Information About Elias - Aberdeen teacher
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Hi, my name's Elias! I'm a Swiss/American/Scottish guitarist with 13 years of experience as a studio and live musician. I've toured in Europe with my old band and I've played and recorded blues, metal, rock and folk. I'm 25 years old and have a degree in social sciences, but guitar has been a lifelong passion of mine and I'm excited to pass that on to people as best I can.
I don't currently have any formal teaching experience, apart from having shown and taught songs, chords, and little tricks and exercises to my colleagues over the years at jam sessions or gigs. I have a knack for explaining things well and I guarantee I can explain everything you need to know in an easily understandable way.
Depending on your level, I'll either start with the very basics (hand positions, basic chord shapes, strumming patterns, etc) or basic theory. One of the most valuable things I learned from my old teacher when I was starting out was how to improvise, and having a command of basic scales and chords, and knowing how the music you're playing is constructed, is one of the most effective and overlooked aspects of a rock or folk guitarist. I won't just teach you to play songs, I'll teach you how to understand them. If you're interested in folk, I can teach you how to play in alternate tunings, especially DADGAD, and how to use it appropriately for whatever kind of music you want to use it for. I won't complicate things with unnecessary jargon, but simply break things down into the most understandable and relatable format I can.
Additional Languages: German, Italian
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- On tour and in studios (2016) - 13 years experience (Other) (✘ Not On File)