LESSON MATERIALS

For beginning guitar students regardless of age:

  1. Manuscript book

    Spiral bound with ten staves or twelve per page and light ink is preferred. I usually have these in stock and get them at a discount which I pass along to my students.

  2. A one-inch 3-ring binder and non-glare sheet protectors

For beginning piano students regardless of age:

  1. Manuscript book

    Spiral bound with ten or twelve staves per page and light ink is preferred. I usually have these in stock and get them at a discount which I pass along to my students.

  2. A one-inch 3-ring binder and non-glare sheet protectors

For beginning bass guitar students regardless of age:

  1. Manuscript book

    Spiral bound with ten or twelve staves per page and light ink is preferred. I usually have these in stock and get them at a discount which I pass along to my students.

  2. A one-inch 3-ring binder and non-glare sheet protectors

For beginning drum students regardless of age:

  1. Manuscript book

    Spiral bound with ten or twelve staves per page and light ink is preferred. I usually have these in stock and get them at a discount which I pass along to my students.

  2. A one-inch 3-ring binder and non-glare sheet protectors

For intermediate to advanced musicians:

  1. Manuscript book

    Spiral bound with ten or twelve staves per page and light ink is preferred. I usually have these in stock and get them at a discount which I pass along to my students.

  2. A one-inch 3-ring binder and non-glare sheet protectors

Philosophies

While I do use method books for beginning students, I am NOT a page-by-page-through-a-method-book type of instructor. Method books are for training the student to be able to read music and the goal is to graduate from the method-book system into real music.

Buying Guitars & Basses

Avoid anything that is billed as a "Student Model!"

I can not emphasize this enough... These are simply unplayable and will ultimately guarantee your failure unless you promptly upgrade!