Philadelphia Guitar Teacher
Why Choose David Joel As Your Guitar Instructor? Part #1
What is it you would like to learn to play on the guitar? On what kinds of music do you thrive? What are the dream songs or solos you would like to play? What abilities would you like to gain or foster? If you are truly willing to learn, taking guitar lessons with an excellent guitar instructor will help you reach your goals!
There are many guitar teachers in the Philadelphia area, so how do you find the right one? Well, you already have the purpose to study and hopefully an idea about the kinds of music or tunes you would like to learn or play. Thus, you are already beginning to formulate your criteria or standards for decision.
When a student makes an inquiry into taking guitar lessons with me, I listen and ask questions so I may understand what it is they are trying to achieve. If one has never played an instrument before and unless they have been making a thorough search, they may not be certain exactly what they are looking for in a guitar teacher. Those who have been playing for years tend to have a greater understanding of their goals and what may be possible due to the frustration of having partially achieved them, while gaining the ability to achieve their goals in the big picture may have eluded them. At the same time they may also have false information from say, the internet, regarding those things essential for study in the actualization of reaching their goals; we all know everything on the internet is true (lol).
I know the importance of creating a lasting, stable and solid musical foundation. I have discovered learning to read music to be a simple way to begin the process of instructing students to play guitar. Like any other subject, music has language, symbols and application. This is where reading music is the first door – it enables a student to define what it is that they are learning and see each part clearly as they go through the process. This is true for a student of any level. It allows those who have been playing for some time to clean up and clarify this wonderful area of their lives, music, which may have seemed unclear and incomprehensible for some time. As I continue with my students, we’ll work on tunes (playing melodies and chords), playing guitar solos, solo guitar pieces, improv and many more areas as well.
There can be more correct and direct ways to learn which afford a student the ability to actually understand music and how to play the guitar so they are not confused or overwhelmed. It is a step by step process and when taken in that manner, the person learning guitar will feel good about it and enjoy the ride as it is a journey towards their own greater ability in life!
Having played for over 43 years, performed professionally for 35 in many contemporary and also traditional musical styles as well as composed in numerous veins, I bring an understanding as a guitar instructor to my students which spans over 30 years. At the David Joel Guitar Studio, I offer my students understanding and a proven workable path to travel which enables students a gradual approach taken by degrees that the student can handle, in order to foster their creative abilities. Give me a call and learn to play guitar in an organic and understandable way. I promise, if you practice and study, I’ll help you learn the music you love and have a great time doing it!