I'm going into my 20th year of guitar playing and 13th year as a working musician.
In high school, I majored in Instrumental Music at the School for Creative and Performing Arts, where I also started working professionally in various shows around the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky area.
I also hold a degree in Guitar Performance from the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
I've been in bands performing genres from heavy metal (my favorite) to celtic music, to pop, to funk, to jazz, to R&B, and more.
I design my lessons to meet the student where they're at. Whether they just want to strum along to their favorite folk song or get into the nitty gritty of music theory and technique building to create their own musical masterpieces, I'm happy to get my students to where they want to go.
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I generally approach lessons by teaching songs the student is interested in playing. Through those songs we can discuss the technique, theory and songwriting approaches used in the music.
High school diploma from the School for Creative and Performing Arts, majoring in Instrumental Music
Bachelors in Guitar Performance from the Berklee College of Music
Elite Instructor with All Play Music
Base price is $80/hr or percentage thereof, if less than an hour is desired.
Additional $10 for every additional 20 minutes of drive time (one way, not round trip) to compensate for additional travel and gas
I generally work with students 8yrs and older, including adults. Students with an appreciation for rock and heavier styles of music usually get a bigger kick out of our lessons as that's my speciality. But I teach all styles and all skill levels, if Taylor Swift is more your thing.
I would check them out in advance as much as possible. Do a Google search, see if you can find video or audio of them playing. If you're going to be investing in this person to get you to the next level, make sure it's worth your time.
That being said, if all you're looking for is very basic beginner instruction there's no need to break the bank trying to find the very best of the best. You won't be able to utilize a lot of their advanced knowledge for some time anyway.