PHILOSOPHY

STEVE'S TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

Over the years I've come to find that teaching music and passing what I've learned on to others has been a rich and rewarding experience. My teaching approach is based not only on my 25 plus years of experience as a music educator, but as one who has sat in the seat of a student as well.

 

I know how to pass along and demonstrate the essential knowledge and skills that are required to play guitar effectively and intelligently. I guide students to reach their musical goals without extraneous or unnecessary information that is often part of mass produced "cookie-cutter" method books and commercial programs. No two students are exactly alike. Lesson material is tailored for each specific student and his or her particular needs and goals. I can and will give each student my absolute undivided attention and bring my extensive teaching and performance experience to bear in order to help each student get where they want to go on their instrument.

 

As a teacher who has been an active professional guitarist for over 30 years - including touring, recording in the studio, reading broadway shows, and leading my own bands - I have the insight and experience to know what skills and knowledge are truly necessary to play guitar in the real world.

 

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Not only do I teach guitar and music theory to many students at my personal studio here at Village Guitar Lessons in New Paltz, NY, but I am on the teaching staff at Bard College, SUNY New Paltz, and SUNY Dutchess County.

 

If you're interested in studying with me, either privately or in a group or workshop setting , please don't hesitate to contact me either by phone or email me.

 

 

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