Prepare

The first half-hour session with me is free and no-obligation.  I expect any prospective student to ask some questions and see what I’m like in person before making any decision.  All of my lessons are “open door” and I encourage parents, grandparents, and/or siblings to sit in on any lesson and see the progress the student is making.  I have a list of references available on request.

Make sure you have these items to be prepared for your first lesson:

– If you have a smartphone, tablet, or laptop, the Guitar Pro app is required (click on links to add it to your device):

iOS

Android

Kindle

PC/Mac version for laptop.

– I prefer to send lesson notes via email.  Students who do not have access to email must bring a three ring-binder to every lesson.
– If you don’t have a smartphone, tablet, or laptop, you will need a guitar or bass method book.  Groups of two students must use the same guitar or bass method.
– A guitar tuner (I suggest the Korg GA-1 or Guitar Tuna – a free tuner for guitar).
– If you don’t have a smartphone, tablet, or laptop, you will need to purchase a metronome to help develop rhythm (I suggest the Korg MA-1).
– Acoustic guitar students will want to purchase a capo.

Click HERE for some tips on downloading Guitar Pro files to your device at home.

Make sure you have these additional items to be prepared for your first video lesson (new for March 2020):

1) Either Facetime or Skype will be used for the lesson.  If you can, use a different device for Skype or Facetime as they will mute Guitar Pro during the video lesson.

2) Install Dropbox on your smart device or desktop so I can share all of my Guitar Pro files and PDFs to your computer or smart device.  Once Dropbox is installed, let me know what email you used to set up the account so I can email you the link for access.

Please contact me if you have any questions.  I will share all of my Guitar Pro files with any teacher via Dropbox.

Click HERE to add my Bis Man Jams to your device via Dropbox.