I am a guitar teacher with over 29 years of playing and 18 years of teaching experience. I am now offering private lessons at my residence for those interested in learning western music. I teach a proven international graded method of western music for acoustic guitar and a meticulously developed course for electric guitar with a special focus on Blues, Rock and Heavy Metal.
I have a two student per batch system that gives a high level of individual focus and face time. Seats are limited and offered on a first come first served basis.
Please read through my teaching methodology before soliciting an inquiry. It is important you understand the whole process of music education before making any commitments.
Music is a serious and meticulous subject like academics or vocational training. It is regarded as a highly skilled capability. It requires a LONG TERM investment of time, money, energy and above all honesty if you want to be successful at it. Art skills cannot grow over night or even over 6 months and hence do not be under the impression that music teachers carry a magic wand and a bag of shortcuts. In terms of practice discipline that needs to be inculcated, the general perception of beginners and enthusiast is that more efforts are required only if you wish to become a professional musician. Hence they tend to believe that learning can be graded into amateur and professional levels. This is a myth, because the subject of music, its fundamentals and its dynamics are not what determine the level of professionalism. It is their eventual application and the continuous improvement that you need to make in order to sustain it as your professional forte. Amateurs and professional are also separated by one vital factor and thats getting compensated for their skills.
Playing guitar is a performing art and it will stress your body and brain in more ways than you could have imagined. Being good in academics, sports or other cultural activities is in no way a means to measure, estimate or guarantee your success in learning music. But if you are passionate about the above, then you have a better chance of cracking the subject. Performing arts is a complicated subject as they involve the development of multiple sensory and motor capabilities. It very often involves unlearning habitual reflexes and developing new ones in order to get the desired results. The time a student takes to master skills is directly proportional to the practice time, strategic development of sensory and motor skills and an intense love for the subject. However the good news is that I as your teacher am living proof of how it can be done and am here to share my knowledge and experience. I am a regular person like anyone else and have spent the last 29 years playing and 18 years teaching music while I work a regular day time corporate job. This is not a hobby class or a fix for idle time if you thought of it as one. You will not only learn a new skill but also develop your overall perception and knowledge of the subject through appreciation.
Acoustic Guitar with Notations: Course contains guitar arrangements of popular western classical, traditional and folk songs. The course exposes the student to popular works of Bach, Carcassi, Paganini, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff among many other contemporary classical composers. The course teaches sight reading, scales, finger board exercises, Orchestrian style rhythm patterns, multi-part harmony and many other performance skills to make you an accomplished guitar player. Class duration is 1 hour per week. Fees: Rs 3600/Month payable QUARTERLY in advance (excluding books).
Audience: Beginners, intermediate players.
Electric Guitar: This course exclusively focuses on Rock, Blues and Heavy metal. The course includes scale study, picking techniques, song and artist study, step by step break down of popular solos, tone science, amp and guitar mechanics, speed study, rhythm study, modes, chord theory etc. Artists and bands covered as part of the curriculum involve Hendrix, Clapton, Ventures, Purple, Sabbath, Judas Priest, Scorpions, Megadeth, Van Halen, Dave Gilmour, AC/DC and an exclusive 5 song virtuoso study of techniques of Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Paul Gilbert and Yngwie Malmsteen. Class duration is 1 hour per week. Fees Rs 4800/month payable QUARTERLY in advance.
Audience: Intermediate, Advanced.
You can reach me Mon- Friday from 9am to 6pm, and Sat 9am to 1pm. Kindly respect my privacy and do not call at odd hours other than that specified above. You can always reply to this post to send me a private email. I have specified the fee for both courses in the description above and hence do not call to negotiate or ask me how much I charge. Also I do not give advice on buying a guitar unless you have met me in person and enrolled for your class.
Learning music is a long journey that requires dedication and patience. If you are looking for a hobby class then you are in the wrong place. I am a professionally trained musician and very dedicated to my art.
Other terms and conditions will be discussed when we meet in person.