USC - Jazz Guitar - Aug 05 - May 09 (Bachelor's degree received)
USC - Recording Arts (minor) - Aug 05 - May 09 (Bachelor's degree received)
I specialize in rock, pop, folk, and jazz guitar styles. I focus on material that the individual student is excited about and wants to learn, and incorporate fundamentals and other pertinent skills necessary to maximize the students ability.
For bass guitar I specialize in rock and pop.
Contemporary songwriting technique is not genre-specific and I can teach any type of songwriting, from hip hop to country to rock. I have been a songwriter for 7 years, and have released 3
full length albums and one EP of my original material. I was also a student in the pilot classes which later became USC's Popular Music degree program. These classes focused on songwriting and were taught by industry veterans Chris Sampson and Richard Smith.
I was trained in advanced music theory as part of my degree from USC. I integrate theory into my other lessons but I can also teach theory alone.
I have advanced skills with ProTools and have extensive experience (5 years) in recording, from professional studios to personal home setups.