Over the past 30 years, I have taught students ranging from Grammy winning superstars to inner city children with learning disabilities. This has given me the experience to patiently teach all types of students to their maximum potential. Although, I am primarily a jazz guitarist, I am also comfortable teaching blues, rock, country, bluegrass, folk and beginning classical guitar. Students of all levels are welcome as long as they are DEDICATED to learning the instrument and willing to spend the time practicing. Before our first meeting, I have the student make a list of their 10 favorite guitarists/artists/bands and a CD of 10 songs they would like to learn. I then customize the lessons to fit the student's desires. They build a repertoire of songs while learning chords, scales, arpeggios, licks, improvisation, proper technique and ear training. SUMMARY:
• 30 years of teaching guitar.
• Fluent in advanced jazz, blues, rock, country, bluegrass, and folk guitar styles.
• American music history, singing, songwriting, music theory, ear training and piano skills.
• Ensemble/combo instructor.
• All levels and ages.