If you have taken guitar lessons before, you may remember going to the back of a music store and being handed a copy of Mel Bay's Modern Guitar and being told to" go home to practice." While a method book may be useful in teaching people how to read, it should not be the only curriculum in a teaching program.
At Starliner Music, I incorporate a tailored curriculum to help people achieve their personal goals. I can show you the songs that you want to play. I can also teach you music theory, technique, improvisation, reading and more. I adjust your course of study according to your areas of interest. If you are dying to learn a Led Zeppelin tune, or are planning on auditioning for a college level jazz guitar program, I can help you achieve these goals. I have taught hundreds of beginners along side more advanced students. My students have studied music at GIT, Fullerton College, Pasadena City College, Berklee, Cal State LA, and USC. See what students have to say on the testimonials page.
The teaching studio at Starliner is computer equipped. This allows me to incorporate computer software that enhances learning. One such program, Band in a Box, generates accompaniment for students so that they can work on their soloing skills. Another program can slow recorded music down so that the student can practice slowly with it. Also, I often give out play-along practice CDs for improved learning.
The aspect of performance is often not addressed by many. I am able to work with my guitar students while accompanying by performing live bass or drum parts, or work with bass students while playing the guitar or drum parts. This allows the student to understand his or her roll in an live band.
Starliner Music is a home-based studio. This means that I am not passing on the overhead of renting studio on space to the student. The result is savings for you.
I am a professional player and teacher with an academic music background. Please check out my bio here.
Jazz Solos 1
Jazz Solos 2
Solos on R&B Tunes
Long Beach Blues Festival #1
Long Beach Blues Festival #2
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