I'm not here to just to teach students how to play the guitar or the piano in a vacuum. My goal is to communicate and impart a love and understanding of music as a discipline and as a way of life.
I enjoy working with students, exploring musical repetoire and vocabulary. Most of all I enjoy learning with my students.
Able to read music
Photos and videos
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I begin by assessing the students strengths and weaknesses, particularly as this applies to what their individual reason may be for coming to me. From here lessons can go anywhere that the student needs work. I employ a creative process for engaging with musical problems and stress physical and mental mindfulness in my approach.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Studied Classical Guitar with Douglas Niedt, Chair of UMKC Guitar Program.
Studied Jazz Guitar with Jay EuDaly, Danny Embrey, and Jazz Theory with Stan Kessler.
Studied Classical Piano with Tatev Amirlan and Karen Kushner, UMKC.
Studied Classical Piano with Christopher Madden, UMKC.
15+ years of teaching/performing experience in the Kansas City area.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.
$30 for 30 minutes
$50 for 45 minutes
$60 for 60 minutes
What types of students have you worked with?
Beginning to Advanced
From children to the elderly.