Jeffrey Ball

Company Music Plus - Livonia
Address Livonia, MI USA
Email jball@ix.netcom.com
Instruments Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Classical Guitar, Piano, Theory, Ear Training
Musical Styles Rock/Pop, Funk/R&B, Blues, Slide, Jazz, Classical
Skill Levels All levels

Personal Statement

My method has always focused on skills that can be applied as the student wishes. The styles listed above are personal preferences, but the student's interest don't have to be the same as mine. By learning skills rather than just repertiore, the student can be more independent and can apply those skills to whatever music he/she chooses. My approach is to teach students to teach themselves guitar. I stress proper technique continually, as well as harmony and theory, ear training, chord/scale relationships and improvisation skills. Learning to read music is strongly suggested, and there are ways to make this gradual process painless! I do try to keep up with current thinking on music education and available books and lesson materials. The student should expect to make some reasonable purchases in books, manuscript paper, perhaps play-along tapes or cds, in the course of instruction.

Teaching Details

Teaching Experience 25 Years
Teaching Location Music Plus in Livonia, MI
Lesson Rates 20 per 1/2 Hour. Hour lessons available
Cancellation Policy Explained at 1st lesson.
Teaching Hours
Monday: 5:00 - 9:00PM
Thursday: 5:00 - 9:00PM
Performing Experience Many years playing clubs, etc. Also extensive experience with university vocal and choral music.
Education & Training Classical guitar training, keyboard/harmony/theory/ear training at EMU. Piano instruction with Detroit Jazz pianist Matt Michaels. Member International Association for Jazz Education.