Piano

For my younger students, I will typically teach through the Faber and Faber series, although I am also very familiar with Bastien, Alfred, Hal Leonard, among others. 

I typically have the students and students' parents purchase the materials through online retailers.  I will also be supplying my own photocopied material. 

I love teaching students songs they are familiar with, so I will often ask the students to tell me some songs (pop, rock, etc.) they like and we will play the melodic pattern as well as chord progression.  Singing is highly encouraged, although not requisite. 

For my older students, we will initially focus on scales, note reading, chord chart reading and playing songs the students would like to play. 

Guitar and Bass 

Guitar students will be working through the Hal Leonard series, as well as several different types of supplemental material, which I will provide.  Students will learn how to read classical notation, as well as Tab and Chord Charts.  Students will occasionally be asked to purchase materials through online retailers. 

The trajectory of guitar lessons will oftentimes be determined by age, as it takes each student time to develop finger the finger strength to execute different aspects of guitar playing. 

 

I love teaching students songs they are familiar with, so I will often ask the students to tell me some songs (pop, rock, etc.) they like and we will play the melodic pattern as well as chord progression.  Singing is highly encouraged, although not requisite. 

For more older students, we will focus less on classical notation, unless this is the learning style you prefer.  We will focus predominantly on scales, tab reading, soloing and chord chart reading. 

Drums

Drum students will work through a few different series' of drum set beats, fills and solos.  Drum students will learn to read classical notation on snare drum as well as drum set.  Drum set notation is not standardized.  Each book and series will have it's own legend, although the proximity of the notes are the same. Students will occasionally be asked to purchase materials through online retailers. 

We will work on holding the stick, playing in time with a metronome and listening to drum beats.

 

I love teaching students songs they are familiar with, so I will often ask the students to tell me some songs (pop, rock, etc.) they like and we will play the melodic pattern as well as chord progression.  Singing is highly encouraged, although not requisite.   

Ukulele

Rock Band Coaching

Ukulele students will begin playing chords from popular songs.  We will also supplement by learning to read Ukulele tab as well as classical notation.  Students will be learning one to two new songs each week, as well as continually reviewing old songs.  Students will occasionally be asked to purchase material through online retailers. 

I love teaching students songs they are familiar with, so I will often ask the students to tell me some songs (pop, rock, etc.) they like and we will play the melodic pattern as well as chord progression.  Singing is highly encouraged, although not requisite. 

 

 

Rock bands will work in collaboration with the me to work on material of their choosing, either originals or covers.  Rock bands can be as small as a group of two, but function the best as at least a 3-piece.