Regan's Rock School
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Here's what you're looking for in a teacher.
Steady. Regular schedule. Always prepared. Nice to you. Patient with you. Dedication to you. Devotion to teaching. Passionate about teaching. Always delivers. Always there. Rare cancellations (almost never). Musical focus and training. Leading, guidance and direction.
Here's what I'm looking for in a student!
Steady. Regular schedule. Always prepared. Nice to me. Patient with the instrument. Dedication to music. Devotion to learning. Passionate about learning. Always shows up. Always pays on time. Rare cancellations (almost never). Interested in music. Musical focus and practice. Follows my lead, guidance and direction.
WARNING to all Helicopter Parents!
In all my years of teaching this is by far the worst thing I have to deal. We teach to the individual and it may not be what the parent thinks the student should be learning.
It's called "Regan's Rock School" for a reason!When you are assigned by Regan to a particular class, group, instructor or program, it is with the understanding that you trust Regan to provide the best instruction his experience directs, regardless of preconceived notions som have about how students should learn music.
People come here because we are the pros. Most parents are amateurs. The pros that bring their kids here are pleased beyond measure. Just ask Ernie "Guitar" Bailey the guitar tech for the Foo Fighters and Nirvana who has brought his daughter to me for over five years.
Here's what we are not!
The "Burger King" of music instruction!
Client: "I'll take the songwriting with the finger picking and a side of theory only, please."
Teacher: "That'll be 67.50 at the window, please drive through"...
There are many opinions on how to best teach music. That's why I opened "Regan's Rock School", so I can teach the way I want to. We always gear our lessons to the unique individual based on their present musical knowledge and aptitude, then we determine how best to musically educate them.
The only instances where the client was not happy, which has happened on exactly two occasions in now over twenty years, was when the client refused to follow my recommendations and allow me to teach in the way I deem to be the most appropriate for the particular student. A girl was asked to sing "Louie Louie" for instance and her parents argued. (She was a beginner, it's a rock anthem, this is a rock school, we play rock songs, get the idea?) They disagreed with my approach as they saw no value in the lesson when in reality it was extremely important. They argued and I declined them further service.
In my class I teach the differences between pros and amateurs: When asked to perform "Row your boat" the amateur says "no I won't, it's a kids song." The pro says "what style and what key? That goes for Louie Louie, too!
So Parents: NO Helicoptering! This one final important notice to parents who might come here to argue and disagree and show us they know more about music than we do, please go ahead and teach it at home, thanks.
My 20 consecutive years of professional teaching and the experience of our great staff means we trust you to trust us to teach music the way we know best. You will see amazing results.