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!
Forest has a targeted approach that emphasizes technical skills on the guitar while still keeping a focus on learning music and having fun. His lessons feel targeted to what I want to learn and he strikes a great balance between leading me (when I don't know where to go) and following my lead (when I do have a clear goal). Forest's demeanor during lessons is both professional and personal, and the sessions reflect it. If you're willing to put in the work, this instructor will absolutely accelerate your progress.
Forest has been an awesome teacher! He has made lessons very well customized to my interests and skill level. Highly recommend!
After a few months in I've seen alot of progress in many things. He's patient and his lesson plan really builds on itself and you can see the logic to it. Forest is helping me accomplish my music goals and iam incredibly greatful.
nothing to dislike