Congratulations! You have taken the first step in learning how to play my FAVORITE instrument: the guitar!
Welcome to Part Two of this Mission Statement Series. Here you'll discover what I'm all about, why I'm a different kind of teacher and what makes me a passionate teacher and coach. I'm excited to meet you! I would love for you to leave a comment below leaving me your thoughts and your own introductions!
Definition: "the substance or material dealt with in a speech, literary work, etc., as distinct from its form or style."
Synonyms: subject matter, subject, theme, argument, thesis, message, thrust, substance, matter, material, text, ideas
dWhat do you expect to be taught?
How much information do you want/need?
Do you trust the person giving you that information?
As a teacher, my goal is to express to my students that I am trustworthy. I do that by genuinely caring for their heart, their goals, their passions (even and especially if it has nothing to do with the guitar). As I do that, I am able to build relationship and trust enough to share with them the content that they care about and that they need to hear.
1. Systematic Learning
I am a list guy. I love lists. I love being able to check off the items on my list and watch it dwindle down.
My beginning guitar students love that, too! I know that to be able to see the progress they're making in a tangible way is huge for them as they learn. I have created a checklist that simplifies the learning process and helps them identify the road ahead.
Sometimes I go a roundabout way, depending on the abilities and goals of my students, to teach them everything they need to know about the guitar. Some want to be a lead guitar player, so I'll teach them scales and exercises that will prepare their muscles for that. Others want to sing around a campfire with their friends, so I'll teach them strum patterns.
Either way, they'll learn everything they need to learn, but the way they are taught might change for each student as I adapt to their specific needs.
Most people start to play the guitar because they believe it's going to be fun! I want to use that motivation to my student's advantage and create an environment that is fun and rewarding. If it's a chore and you're not getting any enjoyment out of it, why do it?
Quality content is essential when you're first learning something, especially beginning guitar. You want to learn it the first time CORRECTLY, otherwise you'll have to relearn something different, which will take a lot longer and potentially burn you.
My promise is to create a fun environment for my students to learn systematically, yet being able to adapt to their goals and desires in the process.
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Again, please leave me a comment sharing with me your thoughts!
Question: What have been some of the greatest road blocks for you in finding great content to take your guitar playing to the next level?