Hello! I'm Larree Hollywood. I’ve been playing guitar for almost 60 years and I would love to share my knowledge of guitar, music theory, and songwriting, with you. I believe in making the guitar fun, and inspiring creativity and originality. You don’t have to become a master on the guitar before you have fun playing; you can have a lot of fun playing as you work towards your own personal concept of mastery.
I believe that most good teachers have their own style. And every good guitar teacher has something unique to offer. I have a casual, fun approach to teaching guitar. I teach you how to teach yourself. I enjoy working with beginners of all ages. Don't let anyone tell you you can't become a good guitar player if you begin later in life. You can surely get good enough to have a lot of fun at any age. And the ability to play music is wonderful for meditation, personal introspection, and inner healing.
We will learn from many reference sources. I have a nice library of guitar method and theory books. We will find the programs that resonate with you. I will teach you a series of exercises I learned over 50 years ago that will keep your hands strong and flexible. These exercises are excellent for beginners and for seasoned players who might get a little stiff. I can also help you with songwriting. I can help you fully understand song structure; developing powerful rhythm, hooks, melodies, and lyrics. I can teach you how to improve your songs. Think of me as your songwriting life coach. I can also help you if you are an actor looking to add guitar playing to your skills list so you can audition for more roles.