Individual, private instruction... created for each persons needs, using only the best materials and correct techniques.
All Ages All Levels of Learning
Play All Styles of Music
in the "Classical" finger style. Explore you fullest potential in music, on guitar through the use of only correct techniques and real knowledge... not just strumming and banging on the instrument as is often taught in guitar lessons.
When you use correct technique, rather than a stylized method of some particular artist, there are no limits to the areas of music you can play on guitar. With other instruments, materials and lessons offer the things that are known to work and be successful. Learning guitar should be no different; however, this is often not the case. Lessons on the guitar are more likely to be taught in the style of an individual instructor's own playing, often not using, at all, many of the important techniques available. This leaves the student without many of the essential tools that make learning easier and enable complete use of the guitar.
Students of the guitar need as much help as any other instrument player. But, when influenced by incorrect hand positions, muscle development, gaps in basic music knowledge...they are not only slowed down in learning, but frequently discouraged with their progress. This, unfortunately, often leads to quitting entirely. Also, because of narrow view and restricted ability, they can develop a style that, like type casting is to an actor, can be very limiting. Such a stylized perspective is inhibitive to future abilities and often to being accepted in different areas of music as they mature... for they most certainly will do just that, mature. Therefore, as they grow in other ways, they may not be able to keep up with changes in their interests, or ever realize their true potential on the guitar.
Finally, the objective of any lessons...in any field of interest, should be to develop independence. In the end, the student should essentially out grow the need for a teacher. After all, the objective of all teaching, is to put the tools in the hands of those who are learning so that they become completely capable on their own...so they are not held back by inhibitions and restrictions, and so they can enjoy what they do and can keep progressing forever, perhaps without the help of anyone else.
Craig Smith ~ Guitarist
I have been teaching the guitar for over thirty five years (full time). Creating lessons for students of all ages and all levels of development. Lessons are designed to fit the students individuality and learning abilities. Learning the guitar requires special observation by an instructor to guide the student in the use of correct technique and muscle use. Only with this feedback and direction can a person
develop easily and efficiently
Home Schooled Students can use my guitar lessons as a component of their education. All of my lessons are Real music lessons using only the best materials and correct techniques, and therefore, progress can be evaluated for educational programs.
Many Home School Lessons are available in the students home, depending on location.
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GUITAR LESSONS by Craig Smith CALL: 767-9344
Learn to play the guitar today, and enjoy your guitar and music forever. Online lessons are a wast of time and money, you can't there from such inaccurate methods, and being stranded without personal help watching your moves directly. Self instructional books and DVDs don't talk back to you telling you where you have to modify your hand positions and playing techniques. "One On One Private Lessons" with an expert in any field of study, guitar included, is the only way to success. You can become "A REAL GUITAR HERO" in your own life and perhaps to the world... who knows?
You can learn to play any style of music on guitar either accoustic or electric, from beginning to advanced levels using the most accurate and advanced techniques on the instrument. I teach guitar "ONLY", no distractions, or errors resulting from playing other instruments, with varying techniques. As "Bruce Lee", the martial artist once said to me shortly before his untimely death, "just be a master of one thing"... in my case he meant the Guitar. Also, since there is no hidden agenda in my lessons, such as the of selling products as with a music store, I am not employed in a shop as a worker to bring in customers. The focus is on just you and the art of playing guitar. I do this for the music, not for the money, you can go elsewhere if your interested in products... they will be glad to take your money.
As a player of guitar, I began at age five and started teaching guitar as a full time occupation (not a hobby) at twenty, while still getting my first degree in music composition, theory of music and guitar itself as my instrument of study. I have taught some of "The World's" best guitarists and other teachers of the instrument as well, significant players in the music industry. Many of these players are out there recording either their own music or often working with major music artists in concerts and on recordings. In addition, I have over 35 years of "full time guitar teaching experience", not to mention all the years of playing either solo, or with others... and as often being the warm up, or in between act for big time performers on tour. One of my students... years ago, use to fly from London England "weekly" for her lessons to my former studio elsewhere here in the USA. This has always been an interesting high point of mine to say the least, something I'll always remember. This continued for about a four year period until I moved to Nashville to write songs and work in the recording field there. Back in those early days, there were others who flew in by private plane usually to my uncle's airport, and then were transported by helicopter to my home about 10 miles away. These were interesting times, gone now... but not forgotten. Never the less, people considered their guitar lessons quite important then, and some still do today. As for example, I have been told by a former student of mine that Berklee School Of Music gets $50,000 a year for enrolment now in guitar/music education. I went there when it was only a couple of thousand dollars a year... Wow!
Also, I do not teach in a school room setting, presenting those limited guitar learning materials with restricted, handicapping knowledge that diminishes abilities and distroys the creative mind of an individual. My lessons in a professional studio that is fully equipped with "3 computers" with over 1000 gigabites of guitar/music educational materials... for printable handouts, personalized videos for enhanced learning, and aproximately 15,000 audio recordings in all music styles. The studio is always being updatedall the time, and includes at this time... audio and video production equipment, as well as the same professional music production equipment I have used for the creation of the over "50 albums" available worldwide by my wife Patty Ann Smith and myself. Many of my students also are popular favorite players on youtube, often having done their videos in the same studio I teach in right here in Charleston, SC., as usually an extension of their lessons which also guides them in performance abilities.
Please be aware that schedule times are limited, but not impossible. I like to do a "Free" interview with perspective students to see ahead of time what they need and where they really want to go on guitar. This process is also on going as the lessons are always being adjusted to meet the individual's progress.
CALL: 767-9344 ~ Craig Smith
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