I can teach you scales, the theory to apply them, and easy pattern-based tricks to form the building blocks of melodies out of them.
I have taught guitar extensively and piano too; I've taught mandolin for a couple of years now. I create my own printed materials which plot out the fretboard and spell out exercises. I'm easy-going and patient. I've played in many bands playing various styles. Lately I've played mandolin in my bluegrass band Train River (www.trainriver.info). I also lead gypsy jazz band the Hot Club of Hawthorne (and play a gypsy guitar). I believe music lessons should be accessible, so I keep my rates relatively low.