I have been a performing musician for almost 20 years and a music teacher for over 10 years. I consider myself a multi-instrumentalist, my first instruments were the drumset and piano and I began studying guitar in my teens.
My love of music has led me to study a wide range of subjects, but my primary teaching these days is focused in intermediate classical music or rock/pop/jazz styles. I tend to help steer students towards a learning path based on their goals and experience. I strongly believe that there is no single path to becoming a good musician, so I've worked hard to be flexible in how and what I teach. I'm just as comfortable teaching Bach and Beethoven as I am teaching The Beatles and Foo Fighters.
One thing that is common among all my lesson is a strong foundation of music fundamentals: sight reading, rhythm, basic theory. I focus on building skills that will last a lifetime in addition to learning your favorite songs. Students who build a solid foundation learn much faster and retain much better!
Lessons are fast paced but thorough and always friendly and encouraging. I use a wide variety of materials, method books and play-along tracks - I have also written two instructional drum books which I use frequently with my drum students.
I love empowering new students, watching them grow and develop their love of music - hope to hear from you soon!
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