Private Guitar Lessons in Las Vegas
I offer private lessons at the price of group lessons.
- Parents are always welcome during lessons.
- Comfortable waiting area.
I work with students and parents to create a team-approach to their child's success.
My students learn:
My students learn a comprehensive guitar education that will develop his/her musical imagination and enrich his/her daily life.
My students learn to appreciate music as an essential form of human communication.
My students learn the steps to learn and how to teach themselves.
My students learn to have high expectations of themselves and to set the bar high at each step of the journey.
My students learn mastery learning and the necessity of a detail-oriented approach; each step must be mastered before moving on, with a feeling of success after each step.
My students learn how to practice by joining in the the process of practicing with me and leaving their lesson with a "recipe" of the steps to most easily achieve the goal of success.
My students learn literacy; unless otherwise agreed upon, all my students learn to read music.
My students learn to build a repertory of carefully selected musical pieces, of graded-difficulty with plenty of reinforcement at each level.
My students learn guitar technique and its importance to proper play and easier learning.
My students learn music theory and musicianship. Advanced students can study harmony.
My students learn form and analysis; from beginning pieces students are introduced to the structure of music.
My students learn ear training with simple listening exercises.
My students learn sight reading; learning to ready and play at sight is a different skill than taking your pieces home and practicing them. We do this at every lesson.
My students learn music history as it relates to their pieces.
My students learn composition; I firmly believe that creativity is the pinnacle of the arts. Student who are interested are encouraged to write their own music.
My students learn Improvisation, guitar functionality, getting around on the keyboard without music and chordal harmony.
My students learn performance; all students are encouraged to perform at the performance recitals, allowing them to share their musical advancements with others.
Advanced students study all these subjects more formally.
I encourage all my students to:
Learn different styles of music (Classical, Pop, Rock, and Jazz...)
Bring music of their own choice/interest to their lessons.
Stick to a structured approach to learning music and their instrument.
Perform in regular recitals.
My students must:
Express a desire to learn music and to play the guitar. It will be expected that they will attend their lessons with a positive receptive attitude toward learning.
Agree to practice regularly, (eventually) for the length of their lesson time.
Attend their regularly scheduled lessons as often as possible.
Listen attentively and carefully to my instruction during lessons.
Show the same respect for me as I show them.
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