Alright, so I've given some lessons to kids before - basically started them off in the Hal Leonard Guitar Method since they were young enough to not think "Greensleeves is GAY" and were willing to learn the notes on the strings, etc.
I've been poking around on Craigslist and found a guy who has been playing for a while, but wants help "with my originals" and doesn't "want to start with scales and chords."
He wants hour long lessons. I don't have a studio or room in my apartment, so for now I plan on doing lessons at his house. My teacher would have just identified his skill level and started him off somewhere in the Troy Stetina method, but I get the impression this guy doesn't want to do a method.
I feel like I should cater to what he wants while maintaining some basic level of teaching requirements, i.e. fundamentals must be a portion of the work.
Anybody with teaching experience have any idea how to get started with guys like this? Tell him to bring whatever he wants to work on and then work on it in addition to fundamentals?
I'm going to try and build a base of students and then consider going to a studio if possible, but for now I need to learn how to teach to someone who is starting with an unknown background, presumably has some bad habits and isn't a "blank slate" like a 5th grader is.
what does "help with my originals" mean?
Standard procedure for new students:
Give technique building exercises and see how they handle them.
If you actually knew what he wants to work on it would be a lot more helpfull though.