I’ve been playing guitar for over 10 years now, half of which was in my current band, and have been teaching for 3 years as a tutor for both music theory and guitar theory. Playing in my band taught me a lot about the guitar as a performance as well as how I already thought of it; a way of expressing myself. I am completely self taught and due to this I have a less restrained and constricted style of teaching guitar.
In my 10 years of playing I have studied a variety of styles of guitar. Starting at punk and more chord based music I evolved my understanding to include blues, jazz, Spanish, and experimental playing. During this journey to understand more types of playing I taught myself music theory and advanced my knowledge of the nature of the guitar. From cascading arpeggios to thick riffs, I had to learn it all before I was satisfied, and even to this day I am still aiming to learn more.
My past students have all enjoyed my teaching style due to the flexibility I have in teaching what they really want to know, and in most cases more than than they thought they could know. It all starts at the basics and needs lots of practice as aneeded absolute must. From the basics I dive into chords, how they’re made, scales, pentatonic, progressions, and as deep into theory as the student wants to go. Generally speaking most people who I teach end up wanting to learn more, and I love being the one to open their minds to new ideas.