Topic Menu

For my music lessons, I have developed a series of what I call "Topics Menus".  I use a Topics Menu to help customize lessons to student interests, goals and abilities.  The Topics Menu is used in both Group Lessons and Private Lessons.  The top of each Topic Menu reads as follows:

"Just as a healthy diet requires a good balance of all food groups, this course will try to give you a well-balanced coverage of topics from the various categories below".

Here are the main categories on the Topic Menus:

  • General Guitar Info
  • Songs
  • Notes
  • Chords
  • Chord Progressions
  • Exercises
  • Notation
  • Ear Training
  • Rhythm Training
  • Music Theory
  • Improvisation

Think of warm-up exercises for your appetizer, notes and chords for your entre, ear training and rhythm training for dessert, and maybe some special effects to add a little bit of spice to your playing.