While books, dvd’s, tablature and other learning devices have their place in learning how to play guitar, there really is no substitute for being around someone who knows what they’re doing and who is able to translate the knowledge they’ve acquired into easily grasped concepts that they can demonstrate in real time while reacting to our questions.
Joel Cornell, who teaches his intermediate, advanced, and pro guitar students in his guitar studio in Oakland CA, has clearly developed his teaching style to a point that allows his students to learn technique, playing skills, and theory within a personal and enjoyable one-on-one playing environment.
Listen to what Joel says about his guitar teaching approach:
“It’s important for you to actually be playing and working on the ideas while we’re together in a lesson. I have a computer, stereo, and set of books in my apartment to use when appropriate. That being said, I want most of the time to be spent actually playing and showing the examples I’m teaching, because that’s when I believe the information really sticks.”
Going to Joel’s profile on FindaGuitarTeacher.com will yield even more evidence of his professional demeanor and knowledgeable teaching style, and, if you’re an aspiring guitarist in Oakland, who is looking to advance your playing to the next level, you would surely benefit from a consult with Joel about your music and your guitar-playing goals.