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After I got out of Berklee College of Music and moved to California to pursue music performance, I worked as a private instructor in a large music store where every customer that bought a guitar, bass, piano, or drum set, they were given four free music lessons.
As the only instructor on staff, I had a constant rotation of absolute beginners to add to my growing base of regular students.
Rather than frustrate students by making them suffer through “Mary Had a Little Lamb” or scales and rudiments they wouldn’t know how to apply yet, I made it a goal to get my students to play a song in their first lesson, and start playing their favorite songs by their fourth lesson.
Soon I had so many students coming back for more, that with back-to-back lessons for 8 hours a day, I had to turn new students away.
I needed to find a way for my students to get results in less than a half an hour. Most students had the same habits, mistakes, and frustrations in common, so I came up with all these time-saving tricks to get students to quickly
memorize the fret notes
change chords without hesitation
overcome the frustration of barre chords
build speed and strength
learn new styles of challenging music
write and record their own songs.
I loved watching that “a-ha” moment when they suddenly figured out how to do what they considered impossible in less time than they imagined. I could almost see the light bulb turn on over their head.
Rather than continue to turn people away, I decided the best way to share everything I have learned is to create fun, easy to understand and apply video courses and tutorials for everyone with I Am An Orchestra.