ART Guitar Lessons

ART Guitar Lessons

1 employee
5 years in business

About this pro

I am an award winning guitar instructor, composer and professional musician who has been teaching for over a decade. I specialize in teaching all levels, styles and genres on the Acoustic Steel String, Classical Nylon String and Electric String Guitar. I assist in helping you set musical goals, overcome frustration and enjoy learning the songs that you love. I am the owner of ART Guitar Lessons; a guitar school located in Danbury, CT awarded "Top 10 Guitar Instructor and Lessons in Danbury, CT" by This year I was recently appointed a Professional Member of the GRAMMY Awards Recording Academy for Music Education and ART Guitar Lessons was approved with high regard by the Academy. I am a recording artist signed by FRETMONKEY RECORDS; a record label consisting of 21 artists from 14 different counties. I was selected to score the award winning short film “Lost” written by Michael Chen which won “Best Music”, “Best Film”, “People’s Choice Award” and “Best Story” at film festivals VISFF and MSFF of 2016. I have studied at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee as a B.F.A. in Fingerstyle Guitar (currently the only school in the world to hold this degree) under John Stropes and Andrew Lardner, Western Connecticut State University under Kenny Wessel (Ornette Coleman) and Ted Morcaldi (Mad Satta, Matthew Whittaker Trio) which I currently hold a B.A. in Music with a double concentration in both jazz/classical guitar and I have also taken private lessons at The Julliard School of Music in NYC under Tengyue Zhang (GFA 2017). During my studies I was a TA for multiple courses in introductory guitar; a course consisting of 120+ students under Dr. Beverely Belfer (Steve Howe, Genesis) who is the author of the guitar method book "Don't Fret the Frets". What I love most about teaching is the connection, support and influence I make with my students. There is nothing more satisfying to me, and to the student, than for them to accomplish their goals while enjoying their lessons. Especially those who never thought it would be possible when they first decided to pick up or begin learning the guitar. My goal as a teacher is to educate my students to play the music they love and what had inspired them to pick up the guitar in the first place. Through my years of teaching, I continue to cure the struggle and frustration that students experience while learning the guitar.

Just about everything. I love teaching and inspiring people who have either never played a musical instrument before or have many years of experience but still struggle learning. It excites me when a student reaches their goal and overcomes the frustration they experienced before taking lessons.

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Danbury, CT 06810
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I determine what the goals of the student are. If the student is unsure, I assist in helping them set rational goals based off of their experience (if any) with the guitar and their interest in music. At the end of our lessons, I develop a proper practice regimen that will gurantee they will succeed in that goal if they practice and meet with me consistently.