Our October Teacher of the Month is guitar and music production instructor Fin!
What kind of music do you like to play?
When I play guitar, jazz. I like learning old solos and trying to understand how my favorite guitarists thought about and approached their music. On the computer I like to compose hip-hop beats from old samples. I get a big kick out of finding music you wouldn't expect in a hip-hop/electronic song and turning it into something catchy and fun to listen to.
How did you get into music?
I started playing guitar when I was 10 years old and shortly thereafter got involved in an after school music program that focused on playing R&B and Jazz. The teachers there really got me hooked.
What's your favorite thing about being a teacher?
I really enjoy finding out what students are into. Not just what music they listen to but what T.V. shows they've been watching or video games they're playing. It helps me get a clearer picture of what and even how they want to learn.
Any advice for aspiring musicians out there?
Think long-term! No one gets good at something overnight!