Peter’s guitar lessons focus on helping students cultivate their intuitive musical senses (rhythm and pitch) in combination with developing their analytical skills (comprehension and application of musical principles). This results in a more enriched lesson experience providing increased musical enlightenment and appreciation – something students can take with them through the rest of their lives.
Counting Stars – intro – 3 levels of difficulty (2:09)
Some ideas inspired by the piano vamp from the Joe Cocker version of “Feelin’ Alright”. (2:08)
Tutorial giving instructions on how to play the first section of “Blackbird” using a basic fingerpicking pattern. (8:31)
Peter encourages students to select music for study that appeals to them and excites them the most. Students practice more and are more engaged when they are playing music of their own choice. They progress more quickly and achieve greater fulfillment of their aspirations. This contributes to simply having more fun with music.
As students develop musically, they naturally incline toward more challenging and fulfilling repertoire.
Finding an excellent teacher is a critical step when embarking on learning to play the guitar.
Over the last 30 years, I have a developed a structured approach to learning the fretboard of the guitar. This unique approach helps students effectively prepare to apply musical ideas to the fretboard. This is particularly helpful as students develop their own sense of musical expression. This approach starts with beginners and is followed through all levels of instruction. It encompasses the application of technical exercises, scales, intervals, chords, ear training, composition and improvisation.