My teaching approach:I am a full time guitar instructor, Guitar World magazine contributor, Berklee alum, and author of a successful series of instructional books. I have been playing for 22 years, gigging professionally for 17, and teaching for 18 years. My instruction specialty is advanced technique and theory, though I teach students of all ages, all styles, and all levels of experience. I will take your playing to the next level!My influences are:Zakk Wylde, Dimebag Darrell, Slash, Yngwie Malmsteen, George Lynch, James Hetfield, Jeff Beck, David GIlmour, Jimi Hendrix, Eddie Van Halen, Randy Rhoads, Jake E. Lee, Joe Satriani, Jason Becker, and Billy Gibbons. Paul Gilbert's technique and teaching style have also had an extremely important impact.My guitar lessons take place in:The teacher's studio or the student's homeGuitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas:My studio is in Newport, but I do house calls throughout all of Rhode Island and Southern MA.Guitar Techniques:Guidance In Equipment Selection, Recording and Production, Song Writing, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Reading Music, Jamming Skills, Performance, Lead guitar, Rhythm guitarYour first guitar lesson with me might include the following:We discuss their goals and I assess their ability. Beginners learn a complete song and some basic exercises designed to accelerate their initial development. Intermediate, advanced, and pro players can expect immediate improvements in their technique and grasp of advanced
theory.A guitar lesson with me might entail the following:Lessons focus on the students wants and needs, with essential technique and theory discussed.The qualities I look for in an ideal guitar student might include the following:Anyone with the desire to learn and the will to work towards their goals.