I am an Emmy winning songwriter from my work with PBS, with a BILLION hits on YouTube for my songs. I am an accomplished instrumentalist as well, having released some dozen albums, and I play guitar, mandolin, fiddle, and tenor banjo. Gypsy jazz is one area I specialize in, but I also play Folk, Americana, Rock, Blues, Country and other styles. I also have a PhD in Writing, and I am the author of a number of books--children's literature, books on neuroscience, fiction, cartoons, and more.
I enjoy seeing people learn new skills and progress to become the songwriter or musician they want to be.
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I start by covering the basics, such as how to hold the instrument, how to place your fingers correctly, how to use a pick or bow. In songwriting I being by covering some of the essential aspects of what makes for good writing that is moving and effective.
Decades of experience as a musician. Emmy winning songwriter with a Billion hits on YouTube. Studied mandolin with Jethro Burns--the great American master. Studied violin with Tim Kliphuis--Europe's best Grappelli style player and teacher. Studied gypsy jazz with Gonzalo Bergara.
30 dollars per half hour, plus mileage if I travel to your location.
I have been a university teacher for over 20 years.
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