My name is Derek, and I m a guitar teacher and lifelong music lover. I m originally from backwoods Ohio, but I currently live in Dayton. My love of guitar started when I was ten, and I ve been building on it since. When I m not teaching guitar, I also work as a range officer/salesman for Point Blank Range and Gunshop, as well as pursue my pilot s license. While I enjoy shooting and flying(separately, of course) music is my first love, and it has always been my aim to serve as a conduit to share music with others.
Derek C. has over 14 years of music experience in the Dayton area.
As far as music goes, my formal education is null. I ve always been an advocate of one on one music education, so private lessons have always appealed to me vastly more than that which you might receive at a big university.
Several years of guitar lessons from ages 10-14, and briefly during my 16th year. Additionally, I began putting 2-3 hours of independent study in around 14 years old, with emphasis on technique.
Part of a church rock band during my high school years, playing around the Cincinnati and Dayton areas, as well as recording a CD of mostly original content.
I have taught independently for around 4 years now, mostly to adults, though I have had students as young as 7-9. I like to emphasize technique, and I strive to give my students the tools they need to accomplish their goals. My curriculum is custom tailored to that specific individual and what they wish to learn.
Lessons Locations: In HomeVia Webcam
Patient, personable, and talented!
"I've sat in on multiple lessons with Derek. He is a great teacher! He is very patient and focused on what you want to learn. He doesn't force anything on you and is open to learning new things himself. His love for music and his instruments is very apparent. I'd recommend him to anyone, beginner or advanced. " Dakota wrote at Tuesday, Jan. 17th 2017
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