Guitar Lessons and Vocal Coaching

Guitar- The Beginning of an Obsession

By the time that I was 11 years old I had tried the violin and couldn’t kindle a fire for it, and for an 11 year old boy who was mostly concerned with what was “cool”, a third year of trumpet was out of the question. I began guitar lessons in the 5th grade and this was the genesis of the career I am creating.

Creating Inspiration

I can’t thank my first guitar teacher enough, he fueled my passion for music, he inspired me. There are many ways to teach music, but I believe that one way is superior. As a teacher, heres something that I don’t support: reading and playing music robotically. My lessons will not be an extension of the classroom. Why do I say this? Because for me school was boring, it didn’t move fast enough and nothing seemed to be linked to the real world or remotely applicable. My guitar lessons were always something that I got excited about. It was a space that facilitated learning in a way that was fun for me and left me wanting to do my homework. In fact it was usually done a day or two after the lesson. I aim to create excitement and inspiration for music and guitar in such a way that it permeates every area of life, creating authentic expression and inspiration.

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As I work towards teaching out of my own studio, I will be teaching in home lessons.

Singing and Growing Up Today

I believe that children and teens today are growing up inside of a certain context. The word that I think best identifies this context is, “perfect.” This is a word that I find to be extremely dangerous, especially for youth because it’s an impossible goal.
This was the first thing that I tackled with my first vocal coach, goal setting.
While I continue to pursue my goals as a singer, songwriter, and performer, I intend to make a presence in my community, as a powerful resource for young singers and vocalists.
My goal is to debunk the context of “perfect” to show that even the best of singer songwriters do countless takes before they get just the right sound. Someone I look up to said to me, “There are two ways to dehumanize someone, dismissing them, and idolizing them.”
In my lessons, we will humanize our idols, and create a foundation for vocal growth, tailored to the students needs.
My lessons focus on creating authentic artistic expression through learning effective listening skills, technique, timing, and confidence.

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As I work towards teaching out of my own studio, I will be teaching in home lessons.

For more information, questions, and booking, please contact me at: eric@ericalexandermusic.com