Kurtis Berg: Your Instructor

Kurtis Berg is your instructor at Fast Fingers. Here’s a little bit about his journey:

For some reason, by the time I was 5, I already knew I wanted to rock. It might have been that my dad played classic rock on the radio 24/7 for my entire childhood… It might’ve been that I was from Canada and sucked at hockey so I had to find something else to be good at. Who knows?

In any case, 5 year old me was positive that guitar was in my destiny. The music studio near me told us that guitar is tough for really young kids though, so I waited not-so-patiently and finally had my first lesson the week I turned 10 – and I haven’t looked back since.

I took lessons in theory and playing for 8 years, and ended up teaching at that same studio. I left to get my mechanical engineering degree, but I kept teaching on the side to help pay for school. I performed wherever I could, and played in several bands over the years. I still play guitar daily, and still love it over a decade later! Teaching guitar is my full time gig these days.

Over time, I created the method that I teach in my course. So many people start guitar and then quit.

I quickly realized that the problem is not that guitar is too hard, it’s just that the traditional methods of teaching it really suck. My goal is to get every student who takes my courses to love the guitar, and come out confident and ready to play what they love – without spending ages on boring scales, songs, and useless information.

I’ve found that the single most important factor in keeping students motivated is to get them playing their favorite songs as quickly as possible

Chances are, you didn’t get that guitar so you could play boring exercises and music you don’t even know, right? So my goal is to get you playing your favorite songs (whatever they may be), as quickly as possible. And I’ve found that nearly every student who takes this approach makes it through the crappy parts that come with starting something new.

So take a look around, message me if you have any questions, and let’s learn some guitar!

 

 

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