My first experience teaching was to the young kids in the neighborhood. A bunch of families have seen me play guitar at a couple of parties and thought I was “pretty darn good.” I was approach by one father who asked me if I gave lessons or could suggest anyone to give lessons to his son. Of course at the time, I knew nothing about giving lessons so I told him a could place to get lessons. I was then asked by a couple of more families if I gave lessons because they wanted their child to learn to play.
That’s when it hit me. I already wanted to teach the gift of music, but didn’t know how. So, after being approach by multiple families about giving lessons I went and did my research. I did hours, days, weeks, months worth of research and testing to develop a lesson plan. I agreed to give some kids in the neighborhood free lessons in order to test my lesson plan and to develop it.