Since moving to Melbourne from Nashville in 2006, I have been teaching steadily. With roughly 30 students ranging from age 6 to 80, my focus is on having music be a part of people's lives. While I have taught many to read music, there are those who also simply wish to learn songs which involves mostly learning chords, strums and the use of capos. Students are also encouraged to sing while playing and try to learn how to pick up the chords to songs by ear on their own.
Most of my students are one-on-one but in some cases, a parent and child enjoy learning together!
Twice a year we have a little get together/ pickin' party and everyone plays the music they've been working on. The differences of styles and abilities is highlighted and everyone learns a little about performing. Sometimes students will play something together.
That said, there are those who are not interested in the performance part and they are welcome to come and just listen.
I am located in Newport and teach from my home.
Though I teach mostly guitar, I also teach bass, banjo, ukulele, mandolin and piano.
I'm happy to give you names and numbers of present and/or past students should you need references.
Rates at my home are as follows:
Half hour = $35*
45 mins = $45*