Supplying, expert guitar support to local, regional and internation acts ranging from acoustic solo to 10 piece bands and everything in between.I specialize in Rock, Pop, Country, Celtic, Blues, R&B, hard rock, alternative, Punk and Techno. Guitar leassons, guitar setups and repairs, Audio recording, engineering and consulting, guitar tracks for hire. 40 years experience and degrees in music and Electronic Engineering.
My studio is in Gates, NY 14606
Everything..but mostly watching my students actually playing songs themselves, with others, or with me.
Don knows his stuff and is an excellent teacher. He charges quite reasonably and takes the time to make sure you’ve got new things down even if that means extending the lesson a couple of minutes
I am extremely happy with these lessons! Don has amazing patience with my grandchildren and he goes above and beyond what I would ever have expected.
Don is a true professional and expert instructor. I've taken lessons in the past when I was younger, but none compare to what I get from Don. He is easy going, patient and helpful. He doesn't rush you or sit and watch a clock to abruptly end your lesson. I love classic rock, and who better to learn from than a guitar teacher that actually toured over a decade with a nationally acclaimed Grammy nominated musician! I can't reccomend Don enough.
Finding out what they do know. Insuring that they start with the basics and work up. Find out what they'd like to learn and what types of music they enjoy to insure practice of techniques taught in real time applications.
AAS in Music College Of Marin, 1 Year Classical guitar and voice Hochstein Music, AAS in Electical Engineering and Audio, 35 years Touring, Recording and writing experience with International, National and regional Acts. Albums on Chrysalis, Capital, Atlantic Records and many Indie labels. Writing and performance credits on all. 30 years teaching guitar and bass.
My time in all areas in substantially lower than anyone with my experience and credentials. The standard rate is $50/hr for teaching, recording, engineering, reapairs, consulting, etc and $75/hr for live shows.
Was asked by neighbors and friends if I could teach their children and found that I have a real knack for it and the patience of a saint!