A few years back, I had a decent experience doing a skill-swap with another DamnPortlander, and now I'm in the market for more learnins, so I thought I'd see if there is anyone who'd like to trade with me.
I'd like to get back into music again. Specifically, I'd like to learn the guitar again. I took lessons for a year about 10 years ago, and then didn't keep up with it, so I'd basically be starting over from scratch. My eventual goal is to play folk music, specifically filk
. My guitar is a steel-stringed acoustic.
Failing that, I also own a violin, which I have not the foggiest idea how to play (I inherited it from my grandfather, and my family's only living violinist lives in Boise so it's just been sitting around collecting dust). If I can't find a guitar tutor, I'd be up for violin lessons with an eye toward folk/filk music as well. Clarinet lessons would be my third choice, as I also have one of those available to me (I quit taking lessons on that about 14 years ago and it makes a odd instrument for folk music, which is why it's my third choice).
I can offer math tutoring in exchange. I am a licensed math teacher and have taught every main-track math class from 6th grade math through pre-calculus at either the middle school or high school level. I've also obviously taken quite a bit of math at the college level and would be happy to tutor at that level. I'd also be happy to tutor in computer science depending on the class, and in a bunch of other subjects depending on the level. I'm also happy to give cooking lessons but I have no formal training in that, just long-time hobbyist interest. If there's some other skill you're looking for, feel free to ask and I'll let you know if it's something I can help out with.
I'd probably like to start lessons around the beginning of March and I'm pretty open as to days/times.