I offer private, personalized guitar instruction to students of all ages and skill levels. My practice is located in Mid Westchester County, New York. Study with a professional musician with over 20 years of experience performing, composing and teaching.
Private lessons can be scheduled in my studio or in the privacy of your own home.
My teaching philosophy stems from the belief that every student is a creative individual who will benefit most from an individualized lesson plan geared towards satisfying your interests and and attaining your goals.
While developing a lesson plan for each student many things are taken into account. The students age, the style of music you most like, who your favorite artists are, the amount of time you have to devote to practice, knowledge you have acquired through past studies, skill level etc. No two lesson plans are exactly alike but some common topics are explored to one degree or another with all students.
Theory- Master both basic and advanced concepts in music theory, giving you a deeper knowledge of your instrument
Scales- A full understanding of all scales and their use in both soloing and composing melodies and riffs.
Chords- Learn how to build simple and advanced chords and use them in progressions to build songs.
Harmony/Composing- Learn how your favorite songs are put together and how you too can write and perform your own songs!
Ear Training- Improve your ability to learn songs and solos while developing skills to be able to play whatever you hear!
Modes- Gain a full understanding of Modes and their usefulness in creating dynamic solos and riffs.
Arpeggios- Master the art of arpeggios and bring new depth and creativity to your playing.
Improvisation/Soloing- Develop creative soloing skills through knowledge and improvisation.
Practicing Skills- Learn how to get successful results from your practice time.
Styles for the Guitar: Rock, Jazz, Blues, Country, Hip Hop, R&B...both electric and acoustic guitar styles are covered.
Repertoire- No doubt everybody's favorite part of the lessons! Learning how to put it all together and be able to play all those cool tunes you love!
My teaching practice is primarily located in the Rivertowns and East through Scarsdale in Westchester. Lessons are also available for Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboards and Voice, as well as home digital recording and songwriting workshops. I have enjoyed many successful years of working with students of all ages, and it is always my pleasure to offer experienced, patient instruction for all my students.
You may reach me by email: email@example.com for more information, availability and rates.
You may also contact Cliff directly by phone: 914-320-6855