Hi! My name is Coire Walker and I am a musician and guitar teacher. I recently relocated from Brooklyn, NY, to my hometown of San Diego. I have been playing guitar for twenty-two years, and I've been teaching people how to play guitar for thirteen of those years. My music degree is from Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, CA. In my teaching approach, I like to balance the technical with the musical in order to build people into healthy, creative, thinking musicians over the longterm.
I give lessons in San Diego, and also online through Skype and Facetime. Currently I am living in Clairemont, and will travel for lessons in your home if you live within ~8 miles of me.
If you'd like to see how I teach please visit my YouTube channel.
I also write and perform music around town. You can find it here.
Mostly I just enjoy sharing how cool I think music is, while helping my students get where they want to be--the longterm process and working relationships are what it's all about for me. I teach all ages, from children to adults, to older adults (it's never too late!). The youngest student I ever taught was 4 years old--the oldest was 76.
Regarding musical styles, I teach all genres of music except advanced jazz and classical guitar--these are their own discipline and I do not claim to have mastery of them (but we can play with them as much as you like!) Some styles I enjoy are folk, rock, metal, punk, reggae, funk, RNB, indie, post rock, and hip hop. Some of the lesson topics I teach include music theory, reading, ear training, strumming and picking techniques, learning to sing and play simultaneously, songwriting approaches, soloing, chord composition and harmony, learning to play songs you love, and even working on YOUR own original material! If you are in a band and looking to challenge your playing further I can work alongside you in that regard as well.
Most importantly, my goal as a teacher is to help you enjoy the musical process as we move forward together.
I am available to provide live music for events like weddings, art galleries, social gatherings, and especially all-expenses-paid pleasure cruises (winter season preferred, but negotiable). I have good working relationships with many local musicians and could assemble a custom band to fit your needs, if that is something you require.
Really, please do! I'd love to hear a bit about you, what your musical goals are, and how you think I can help you get where you want to be.