In a guitar lesson, we will focus on your interests as a musician. This can range from advanced technique, different styles, reading musical notation, or just learning your favourite song. Within our first lesson I will get to know you as an individual, as well as a musician and tailor our lesson so that you are able to get the most out of it. Having over 15 years experience playing almost every musical genre, I am able to guide you in a specific direction based on your musical tastes and ambitions.
As a self taught piano player, I pride myself in having the ability to show you what works for me during my practice. Having an immense musical knowledge is definitely an asset on the piano, as all of the notes are literally right in front of you! As I get to know you in our first lesson, I will pick a piano method book based on your musical experience and ambitions. While working out of this book, I apply the information that you are learning to some of your favourite music. I believe that this keeps a continuous moment and provides students with an abundance of ambition to continue to practice and play.
As an avid writer for television and other mediums, I absolutely adore the different processes that are used for composition. During our lesson, I will provide you with a prompt or an inspiration for a piece. This could be a theme, a texture, or form. I will provide suggestions on how to build your piece while considering dynamics, harmony, and development. Having many years experience using the latest in notation software, I am able to guide you in writing down your ideas digitally.
Let's make your musical ideas come to life! During production lessons we will look at how to operate Cubase - a digital audio workstation. During my time at York University, I completed an Honours Study in Cubase 7. This involved knowing the software inside and out. I will help you track your compositions using realistic sampling, and give you insight on how to mix and alter your audio to get the best sounding product. Having many years experience recording several different genres, we can work on whatever your musical heart desires. Home recording is relatively inexpensive now. I can help make recommendations of which home recording products may work for your setup.