Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, All
I started playing the guitar at age 9, picking up classical pieces by ear. I started formal classical guitar lessons at age 13 with Pedro Garcia (a teammate of Andrés Segovia), in La Paz, Bolivia. I majored in anthropology at the University of North Texas, with a minor degree in music. I have been teaching guitar for more than 20 years.
Although I have a formal music theory training and have taught students who became professional musicians, I believe that not everybody who wants to start guitar lessons desires to, necessarily, go deep into musical theory. Many students just want to learn chords and songs that they want to play along. My teaching objective is for students to enjoy playing the guitar, no matter their age, and to improve their self-esteem and motivation.