Starliner Music

Starliner Music

3 hires on
22 years in business

About this pro

I have 20 years of experience plus 30 years of gigging and an academic background (USC and GIT with honors). I have worked on many major festivals including a backing Grammy winner Diane Schurr. I play multiple instruments so that I can address issues of ensemble playing  (playing in a band setting).  I don't have a single approach to teaching.  I find what works for each student and teach them according to their goals and learning style.  I am extremely patient. I offer home based studio instruction in order to pass on a discount to my students.

I offer a computer equiped studio that includes recording software as well as programs like Band in a Box and the Amazing Slowdowner. I also offer ensemble classes in a studio equiped with full live band equipment.

The best part of my job is watching people get to the next level and surpass their original goals.

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Monrovia, CA 91016
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Evalutate what the student wants to learn and adjust for the students learning style.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

GIT graduate with honors

USC degree in Studio guitar with  honors

17 years of full-time teaching

33 years of guitar playing

30 years of performance including touring, festivals and performance with a Grammy winner.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.


$30 per half hour

$50 per hour

How did you get started teaching?

A friend offer me a posistion as a teacher at his studio.  I realized that I really liked it and it grew from there.

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students of all levels.

Beginning though college level

All ages

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

One of my students was accepted to USC.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Find someone that has plenty of teaching and playing experience, not one or the other.

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What are your goals?

What is time comitment?

What styles do you want to learn?