First and foremost, I am a bassist and a composer. I have composed and performed in genres including Rock, Jazz, Blues, Hard Rock, Punk, Folk, Swing, Big Band, Small Ensemble, and Orchestral. I have also spent many years studying guitar, piano, and drums.
I have been playing bass and guitar since 1996. In 2000 I went to the world-renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston where I studied upright bass and earned a Bachelor’s of Music in Film Scoring. At Berklee I learned the fine art of composition, advanced jazz theory, and classical harmony.
I truly love teaching music. I will be your biggest advocate and demonstrate constant support for your musical endeavors. I have unyielding patience and will always focus on your success.
*** Lesson Details ***
Music is simple to learn when approached using a step-by-step method, just like putting one foot in front of the other. I have a knack for breaking down the mysteries of reading, playing, and understanding music into simple, easy to manage steps. We will discuss your goals and work towards them. You will always be challenged, but never feel overwhelmed. That’s my promise to you.
Your participation outside of our lessons is essential. Like anything, you will get out of this what you put into it. We can go at whatever pace is most comfortable for you. The more you practice, the more you will learn.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Equipment: Acoustic Guitars, Electric Guitar, Electric Basses, Upright Bass, Electric Organ, Keyboard, Guitar & Bass Amps, Drum Machine
There is ample seating for parents to sit in on lessons. Parking is available in the driveway.
*** Travel Equipment ***
For lessons in my studio, I can provide instruments and amplifiers for both of us.
For lessons in your home you will need your own instrument and amp.
*** Specialties ***
Bass technique, rock, music theory, reading