John is a fantastic. He is a great guitar player who is also a kind, strong teacher. His understanding of music theory, arrangements and other instruments gives him an extensive musical purview. I've learned about complex jazz chords, folk finger-picking styles and sometimes just how to rock out!
I assess the level at which each student is able to play, and I learn what kinds of music they are interested in learning. I tailor lessons to meet students' individual interests as well as their needs for technical development.
I have played guitar and trumpet for 20 years. I earned two bachelor of music degrees in classical and jazz trumpet at Indiana University and a master degree in jazz studies at New York University. While at NYU I taught guitar and trumpet lessons and group guitar classes as an adjunct professor. I've worked with students aging from as young as 4 years to as old as 70 in all styles of music.
I charge less for students traveling to my home, and I offer a discounted rate for longer lessons. I also offer a discount for paying monthly.
I began teaching privately in college and I worked with local Indiana middle and high school band programs for 6 years before moving to NYC.
I've worked with students of all abilities aging from as young as 4 years to as old as 70 in all styles of musi.
I produced and performed on the Festival of New Trumpet Music's "Visionairies" concerts which were a critic's pick in the New York Times. I also recently performed on guitar and trumpet with the Theatre for a New Audience's production of Shakespeare's Pericles and at the Public Theater in The Total Bent.