Teaching Philosophy Students that practice at least 30 minutes a day for 5 days a week or more generally can see a lot of progress after 2-3 months of lessons. It is never too late to learn how to play the guitar. Adults of all ages and children six and older, from beginners to advanced players are welcome. Amy has a strong background teaching children and helps them to have fun while learning about music.
Learning a new instrument takes a combination of skill and dedication. Those considering beginning guitar lessons should plan to dedicate 30 minutes almost every day to practicing the guitar. Students will learn different ways of reading music, including tablature and notation. Basic music theory is taught along with playing the guitar; this helps the student understand what they are playing. Theory can be applied to all styles of music and many different instruments. A large repertoire of music is built over time that focuses on the students’ preferred styles. Physical technique is a focus in lessons, allowing the student to learn to play the guitar with ease using free and natural movements.
Students that practice at least 30 minutes a day for 5 days a week or more generally can see a lot of progress after 2-3 months of lessons. It is never too late to learn how to play the guitar. Adults of all ages and children six and older, from beginners to advanced players are welcome. Amy has a strong background teaching children and helps them to have fun while learning about music.
Annual recitals are provided in the summer for students to gain performance experience. Recitals are free of charge and open to all students, friends, and family.
For more information about guitar lessons given by Amy, please visit www.GuitarLessonsByAmy.com
Here's what some of Amy's students have to say about their experience taking guitar lessons:
"Our son started with Amy as a 10-year-old beginner interested in the electric guitar, and two years later, he has come such a long way. He has learned the basics of rock and folk guitar, including notes and chords and strumming, but he has also developed an interest in classical guitar and is now learning finger-picking. Amy follows his lead, teaching him the music and techniques he's interested in, and supporting and encouraging his learning. Her teaching style is enthusiastic and positive, and he looks forward to guitar lessons and recitals." - Grainne M., Irvine
"Amy is a gem of a guitar teacher. I enjoy our weekly lesson because of her obvious enthusiasm for both music and teaching." - Bill A., Irvine
"After training under Amy for more than a year now, it's clear to me that I made the very best choice of instructors possible. It was difficult enough to find a quality classical instructor let alone someone of her caliber and professionalism. Amy's level of personal commitment, energy and passion for her art clearly set an inspirational example. Her teaching style allows you to feel relaxed and comfortable - even when your last three bars sounded like a coyote howling at the moon! Amy's technical skills have completely raised my standards of personal aspiration as an amateur musician. I highly recommend her to any student at any level and to anyone in search of a superb guitar instructor/performer." - Steve T., Huntington Beach
"I've been taking classical guitar lessons from Amy for a year and a half and she is currently helping me prepare for college entrance auditions. Amy has amazing talent both playing and teaching. She has helped me with posture and taught me various techniques to increase the quality of my sound. She still studies by reading music articles and motivates students by providing recitals for them to perform in and encourages them to attend diverse concerts. She is very sincere and organized and anyone would be lucky to have her as a teacher." - Hana K., Irvine
"I've been taking electric guitar lessons from Amy for about 2 years now. When I started, I didn't even know how to hold the guitar properly but now I'm playing all my favorite songs. Amy gives positive reinforcement with a very encouraging tone. I look forward to my lessons every week to see what new songs she'll give me to work on. She never gives me more than I can handle for the week. I'm very happy my dad found her for me! I can't imagine taking lessons from anyone else." - Neely M., Irvine