I have been teaching guitar for over 33 years after starting as a student teacher at Hartford Conservatory. Over the years I added other instruments - bass guitar, mandolin and ukulele. My specialty is that I am a highly trained specialist in study and teaching techniques (as well as a certified tutor) which makes lessons well organized, easy to understand, fast and fun.Students do very well (as long as they practice!) and enjoy playing in talent shows, school bands and orchestras, their own bands, become teachers themselves and some make it into the professional spotlight. Emphasis is on real music education including use of standard instruction books, learning scales and chords, exercises, students' favorite songs, improvising, song writing and anything else a student may request!Above all, music is fun, we do it because we love to play and that drives everything that happens at Guitar Star Instruction.