Musical Instruments I teach
Musical instruments can be learned in two ways: (1) by hearing or "OIDO", and (2) by note reading or "SHEET MUSIC" method. Whatever your preference is, I know I can teach you how to play your chosen instrument. If you want to specialize using the "SHEET MUSIC" method, I can teach you how to do just that. On the other hand, if you want to learn your instrument using the "OIDO" method, I can also teach you how to do it. As a matter of fact, I can combine both methods in learning your chosen instrument if that's what you prefer. Whatever method you choose, my music lessons are tailored to your needs.
Some people say "the piano is the easiest musical instrument to get started with but the most difficult to master." I believe anyone can learn how to play the piano to his/her own competency level. They just have to be really serious, determined and committed to practice regularly and consistently.
For "Classical" Piano and "Contemporary Popular Music" Piano, I use the Grade Levels provided by the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB).
The most challenging part of playing the guitar when you're getting started is the lack of thicker skin on your finger tips. That's why I suggest you use a guitar with nylon strings to begin your lessons. Once you've mastered a few chord progressions using different hand positions, you can now decide which type of guitar as well as playing method you want to pursue.
For "Classical" Guitar and "Contemporary Popular Music" Guitar, I use the Grade Levels provided by the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB).
One of the best Yamaha keyboards is the Tyros4. Learning this instrument is not as difficult as most students would think. As a matter of fact, it is very easy to get started with. Once you learn the basic chord positions (root and the two inversions), this amazing electronic musical instrument will do the rest. I can teach you how to play the Tyros4 in just a short period of time. Of course you need to continue practising to master it.
I only accept full hour session for this instrument.
If you know how to tap your feet or clap your hands in rhytmical patterns, I can teach you how to play drums. From basic pop beats to syncopated jazz beats, I can guide you all the way through until you become a successful drummer.
In learning the drums, we will follow several proven methods I gathered from different professional drummers incorporating them into my own methods that I've also learned over the years. It might be a bit challenging at first but I can assure you we're going to have a lot of fun.
Electric Bass Guitar
Learning how to play the electric bass guitar was a bit of a natural progression for me since I started with a Double Bass (Bajo de Arco). Playing the bass is not really a difficult thing to do once you know how to play the guitar. Learning some techniques, however, might be challenging to some students.
In teaching electric bass guitar, I follow the Progressive method series especially for beginners because it has a very user-friendly approach in introducing the different sections of each lesson in a progressive manner.