Hootenanny House proudly presents our incredibly talented teachers.
John is the director of Hootenanny House and is incredibly passionate about music. A lifelong guitar student, John plays a wide range of styles and has a large repertoire of songs. As one of nine siblings, John loves playing for kids, blending musicality and just the right touch of silliness into his teaching approach. His passion for music comes through in his teaching and especially enjoys the rewards of witnessing the improvement in his guitar students.
Jerry is a seasoned musician with over 35 years of experience performing in front of all types of audiences. Jerry is well versed in many different styles, but loves American roots music the best.
In 2006 I started out adding little guitar to kinder musik classes. Then shortly after that I began teaching the little guitar pickers classes myself.
My philosophy is to use as few words as possible. Instead, I teach by concrete examples kids can understand easily. I also gradually increase the number of strings and fingers used when they are ready for it.
Making it fun is also important, so there are movements and games to participate in.