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Jason D.
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Acoustic guitar lessons for beginners or intermediate players from an experienced player
Whether you're picking up the acoustic guitar for the first time or you've been playing for years, I can help you advance your skills to the next level. I have been playing for over 30 years. I've played mainly with worship bands at church. If you are interested in worship music, I can help you learn the theory and techniques for leading worship. If you are interested in other genres, I can assist you in learning and developing in your desired areas. For beginners, I will teach you all the basic chords, including bar chords. You will be learning actual songs very quickly! I will also teach you the major scales and show you why they are important to practice regularly. I will drill you on chords and scales until your fingers develop muscle memory and naturally move to their correct locations. You will also develop several strumming patterns that you can use to play many styles. If you are interested, I can also help you get started with fingerpicking. For intermediate students, I will assess your current skill level and push you beyond it. My experience in education is extensive. I've been a pastor for 18 years. I have a Master's Degree (and am working on another one). I've taught theology, apologetics, and English to elementary, middle, and high school students. In addition, I've led worship bands, choirs, and other musical groups. Besides guitar, I also play piano, bass guitar, and trumpet.
About Jason D.

Hello! I'm Jason Dollar, a family man, pastor, teacher, musician, and author from central Alabama. As a family man, I'm married to Page, and we have five kids ranging in age from 8 to 20. As a pastor, I lead Rock Mountain Lakes Baptist Church near Birmingham. I've been serving this congregation since 2009. As a teacher, I taught for five years in a Christian high school, and I continue to teach ESL classes online for students from elementary to high school. As a musician, I've played instruments regularly since I was in the sixth grade (1986 or so). I play guitar, piano, bass guitar, and trumpet. I've participated in and led worship bands on many occasions. Even though I'm the pastor of my church, I also participate in our worship band weekly. It's a bit unusual for a pastor to be involved in music leadership, but I love music and can't help myself! Creating music, especially with other people, is a soul-enriching activity. As an author, I've written or edited seven books, including a popular updated version of Jonathan Edwards' well-known work The End for Which God Created the World. I'm also interested in other academic subjects (like history and philosophy), and I love to watch baseball. As a guitar instructor, I am primarily interested in seeing my students develop their understanding of the instrument and show real progress in growing their skill level. Students can expect to be challenged, but we will also have a great time together. I love working with people and seeing them develop. Learning to play an instrument is one of the keys to human thriving and happiness. It's a thrill to be a part of another person's growth and development. When I teach, I'm primarily interested in you, the student.

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

Teaching since

Teaching since 2005

Education

MA in Apologetics

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Teaches ages 7+

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Jason D.
Teaches Online
Acoustic guitar lessons for beginners or intermediate players from an experienced player
Whether you're picking up the acoustic guitar for the first time or you've been playing for years, I can help you advance your skills to the next level. I have been playing for over 30 years. I've played mainly with worship bands at church. If you are interested in worship music, I can help you learn the theory and techniques for leading worship. If you are interested in other genres, I can assist you in learning and developing in your desired areas. For beginners, I will teach you all the basic chords, including bar chords. You will be learning actual songs very quickly! I will also teach you the major scales and show you why they are important to practice regularly. I will drill you on chords and scales until your fingers develop muscle memory and naturally move to their correct locations. You will also develop several strumming patterns that you can use to play many styles. If you are interested, I can also help you get started with fingerpicking. For intermediate students, I will assess your current skill level and push you beyond it. My experience in education is extensive. I've been a pastor for 18 years. I have a Master's Degree (and am working on another one). I've taught theology, apologetics, and English to elementary, middle, and high school students. In addition, I've led worship bands, choirs, and other musical groups. Besides guitar, I also play piano, bass guitar, and trumpet.
About Jason D.

Hello! I'm Jason Dollar, a family man, pastor, teacher, musician, and author from central Alabama. As a family man, I'm married to Page, and we have five kids ranging in age from 8 to 20. As a pastor, I lead Rock Mountain Lakes Baptist Church near Birmingham. I've been serving this congregation since 2009. As a teacher, I taught for five years in a Christian high school, and I continue to teach ESL classes online for students from elementary to high school. As a musician, I've played instruments regularly since I was in the sixth grade (1986 or so). I play guitar, piano, bass guitar, and trumpet. I've participated in and led worship bands on many occasions. Even though I'm the pastor of my church, I also participate in our worship band weekly. It's a bit unusual for a pastor to be involved in music leadership, but I love music and can't help myself! Creating music, especially with other people, is a soul-enriching activity. As an author, I've written or edited seven books, including a popular updated version of Jonathan Edwards' well-known work The End for Which God Created the World. I'm also interested in other academic subjects (like history and philosophy), and I love to watch baseball. As a guitar instructor, I am primarily interested in seeing my students develop their understanding of the instrument and show real progress in growing their skill level. Students can expect to be challenged, but we will also have a great time together. I love working with people and seeing them develop. Learning to play an instrument is one of the keys to human thriving and happiness. It's a thrill to be a part of another person's growth and development. When I teach, I'm primarily interested in you, the student.

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

Teaching since

Teaching since 2005

Education

MA in Apologetics

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 7+

Speaks

Has background check

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MA in Apologetics
Sep 2001 - Dec 2008
Birmingham Theological Seminary
BA in Pastoral Ministries
Jan 1996 - May 2000
Southeastern Bible College

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Country Guitar
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