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Acoustic and electric guitar lessons for children, teenagers, and adults.

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Do you want to play your favorite song on guitar? In other words, do you want to start playing harmonica?
Then you are at the right place.
There is no age to start. young and old can come to me!
My motivation is to help the student achieve his goal. Whatever it is.
You can expect a patient, friendly approach from me.
This means: I provide individual assistance to each student, with the necessary finesse.
Specifically what you need to make progress.
You will get the basics, but in a fun way! The different techniques will be dealt with during the course.

Extra information

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For guitar lessons: your acoustic guitar, or your electric guitar. It doesn't matter which one.
For the harmonica lessons: Use a C harmonica.

Location

Online via webcam
At teacher's location: Ommegangsstraat, Roeselare, België

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General info

Skills:
Guitar:
Acoustic, Blues, Electric, Folk, Rock
Age:
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
60 minutes
The class is taught in:Dutch, English, Russian, French

About Me

The student feels comfortable during the course.
Many come to me because they didn’t receive the needed help from another teacher.
Kindness, patience, and understanding are essential to me.
If a student has a question, he can always be free to ask. Also, when he is at home.
I always look for ways to help my students and doing this better and better.

Education

Academic guitar training with certificate in England. Mister Stefan Grossman. Speciality: fingerstyle guitar.
Folk music Academy, in Chicago, U.S. Mister Joe Filisko

Experience / Qualifications

I play the guitar already for 20 years, and gave lessons for 5 years.
The harmonica I play for 30 years, diatonic and Chromatic for 5 years.
I played in venues, England and Belgium.
I won a special price at a festival in North- Carolina, U.S.
My album, “ The Natural thing “ was released in February, 2020

Reviews (9)

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Rik was een zeer aangename lesgever met geduld en begrip voor de doelstellingen van de leerling.
Vriendelijke man, maar na 1 les kan je nog niet veel zeggen.
Zeer aangenaam eerste lesuur.Ik voelde me direct op mijn gemak bij Rik. Als beginner werd ik goed begeleid in die eerste kennismaking. Ik kijk al uit naar de volgende les.Rik gaf me goesting in meer.
Super les en wordt direct in vertrouwen gebracht met muziek instrument.
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For playing blues on the harmonica, you will ne needing a 10-Hole DIATONIC harmonica in the key of C. We start with holding the harmonica rightfully in your hand and in the mouth. Then we will be playing our first pure, single note. And then gradually playing them all over the instrument. Then it is time for learning the basic 12 bar blues progression. This will help you to start to play your favourite bluestunes, but also start your own tunes. In the course , you will also be able to learn the important technique: Bending. This is an integral part of bluesharmonica. I will show you exactly how to do that. And a lots of other techniques. But, most of all, you will have a la of fun. You will have much joy !!
Strumming The GUITAR has it’s own right place. But when learning the fingerstyle, it opens a wide variety of very beautiful melodies . Because you play as an orchestra. What do we mean by this? Well, in the beginning we will be learning several basslines with the thumb in combination with the melody. So, you play both the rhythm and the melody together. I am also going to give you an amazing formula which you van use to build your own FINGERPICKING patterns as you practice. This course is both for the beginner and intermediate student. Those already know some chords, can receive help modify them so that you can adjust to a song and integrate the melody into the chordshape. It is a most interesting course open for everyone !!
The student starts by holding the harmonica correctly, which is a diatonic in the key of G (sol). Then he / she learns to play a pure note, and to master the distances between the different holes. The C scale is also studied. Learn to play in 1st position, then in 2nd position. A simple song is taught. Then some basic techniques, such as: thrills, sliding and bending. 10 lessons are enough to have a good foundation.
Piano leren spelen is heel plezierig. Ik breng u doorheen de basiselementen ( alle noten, akkoorden, toonladder, enz…) tot het spelen van uw eerste lied. Dit hoeft niet te lang duren. En ook nog verder, zoals improviseren, voor meer geavanceerden. Ik geef les in Blues en boogie woogie. Individuele hulp gegarandeerd ! En ook de fun niet te vergeten. Groetjes, Rik

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