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Toronto Guitar Lessons

Progress with ease and joy, step-by-step Toronto guitar lessons. I take pedagogy seriously; 20 years of music teaching and am also a Professor at Seneca College.

Rock & Blues

ROCK IS ATTITUDE AND TONE. YOUR FINGERS NEED THAT ATTITUDE. YOUR GUITAR/AMP NEED THAT TONE.

  • Control the basics like chords and beginner songs

  • Master the fretboard: Learn your scales, know your positions.

  • Integrate the scales and chords in a musical and improvisational context.

  • Learn to lead a band or play with others.

  • Explore tabs or notation: Learn to read music and explore independently.

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Acoustic Campfire

ACOUSTIC CAMPFIRE TUNES ARE OLDIES AND GOLDIES, ROMANTICS AND CASUAL STRUMMERS ARE WELCOME.

  • Learn how to maintain consistent tone and the easiest and efficient way to play chords, pick, and strum.

  • Next we can explore reading tabs, notes and learning songs from playback and playing with others (singers or a band).

  • We can keep it purely practical and build your techniques and explore trickier tunes – we can delve into the theory of chord progressions, how to write harmonically beautiful chords changes etc.

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Classical Guitar

METHODICAL CLASSICAL GUITAR TRAINING. BEGINNER TO ADVANCED.

  • Most of my teaching literature is digitally scanned and available for all classical music skill levels. Royal Conservatory of Music training resources also available.

  • We can combine theory and practical lessons; or for those who rely on tabs, we can learn classical guitar with tabs and playback.

  • Royal Conservatory of Music guitar grade training also offered.

  • Learn ear training/sight singing (solfege), theory, harmony and sight reading, yay!

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Specialized Training: Theory, Composition, Orchestration, Analysis, Ear Training , Guitar Pedals & Tone  

TAKE YOUR MUSICAL PERCEPTIONS AND SOUNDS TO THE NEXT LEVEL.

  • From beginner to advanced lessons in Composition.

  • Analyzing Musical Form

  • Orchestration / Arrangement and Score engraving 

  • Electric guitar tone / pedals

  • Approach to outside playing, and advanced licks and techinques.

  • Classical analysis, classical and ensemble scoring.

 

20 years composing from Jazz-Fusion to Rock and Classical; trained at Mcgill and Concordia University in Composition.

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