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Lisa McCormick

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Acoustic Guitar, Fingerstyle Guitar, Clawhammer Banjo, Song Writing, Students with Special Learning Needs
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Are you a guitar beginner? Or, are you a self-taught player, looking to break out of your rut, and take it to the next level? Concerned you might have developed some bad habits that are holding you back? 

Watch Lisa's video to see her one-on-one teaching techniques in action, with real "aha moments" from live sessions!

Lisa McCormick is a professional guitarist and guitar instructor, specializing in teaching adult beginners through intermediate players. 

With a 25-year professional music career as a guitarist and songwriter, plus a degree in adult education, Lisa brings ease, humor, and compassionate understanding to the journey of learning to play the guitar.

Also an award-winning  singer/songwriter and recoring aritst,  Lisa’s live concerts and 5 CDs of original music have garnered a loyal following.

Lisa also  teaches songwriting, and clawhammer banjo. Her educational background includes extensive training in teaching students with special learning needs. 

Lisa lives, plays, and teaches  lessons in the artsy historic New England town of Brattleboro, Vermont, USA.

Lisa combines her love of music with her love of the learning process to provide lessons that are fun, easy to follow, and highly effective.  

In your lessons with Lisa, she will help identify any habits, skills, or sticking points that are giving you trouble or slowing you down.  She will walk you through learning the correct techniques to advance you quickly forward as a guitar player (or clawhammer banjo or ukuele player!).

Lisa will help design and perform practice exercises tailored especially for you, so you come away from your lesson with a crystal clear plan for how to advance your skills . 

An accalimed songwriter, Lisa loves to help you hone your songwriting skills. She has a keen eye for song strucutre, lyrics, and chord choices, and will work with you on your original compostions to bring out their strengths, and suggest enhancements that will take your songs to the next level - all with complete respect for you as the writer creator of your own work. 

"As a teacher, Lisa McCormick is simply sensational. Her teaching methods put you at ease immediately. Very simply explained lessons, with a touch of quirky humor, but also a professionalism that makes the whole learning process an easy thing to follow." -Dave S., student.

 In advance of your scheduled lesson, Lisa will communicate with you via the Lessonface messaging about what it is you wish to learn or work on.

During the lesson, she will access your current skills and your goals, and help you take the next steps towards playing the music that you love. 

By the end of the lesson, you will have a clear plan for how to proceed with your practicing, incuding any materials needed.

If you wish, Lisa will design custom practice exercises for you during your lesson, and include a demonstration of those exercises in your lesson. This will allow you to go back and practice right along with her, at your convenience. 

Reviews of lessons with Lisa McCormick

All reviews on Lessonface are by students or parents of students who have taken lessons on Lessonface.
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Acoustic Guitar Student
January 28th, 2016
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