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:03:00
I'm qualified to teach...
I'm probably not qualified to teach.

:03:03
But I have people on staff
with music degrees, for those parents...

:03:06
I'm self-quali...
I mean, I'm a really good teacher.

:03:09
I just say that 'cause I am.
:03:11
I mean, I just...
It comes naturally to me.

:03:13
And I've honed my craft
over the years.

:03:15
You know... Some people can just play.
I can just teach.

:03:20
And I'll teach all day.
I'll teach you somethin' right now.

:03:23
Okay? I'll teach you
how to take a punch.

:03:44
It started out with just 17 kids
coming over to my apartment every week.

:03:49
I thought they gettin' real good.
:03:50
I had a practice space
when I was with my band.

:03:52
So I said, "Okay, kids,
let's get together on Saturday and jam. "

:03:56
And we did, and the kids were awful.
:03:58
All those scales and chords and songs
they learned were useless.

:04:02
I'm a stubborn son of a bitch.
:04:04
So I said, "Okay, we're gettin' together
every Saturday until you guys get this. "

:04:07
Then it was only three
or four Saturdays later...

:04:09
where the kids I was bringin' to the thing
were so much better.

:04:12
All the strings...
:04:14
Big ideas I was able to express in
concrete terms that kids could understand.

:04:18
So... And I loved it.
:04:20
It wasnÂ’t just like,
"Since my band didn't make it...

:04:22
I'll teach guitar,
and I'll be all bitter. "

:04:24
I was like, you know, "This is cool.
And I don't have to carry equipment. "

:04:27
It was only a matter of time from there
that a friend of mine...

:04:29
who had heard us jamming
and working on things said...

:04:32
"Why don't you guys play
at my art opening?"

:04:36
Let's do it!
:04:43
And the kids were amazing.
There were, like, 200 people there.

:04:46
There was, like, glass windows outside,
and people were six deep outside.

:04:50
At that point, I was like,
"Okay, this is somethin' here. "


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