I am Perry and it is my honor to guide you into the six string universe of the guitar with it's unlimited possibilities of learning and stylistic expression.
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My name is Perry and I am a professional classical and electric guitarist performing and recording in the Dallas area. I studied with Robert Guthrie at SMU for many years, as well as Brad McLemore of "Soul Food Cafe" and professional jazz musician Chuck Pangburn at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.
I have studied guitar for over 20 years, taught professionally for 8, and I am familiar with all styles. I teach using a foundation in classical/flamenco style and technique. I have found that for my own career as a recording artist in both the classical, acoustic and electric guitar fields that the classical/flamenco styles are the most useful for developing and training the hands to become a consummate professional.
I teach beginner to advanced students of any age. I also can provide pro and amateur electric guitarists an in-depth study of correct hand postures and left-hand/right-hand technique which can help to refine their overall technique and stylistic approach. I can also advise professional electric guitarists on their electronics, effects pedals, and amplifiers to acheive their own individual sound. I also teach Bass, and reading the Bass clef.
My teaching specialties include: Solfeggio, Sight Reading, Music Theory, Scales and Modes, Left and Right Hand Technique, Blues Progressions, Jazz Standards the Classical Repertoire, Flamenco techniques and repertoire, and the works of Sor, Giuliani, and Carcassi, Brouwer, Aguado, Villa-Lobos, Sabicas and Paco de Lucia.
I have an in-depth knowledge of the stylistic approaches and techniques of such guitarists as Eric Johnson, Jeff Beck, Joe Satriani, Randy Rhoads, Jimi Hendrix, Robert Fripp, Adrian Belew, and SRV to name a few, and I can teach you the components they use to build their signature licks.
I have a vast library of music, so I can draw from my own resources to teach you, or from a method of your choosing.
I teach people of all ages, from children to adults. I believe everyone is on an even keel, if they are willing and eager to learn.
I have taught in Dallas, TX for 8 years. I began with private lessons n 2008 , and taught for Music & Arts in Addison, TX for 2 years between 2010-2012 with over 45 lessons a week. When they closed that store I resumed teaching privately all over the DFW region. I was trained classically, but also studied jazz and blues with professionals at Booker T. Washington High School. I've played in several rock, pop, punk, jazz, blues, swing bands and a few classical ensembles, and have developed my own style.