Guitar lessons for beginners start with the basics, i.e. how to hold the instrument, how to strike a string and how to sight-read.
Popular music pieces will help the student become more familiar with the instrument in the second stage, develop his or her technique and make chords and arpeggios possible, which will ultimately lead to the classical repertoire of advanced levels. Developing the repertoire is done simultaneously with the development of other technical skills, such as scales etc, to prepare the student, if he or she wishes, prepare for exams.
In the case of advanced students, their level is determined and depending on his or her skills, I apply a specially adjusted teaching method and syllabus.
Lessons are generally offered on a weekly basis. Depending on the student’s requirements, they can also be intensive, limited to a certain time period to help improve particular techniques or to allow a student to perform a certain repertoire.
The guitar lesson:
The cello lesson:
What I Need for my Lessons
The guitar lesson requires --you guessed it-- a guitar, a guitar footstool, a music stand and a tuner (there are cell phone apps which can do the job).
The cello lesson requires again a cello and its bow, a endpin stopper, a music stand and a chromatic tuner (there are cell phone apps which can do the job). As tuning a cello via Skype is difficult in the case of beginners, it is highly recommended to resort to a specialist shop for this purpose.
Lessons for both guitar and cello via Skype teleconferences, require certain technical equipment, such as a good webcam, a good mic and of course speakers or headphones.