I love the guitar and thanks to the guitar my life has been so much richer in so many ways! So I try to teach you in a way that fits your life and make you want to play music as a part of your life.
I teach both standard notation and/or tablature, folk (chords to accompany songs) as well as classical guitar (melody and accompaniment), blues and Spanish guitar. Whenever possible I offer ensembles and opportunities to play with others. I've been teaching and playing for 35 y.
I've taught classroom music for a long time so I just love working one on one.
Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
First find out what you know about music and what your goals are. That gives us a starting point.
Then building skills from there in increments that will allow you to be successful, challenged and will motivate you to practice.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I was an elementary music teacher for many years and know how to break things down which is a very helpful strategy. I have also played with many other players and learned different styles and approaches beyond my formal guitar training.