I teach my students how to understand all facets of guitar playing. I also teach them how to access their creativity and have their own voice.
In addition to teaching, I am a mindfulness coach and hypnotherapist. I bring aspects of these practices to help my students learn to be in the "flow state" that is optimal for performing.
I have been playing guitar, singing, and songwriting for over thirty years. I am the most accomplished in music that focuses on improvisation. I have shared the stage with Widespread Panic, The Samples and Max Creek.
I really inspired when someone that I am coaching has a breakthrough. There is a palpable joy when someone starts to "get it" and their playing takes off.
Henry was so nice and patient with me, so sad this will have to be postponed for a while but I will be back at it soon
Henry has a unique and distinctive teaching style that is unlike any instruction that I’ve received. So good!
Henry's lessons combine music theory, technicality, art and spirituality in a fun, engaging and intuitive style. He is articulate, patient, and passionate about music. Even when teaching new concepts, he makes it feel like you are tapping into something already inside you.
Henry is the best! Not only is he a great guitar player but he possesses that unique ability to explain what he does and how he does it in a way that’s easy to understand. I recommend him for all levels.
I am willing to have a free phone consultation with any student, to discuss their goals, prior to their first lesson.
I feel that I am most beneficial to guitar players that are seeking to become expressive improvisers.
We will break up our lessons into ear training, rhythm, and harmony. You will develop a great understanding of the fretboard.
Also, if it is of interest to the student, I teach meditation and visualization. This greatly increases creativity, focus and memory.
I have studied privately with instructors from ages twelve to thirty-five. I took all the music theory electives that I could while earning a liberal arts associates degree from S.F City College.
I have recently been certified as a Hypnotist and Shamanic Practicioner. I believe that there are states of consciousness that assist the learning process and that increase creativity.