My teaching approach:I specialize in students of all ages and use an adaptive teaching style to carefully tailor lessons based on need, desires and current skill level of each student in a positive and encouraging environment. I began studying guitar over 18 years ago. In 2000 I enrolled at Berklee College of Music and graduated in the spring of 2003 with a degree in Professional Music. In the fall of the same year I relocated to Hollywood, CA. I played in numerous bands around Southern CA and recently, in the Burlington area, so I bring a unique insight for those seeking to become professional musicians.My influences are:Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, David Gilmour, Jerry Garcia, Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, John Mclaughlin, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker.My guitar lessons take place in:The teacher's studio or the student's homeGuitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas:Student's homes or studio: Shelburne and South Burlington. Studio for BurlingtonGuitar Techniques:Guidance In Equipment Selection, Song Writing, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Reading Music, Jamming Skills, Improvisation, Performance, Rhythm guitar, Lead guitarYour first guitar lesson with me might include the following:In a introductory lesson I try to find out what the student's current level is by asking them to play a song, some basic chords and scales. If the student is competently new, then I try to find out why they chose the guitar and what they hope to learn.A guitar lesson with me might entail the following:Lessons depend of the students current level and desired goals. I cover everything from learning songs, basic theory, songwriting and developing solid musicianship.The qualities I look for in an ideal guitar student might include the following:I believe each student is unique and has an endless supply of untapped potential. Anyone who has a desire to learn can play this wonderful instrument.