Teaching is an art, requiring many things, understanding of the subject matter, skill with related articles of usage, patience.
I have had many opportunities to reflect on and realize this.
Knowing how to do something does not mean one will be able to explain to someone else, how to do it. Or be understood.
I am reminded of something I read in Readers Digest years ago.
“An education is something you give to yourself”.
To me that means, despite the best efforts of teachers, the most interesting of presentations and the most comprehensive materials, we learn because we want to.
In many cases we learn things like walking, talking, driving, writing, all because we have to. But when the subject is something we want to do , then we choose to educate ourselves.
So when there is a desire to learn, and there are, always increasing and evolving methods with which to acquire an education, the means to do so are many. How best to proceed?
There are many ways to acquire a skill, one of the most needed though is patience. On the part of anyone involved. Whether teaching or studying, a mindset of patience helps immeasurably.
We can also learn by teaching.
Our own knowledge is enhanced by showing another how to acquire skills within our interest.
If you are a life long learner, show someone what you know and prepare to be enlightened as you uncover a new way to look at that base of knowledge you have as you share!
So regarding learning anything let alone music, why use a teacher when there is YOUTUBE, the internet, CD’s DVD’s, Books?
Reasonable question, and a committed student will find these methods useful at times as well, to pick up a new tune or technique. However there are some things a teacher can provide more responsively:
Encouragement, if I can do it you can!
Incentive, someones going to hear me I better practice!
Observation applying the instruction, am I doing this right? this can lead to faster more relevant progress.
Having a teacher also shows a sincere commitment to see the effort through.
I am currently accepting new students for the guitar and electronic keyboard.
I have been playing and learning the Guitar for 36 + years and have been developing my Keyboard abilities for 9 years.
I teach musical skills by way of rock and pop and original music.
I can teach you how to read music, tablature, and learn songs by ear.
I have developed a tool useful for understanding some of the more complicated music theory concepts to a single page, as in notes, modes, scales and chords.
One of the main benefits that I provide is that I come to you,
(Marana, Northwest Tucson)
I am also patient, an ability necessary to acquire and advance musical skill. If you prefer a by the book approach I can accommodate that as well.
There are many avenues to learn by. We can use whatever method you deem appropriate. No long term commitment necessary, if you just want a single lesson that is ok. If interested email or contact me at:
Guitar and/or Electric Keyboard.
Or call & leave message please 520-288-5617 Bill L
Thank you for your consideration.