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Private Lessons

All lessons are custom made for each student. Since everyone has different learning styles and can benefit from different paces and routes of study. It is often hard to answer the most frequently asked question, "How long does it take to learn guitar/bass?". The answer lies with each student. I encourage each student to practice each day approximately 30 minutes, this should occur 4-5 days per week. With this schedule each student should make measurable progress within a reasonable amount of time. Different styles and techniques may take longer depending on the difficulty. Beginning Classical guitar and Beginning Rock guitar are two different paths of study and each one has it's own intricacies. While learning the fretboard is important for all styles the left and right hand fingering techniques typically take longer to master than basic picking style.

Practice is the most important detail when studying an instrument. The help of a skilled instructor will make this process much easier. Proper practice will increase the level of achievement and show faster results.

All lessons are based in music reading, scales, chords, arpeggios, and technique, although it is important that popular music that each student enjoys is also incorporated into these lessons. Roughly half of each lesson is devoted to songs that each student picks.

Frequently asked questions:

How long does it take to learn?

Learning any instrument is a life long process. There is always something new to learn or ideas to explore. Although you should steadily see progress in our own or your students progress. These progress identifiers do not always appear on a schedule. Sometimes its weeks before something clicks and the realization of progress occurs. Within the first month or two you will see a dramatic increase in knowledge as long as regular daily practice is followed.

What do we learn?

We learn basic music principles like music reading, phrasing, sight-reading, rhythm studies, quality tone production, improvisation, chords, melody lines, song writing, and much more.

Where do the Lessons take place?

Lessons are given in Longwood, Florida at The Dr. Music Academy and The Right Combination Dance Studio in Winter Garden. They are individual lessons, 30 minutes, once per week. During these lessons we explore new concepts and focus on learning complete knowledge of the instrument.

How much does this cost?

Individual Lessons which are one half hour in length are only $23 per lesson!(Longwood location only) Hour Lessons are available, schedule permitting. You will find many places which charge more than this fee, however, you can always be sure you are working with a seasoned professional that will be willing to work with your busy schedule and is part of a family business. Not some nationwide chain that doesn't have an acceptable level of customer service. There is a one-time registration fee of $20.(Longwood only)

Is there a contract?

No. There is no contract involved. Lesson tuition is paid monthly. This means you pay as you go. Pre-payment for lessons assures you a dedicated time slot every week in our professional one-on-one teaching studio. Statements are given by each instructor at the next to last week of every month. During the final week of each month lesson tuition is due to continue lessons.

Guitar Books

Below is a brief listing of some of the materials I use as lesson material. It is recommended that students purchase a method book. Typically I use a method book written by a colleage and personal friend whom has been teaching for over 20 years. This book can be purchase at Dr. Wind's School of Music only. For advanced students I recommend the Modern Method for Guitar Series of books from Berklee Press you will find that information below as well.

** - Classical guitar students require a different set of books. Please consult with me first so we can determine which books will work best.