Connect the Dots Music
Teach multiple instruments
Teach concepts for additional instruments
Learn to play by ear
Write your own songs
Most teachers don’t teach how to play songs off the radio/internet because they aren’t able to. Playing by ear is important because reading sheet music is only useful for classical and a few other genres, NOT for playing popular music.
Pop, rock, and country songs are played by chording. Professional musicians play this way, but most teachers never learned this.
I teach concepts so that the knowledge gained is transferable to other instruments. Sadly, many teachers aren’t familiar with these particular concepts; they only have the skills to play their instrument.
This means you have the option of learning how to play piano, guitar, sing, or all three! While I teach these, I also play other instruments. Here is a sample video.
Writing your own music is one of the most rewarding things you can do. An understanding of certain concepts outside of reading music is needed and most teachers have never learned these.
All levels, beginner to advanced
Many teachers are only qualified to teach beginning -
Learn to read music
This is expected. Most teach how to read music.
Play all styles
My students learn to play a range of styles and eventually focus on what they like most. Other lessons typically focus only on beginner and then classical or similar pieces.
As a previous school teacher with advanced courses in learning styles, teaching is my profession. I have taught for over 20 years. Many music instructors are still students or teach because they studied music in school. As you know, being good at something and being good at teaching something are very different skills!
email: info@ConnectTheDotsMusic.com phone: 805-
Piano and guitar lessons for children & adults