Forest has been teaching all levels of music professionally since 2012. While his lessons are custom tailored to each student, he addresses topics on Electric and Acoustic guitar such as Technique, Music Theory, Ear Training, Notation, Performance and Composition. Encouragement being the primary focus of his lesson plans, Forest is confident that he can help you reach any level of playing you wish to achieve! He is available for lessons through Zoom. Lessons are scheduled in half hour to hour long weekly intervals and paid for by the month at time of booking.
Background: Studied Music at American River College under Joe Gilman. Two years perpetually touring all over USA and through Australia promoting debut album release as a solo performer, sharing the stage and opening for acts such as Adrian Bellue, Scott Mulvahill, Joe Kye, Christie Lenee, Van Larkins, Andrew Gorny. Coaching and performing with student bands and helping students prepare for college level music courses and professional careers since 2013.
Currently: Educating, Performing and Recording based out of Portland, Oregon. Endorsed by Ernie Ball, Cole Clark Guitars, Elite Acoustics Engineering, Furch/Stonebridge Guitars, Rattlesnake Cables, Wilddog Stomps & G7th Capos.
Seeing my students get that "a-ha" moment, where they feel empowered through the study of music!
nothing to dislike
I love how he plans his lessons around exactly what I want to learn and the skill level that I’m stuck at. The resources he sends out and the recorded lessons for rewatching are a huge help when practicing throughout the weeks. Super flexible schedule and overall very knowledgeable teacher. I’ve had a lot of music teachers and forest is by far the best. I learn so much from every lesson and could not ask for a better guitar teacher.
Forest has been great at understanding my current skill level and requirements from guitar lessons. He has been tutoring me with electric guitar skills so I can eventually be able to play solos and delve further into rock music. He is very knowledgeable about techniques and methods, very quick to respond to emails and thoughtfully answers all questions!
Forest is a very good teacher for first time learners