FORT LANGLEY GUITAR STUDIO
"The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches, but to reveal to him his own.”
~ Benjamin Disraeli
Thank you for taking the time to check out the Fort Langley Guitar Studio.
Hello and welcome! My name is Don (M.A., B. Mus.). I teach all levels of classical and acoustic fingerstyle guitar. I particularly enjoy helping students overcome their musical and technical barriers and guiding them to reach that next level in their musical journey. I also love introducing new people to the guitar. I have an Undergraduate degree in Classical Guitar (performance), a Masters degree in Higher Education, and over 35 years of teaching experience. In addition, I am a Royal Conservatory of Music certified teacher, and a member of the BC Registered Music Teachers’ Association. Students will learn performance skills, to express their musicianship and creativity, proper left- and right-hand technique, and develop music reading skills. I’m passionate about helping others realise their musical goals and personal potential.
My studio provides a supportive environment to ensure students enjoy their music studies and excel in reaching their musical goals. Below you will find short write-ups about music lessons for students of various ages and levels. Please scroll down the page to explore the sections that pertain and interest you.
- Music Lessons For Your Son or Daughter
- Music Instruction For You
- Why Study With Don
- What Students Have Said
- Student Achievements
- What Students Are Up To Now
- University and College Student Feedback
Whether you are wanting to arrange music lessons for yourself, your son or daughter, whether beginner, intermediate or advanced, I hope the information will help you find the educator and mentor you need.
If you need more information or have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
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Music Lessons for Your Son or Daughter
"Music education can help spark a child's imagination or ignite a lifetime of passion. When you provide a child with new worlds to explore and challenges to tackle, the possibilities are endless. Music education should not be a privilege for a lucky few, it should be a part of every child's world of possibility."
~ H. Clinton
Maybe you have witnessed how your child’s mood was lifted or settled when they listen to music… or maybe your son or daughter has demonstrated a fascination with the sounds different instruments make… or maybe they have been captivated watching music videos on TV or YouTube.
Maybe you love music yourself and simply wish to give your child the joy of making music or the simple pleasure of creating something beautiful. Maybe you played when you were younger and remember how fulfilling, relaxing, interesting, and satisfying it was to play and wish to give that gift to your son or daughter.
These are all terrific reasons for giving your child the gift of music.
But there are also additional benefits when your son or daughter learns to play an instrument.
Imagine your son or daughter five, ten, or even fifteen years from now. They are responsible, organised, and focused. They have developed discipline and patience. They work well with others, are reliable, adaptable, curious, and creative. They are resourceful, can handle stress well, confident in their own abilities, and know how to bounce back from disappointment or even failure.
These are just some of the qualities your child will develop studying music—and they are essential in contributing to their future success as human beings! Research has demonstrated over and over again that emotional intelligence is far more important in determining success in life than IQ.
Playing music contributes to other lifelong benefits that your son or daughter will cherish for the rest of their life. Playing music makes people happy. It also contributes in developing their imagination. According to Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, music lets you “look beyond what currently exists and express yourself in a new way.”
Playing music introduces your son or daughter to other cultures and learn to appreciate different traditions and values. Playing music is also an amazing stress reliever as well as a healthy way to express feelings they quite don’t know how to process. When your son or daughter learns to play a simple piece of music, they also achieve a sense of fulfilment.
And finally, playing music is just fun. It is the gift of a lifetime.
Nothing is more important than finding the right teacher to not only establish a strong foundation of musical and technical skills, but also build character. In fact, it is critical that you find the best teacher to guide your son or daughter in discovering their abilities and full potential.
I am a gifted, kind, and professional music instructor. I am a member of the British Columbia Registered Music Teachers' Association (South Fraser Branch), the Vancouver Classic Guitar Society, the Canadian Music Festival Adjudicators' Association, and a certified Royal Conservatory of Music instructor.
I welcome students ages 7 and older into my studio, located in Fort Langley, British Columbia.
What beginning students will learn:
- A wide range of repertoire
- Basic aural skills and musicianship
- Music notation literacy
- Good body posture
- Proper left- and right-hand technique
An understanding of the basic history of the guitar
If you need more information or have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. If you have already decided to give your son or daughter the gift of a lifetime, please click on the link below and fill out the registration form (link below)
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