Guitars are the most enduring, satisfying, practical, and enjoyable instruments ever known to humanity! At Fireseed Arts we not only play and teach guitar and bass, we make them too! Wether you want to learn your way around the fretboard, or how to play your favorite songs, or even build your starter or dream guitar, we can show you how.
I enjoy the freedom and creativity that is inherant in making music. Playing guitar has been a lifelong passion for me for the past 40 years! From rock, to latin - funk, to fingerpicking styles... I continue to grow, and find more to love about learning the guitar, and music. I truly enjoy sharing what I've learned.
As my first guitar teacher Patiño introduced me to so many musical influences and techniques. We started with basic primary chord formations, scales and what notes are where on the neck. From there I learned root notes, 5th’s and octave notes, which led to moving chord shapes and finally full bar chords. The teaching style was fun, informative and very hands on. As I learned the basics Patiño kept the lessons moving with so of my favorite songs and some of his as well. Once I had a good understanding of the basic music theory behind the guitar we would pick up on different techniques hidden in each song I was learning. Artists like Cream, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, and Jimi Hendrix were just a few of the many musicians I drew influence from. Every lesson was a challenge but a well-formulated plan to learn guitar. His teaching style was personalized to fit my visual and hands on learning needs. It’s been 10 years and my love of music is still present as I write and perform my own original music with my current band Pretty Rotten. I am forever grateful for those crucial few years of lessons with Patiño.
I like to find out the favorite songs, bands, and guitar players who inspire you before we proceed to finding out where you are on your guitar. I can help you get to playing from beginner to intermediate, and even onto some advanced techniques if I know what you like and where you want to go.
I've been a professional and semi professional player for over 35 years. My experiences range from the recording studio, to stages around the world, both as a songwriter and as a performer.
I've taught guitar and bass at the Real School of Music in Burlington, and privately for over 2 decades.
I like to offer a half hour or 1 hour lesson, once per week based on the goals of the student. Prices depend on wether the student travels to me or I travel to them.
I was asked by friends to start teaching.
I've worked with children of all ages and many adults, males and females. Primarily beginner to intermediates.
I got to see the Rolling Stones for my second time this year, and Santana with the Doobie Brothers too.
It's a fact of life that the guitar is here to stay!
Look for a teacher who respects your musical tastes, and understands your learning style.
A common question is: What do I need to get started as a guitar player? Be wary of teachers who try to sell you more than you need.