Guitar Lessons are provided for beginning to intermediate students of any age. The lessons focus on music theory, technique, and ear training. Students develop musical skills that ensures steady progress and understanding of music. Students learn the landscape of the guitar through building scales and chords in addition to pattern recognition.
All guitar lessons consist of theory, warm-ups, and performance studies. The theory studies help students to quickly become orientated with the landscape of the instrument. Warm-ups consist of exercises in ear training, reading music, and playing techniques. Performance studies aim to put theory and technique to practice with songs of interest.
Learn how to play in any style or genre while developing a practice routines that focus on your musical goals. The guitar lessons are designed around the student’s level of ability. The music teacher adjusts the sessions to the specific strengths and weaknesses of the student. Songs of interest are simplified to student abilities. Whether you are just starting out or have been playing for years, the teacher can help you progress with efficiency and productivity.
Guitar Lessons are followed by emailed lesson reviews that contain a detailed practice outline, and student progress report to assist in practice throughout the week. It is always best to start in a lesson book of appropriate age and skill level, but the lessons can also take on a more informal approach if desired.
The guitar lessons are adapted for any level of skill and style of music. As a Composer, Mr. McClain Identifies the musical characteristics that define particular styles or genre of music. Generally, students taking Electric Guitar Lessons tend to focus on Rock, Alternative, Blues, or Jazz. While those with interest in the Acoustic Guitar Lessons, usually focus on Country, Bluegrass, Folk, or more modern singer-songwriter styles. The Classical Guitar Lessons focus on Classical Music, Spanish Guitar, and Finger Style forms of Jazz Guitar or more general styles of guitar. Lessons are tailored to specific styles of interest with any type of guitar a student plays
BEGINNING GUITAR LESSONS
Beginning guitar lessons start with a general study in guitar and exposure to basic styles. The first lesson focuses on orientation of the guitar, tuning, basic theory, playing technique, and becoming familiar with open position chords related to songs of interest or presented in book of study.
Intermediate or advanced guitar lesson begin with an evaluation of knowledge, technique, ability, and current material or songs to determine a strong starting point.