I’ve been performing and composing music since the early 1970’s. Several core principles have emerged from these experiences:
- Teaching is about providing tools that allow guitarists to be musically expressive.
- Hand placement, articulation, the breath and relaxation are essential elements of technique.
- Musicianship, including the study of timing, rhythmic feels, harmony and melody are vital ingredients in the process of becoming a guitarist.
The process of discovering your creativity through music is infinitely varied.
- I teach acoustic and electric guitar styles, including Latin, jazz, Bossa nova, funk, fusion and flamenco.
For lessons in Santa Fe, New Mexico, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
To hear my original music, including the latest album, Ocean Blues, that features arrangements by trumpeter Erik Jekabson, please visit: http://whitegatesmusic.com
To see my discography and reviews, please visit: https://jackgatesmusic.com/