Tag Archives: guitar teachers

When the tip jar isn’t enough – day jobs for musicians

I toured full-time for 13 years. I was lucky to have a partner who covered the bills when I couldn’t. Since then, I’ve toured part-time, adding jobs to supplement my income. Most performing musicians, unless you’re Lady Gaga, do this. … Continue reading

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When is a good age to start music lessons?

With a student at a recent recital. I’m staying with some friends for a few days who have an adorable one year old. Last night I pulled out my mandolin and as I strummed chords, a smile spread across her … Continue reading

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Evaluating a guitar teacher

You’ve found a guitar teacher who might suit your needs, now what? Is it enough that she can play Hendrix solos note for note? Maybe, but you want someone who also knows how to teach and that involves different skills. … Continue reading

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Finding a guitar teacher

I’ve taught guitar privately and in classrooms for over ten years. My experience has taught me a lot. If you want Skype lessons I hope that you’ll contact me. I also have a studio in Ottawa. If you live elsewhere and … Continue reading

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