Joe T.

Joe T.

I am a professional musician with over 30 years teaching experience.

  • Police check

Blues Guitar Lessons

Levels Taught: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

For lead guitarist, I teach you conventional style of rock blues (acoustic and electric) techniques and riffs from the blues pentatonic scale. I also teach a unique style of acoustic/ electric blues soloing using a type of drop D tuning. This is a SIMPLE style that any novice can learn, but the potential to create new blues shapes are limitless. The sound is pure raw Blues! You will also have opportunities to perform, record and produce your own CD (of you playing), accompanied by professional backing tracks (drums bass,and rhythm guitar) ...FREE as part of the package!

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About

  • Male

  • Teaching since 1987

  • Teaches special needs

  • Police check (Issued: 13/02/18)

  • Teaches students aged 10+

I teach with a relaxed and flexible style allowing the student to "feel at ease and comfortable" during all teaching sessions.

My main strengths as a teacher (gained over many years) are;
1. being able to assess the students natural abilities from the first session and setting them realistic goals,
2. staying professional at all times but also having a sense of humor,
3. able to work with "challenging-special needs" students, re: my experience in facilitating music programs to Mental Health/ Disabilities clients,
4. skilled at delivering effective tutoring methods (visual, audio and practical) appropriate for each student,
5. able to work with individuals or groups of 5-10 students. (guitar and Ukulele),
6. being generous with tuition times. (sometimes going overtime where necessary),
7. having over 30 years experience as a professional tutor, musician and record producer since 1992,
8. gained grade 5 in music theory, have equivalent to grade 8 in practical performance and Cert IV in Training and Assessment.
9. launching previous students into becoming professional musicians nationally and internationally. (New Zealand)

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