Being a good guitar teacher is not only about being a good guitar player.
I believe that in the core of loving to teach lies the passion to learn.
Teaching puts me in a constant position of learning about guitar and music, about the people I teach and my relationship with them, and about myself.
I live with a constant hunger and excitement for knowledge and improvement, and that excitement is what drives me to be passionate about sharing my discoveries with the world. I have to craft new learning tools for each new challenge and I need to love and believe in people and their basic abilities to do whatever they set their minds on doing.
I believe that a good teacher cares for his students and inspires them to learn, gives them hope and patiently supports them in this vulnerable loop of trying and failing, and that’s what I intend to do with all my students!
I have spent the last 20 years exploring the art of playing the guitar in depth, from many different angles. Restlessly taking on new challenges and looking for solutions. When I decided to start teaching, about 10 years ago,
I approached the challenge with the same restlessness and enthusiasm. For me it’s all about sharing, and there’s nothing I enjoy more than to share my knowledge, passion and excitement for guitar with my students, not matter what age or level they are.
I’ve worked with many cool people ranging from cooks to accountants, surfers to pilots, lawyers to yoga instructors, squirrels to bears (ok I’m getting too carried away here), and I never cease to be amazed by the amount of talent and creativity each student brings along with him. I feel privileged to aid them in discovering this new expressive side of them.
There are few things more satisfying than seeing a student’s face light up when they first manage to play something new and lovely and I’m addicted to those moments!