Lessons are individually designed to suit the strengths, needs, goals and natural abilities of each student.
A student who has their grade 8 piano and has designs on post secondary music education will be given different assignments than someone who is looking to play some basic chords at home.
Roger's years of live performance, session work and teaching has enabled him to cover almost all playing levels and genres.
Beginning students learn
Chords and basic chord theory
common chord progressions
note identification and locations
good left and right hand technique
finger style basics
Intermediate level players learn
More advanced chords and chord progressions
introduction to chord/melodic lines
more advanced finger style techniques
more advanced scales
Advanced players learn
How to improvise over major and minor chord progressions
How to play chords and melodies at the same time
More advanced music theory
Scales and modes
All players learn
How to read notes and play them on the guitar
How to play popular songs
(once students get to a certain level, they can choose their own)
Names of well known guitar brands
Names of well known guitar players in all genres
New to guitar?
Acoustic or Electric
Maybe this short video
from Roger will help!
Your first guitar
Everything you need to know
in under 2 minutes!