Music

4-Week 25 Minute Private Guitar Lessons Acoustic or Electric Ages 8-13

Please ask for the time/day/start date that works for you! Pickup where you are and have fun! This class can be used for music credits in school if approved by the institution. Formal (grade) or informal upon request.
44 total reviews for this teacher
Completed by 1 learner
Class

25 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 4 weeks

8-13

year olds

1

learner per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Thu May 26

May 26 - Jun 16 (4 weeks)
Thursdays
10:30pm - 10:55pm
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.
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Fri May 27

May 27 - Jun 17 (4 weeks)
Thursdays
1am - 1:25am
Outside 6am-10pm in your local time.
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Description

Class Experience

First and foremost, how to have fun with the guitar!  I love it and want to share my love of the guitar with them.  

In detail though;
fretboard knowledge (how everything works and where all the notes are)
scales (they make you solo better)
chords (can't play in any band without them)
theory (to understand the songs better and to eventually write your own)
Daily focused practice of at least 30-60 per day depending on age and level of seriousness. WIthout this and ACTIVELY working on getting down physically and mentally what we went over, guitar playing doesn't happen.
ATTENTION! A dropbox link will provided with learning material needed for lessons.  Guitar Method 1 book will need to be printed or be accessible from another tablet device other than the one being used for Zoom, ie iPad, Android tablet, etc.  The book can also be purchased at places such as Amazon for about 10 dollars US.  Please have this ready for the first lesson.  It makes it difficult for us to juggle audio examples, me talking, them playing, seeing my hands, their little hands and then also screen sharing a book on a horizontal rectangular screen that makes the book small and hard to see.  Thanks so much!

Full Windows/Apple desktop/notebook and a separate inexpensive webcam and stand separate from the notebook/desktop is STRONGLY preferred.  These days with Zoom music lessons devices go in order from best to worst listed below:

Macbook/Mac (I have used both PC and Mac and I know personally that this is the best)
Windows 10 PC (Does the job well too, Macs just offer a little more bells and whistles)
iPad (latest generation, sound quality is poor do to lack of adjustments)
iPhone (last 3 generations, but you can not see screenshares of music because it is too small, sound quality is poor due to lack of adjustments)
Chromebook/Android Tablets (They do not have the adjustments to sound quality that the others do and wifi is weak in Chromebooks)
Android phone (unacceptable for music lessons, has no sound features, very spotty internet, small screen)

This is not to be picky but hey let's face it, there can't be any guitar lessons if I can't hear your little one's guitar.  We can try anything but just a heads up first.

Electric Guitar:
A functioning guitar that has been approved by me via Zoom or by a repairmen or fluent player in your area.  I have run into alot of one stop shop guitars that simply don't work and then parents get frustrated as to why their child can't play it.  An average electric pack that is ok, I.E. amp, guitar, picks, cord and strap, is about 250-300

Acoustic Guitar
The same requirements as electric applies except only picks and guitar is needed.

It is good to get a couple sets of extra strings as they do pop and is completely normal.
Informal assessment, no grade will be given
25 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
I will provide all books and reference material. Any individual songs that the student asks for that I don't have a copy of will be purchased through the parents.

Teacher

Richard Harris
🇺🇸
Lives in the United States
Music Teacher and loving it! If you dont see the right time or class message me. I can accommodate most times.
44 total reviews
218 completed classes

About Me

Hello everybody!  Thank you for visiting my profile.  I teach a variety of music classes including but not limited to guitar, ,Ukulele, piano, improvisation,  general music and music theory.  I have been a professional guitar and piano player... 
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