Welcome! Daniel, assistant instructor.
Enjoy the fun and personal satisfaction of learning to play the Acoustic, Electric Guitar or Ukulele!10 questions to ask a potential Guitar Teacher:
Ages **12 to adult.
Even at the beginners level, after 3 to 6 months of daily practice, you can learn enough to entertain yourself, your friends and family. However, like every new endeavor, there are challenges and a personal commitment involved. One must make available time for practice. At least 30 minutes every other day at the beginning of lessons and preferably every day once one the student gets through the basics.
Prospective students and parents please read the following before continuing:
I only accept students with little or no experience with the Acoustic, Electric Guitar or Ukulele. This gives me the opportunity to start the student off with a good and proper foundation and the skills they'll need to continue refining their techniques and learning songs on their own. This usually takes between nine, (9) months and a year and a half depending on how much one practices and how quickly one learns. Students usually complete my beginners lesson course in about a year.
**I offer lesson starting at 12 years of age because in my 30 years of teaching I've found that younger children usually haven't developed the Fine Motor Control, Hand Strength and Focus to successfully complete lessons and it can become an exercise in frustration for all concerned.
**Parents are strongly encouraged to 'sit in' for the first few lessons until the student becomes comfortable with "one on one" instruction and so the parent can get an idea of what is involved and expected of the student. Parents may also elect to sit in on all lessons if so desired.
Lessons are available Monday through Friday evenings and Saturdays. Lessons start at the top of the hour and are 45 minutes once a week. Please browse my site for information about me, my location, my teaching methods, fees and guidelines. Then, if you are interested in taking lessons, go to the "Contact" page, email me as a "General Question" on the drop down menu and let me know what day and time you are interested in and tell me which instrument you are interested in learning and a little about yourself and what type of music you want to learn to play and/or what you like to listen to. Available days and times can be seen at the left side of each web page. Please do not fill out and submit the Registration Form until we have set a day and time for your Free Introductory lesson!
This is where we get to know each other a little before formal lessons start. We'll talk about what kind of music you like and what you want to learn to play. I'll also take a quick look at your instrument for general condition and playability and fine tune any adjustments that may be necessary.
Our home is located in the Beechview, South Hills area of Pittsburgh, just a short distance out of the Liberty Tunnels off West Liberty Ave., via Cape May on Dagmar Ave. You can get directions by clicking on the link below.