Rockin Fun Music Lessons
I have been playing in bands since the 8th grade, and currently play in a successful local cover band. While I specialize at rock, I can teach most genres. I also have a jazz background in bass. I am passionate about meeting students half a step ahead of where they are at, and shepherding them along, instead of standing miles down the road insisting they catch up.
I have professional gear, and can walk you through your journey of acquiring the best gear with your budget and needs. I can help you record and mix, as well as show you the ropes of actually forming a band, if that's what you want.
I'm pretty much excited to just share my knowledge, and meet motivated students who want to get better at my favorite thing in the world: making music.
Able to read music
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
As I mentioned elsewhere, I like to first assess the student by just having a conversation of where they are at, what their goals are, and if I'm a good fit. Then, I will ask them to play a song that is at the upper echelons of their skill level, to assess.
After that, I will explain what I noticed in playing, and what I'd like to address, based on both my observations, and our previous conversation.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have over 20 years of playing semi and full-time professionally. I have played in touring jazz bands, and my current project has a monthly residency at a prestigious local venue.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
How did you get started teaching?
I gravitated towards teaching after showing my brother's children how to play the guitars they got during Christmas.
What types of students have you worked with?
All ages! Levels beginner to advanced intermediate.
Describe a recent event you are fond of.
Has to be my band's monthly residency at Soda Bar! People have told me multiple times that it is such a fun event and I'm so glad I can create a community and that people have a great experience.
What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?
Don't just look for pure shredding, make sure you find someone that matches the sound you want!