodies in certain ways. You as a guitarist, must train your hands and fingers to "be in guitar shape".

 

 Always remember: When requested, I'll provide you with a video reminder of

 what we go over in your session, and at no additional cost.  In addition, I'll show

 you the following:

 

 How to make your fingers  independently accurate and strong

 

 Proper finger-to-fretboard placement

 

 Proper pick-hand use and movements

 

 Rhythm patterns

 

 Lead / Soloing

 

 Proper Chord making

 

 How to Determine what chords go together in songs

 

 The 1 - 4 - 5 ... What's that all about

 

 Basic Theory applied to the Guitar

 

 About your equipment and how it works

 

 String Bending

 

 Hammer-on  and  Pull-off technique

 

 When learning songs, I'll show you styles of Classic Rock / Southern Rock / Blues / 50's / and some   Country techniques