Hi, my name is Adam, and I love the guitar! It is such a cool instrument, and it is something anybody can learn how to play with the right guidance.
A little about me…
I started on the air guitar rocking out in front of the mirror as a kid and never looked back. I received my BA in jazz from Leeds College of Music in 2013 and graduated with an MA in jazz from Codarts, Rotterdam, in 2017. I perform internationally, and I have won several awards as a guitarist, most notably the Eric Kershaw Prize (2013) and the Jimmy Woode Award (2014). As well as performing and composing, I have been teaching for nearly 10 years now.
Ik kan ook lessen in het Nederlands geven, als je mijn Engelse accent niet erg vindt 😉
There is nothing quite like learning a musical instrument, and I love helping guitar lovers of all ages achieve their goals! Whether you want to accompany yourself singing, play a face-melting solo in a rock band, learn how to play the jazz classics, or just have fun, it is all possible through our lessons. The guitar is such a versatile instrument, and we can explore the magic of it together.
What I offer
We will start with the basics of picking, strumming, and fretting. We will start with single notes and build up to learning how to play the chords to your favorite songs!
For more advanced students, we can look at how to take your playing to the next level and even check out some cool extended techniques.
We will learn the basic techniques needed to have a good sound and a good voice. We will sing along with well-known songs and maybe even look at writing songs!
We will look at song structure, lyric writing, melody, and harmony and how to combine all of these elements to create a song. For beginners, we will look at rhyming patterns, simple cadences, and catchy melodies.
For more advanced students, we will delve deep into storytelling, advanced harmony, and developing an individual identity as a songwriter.
We will start with the basics of rhythm, harmony, and notation. You will learn how to read music and understand the theory behind music.
For more advanced students, we can explore modulations, inversions, etc.