“Be A ROCKSTAR on GUITAR or BASS in LA! SONGWRITING too!!!”
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Levels: Beginner to Professional
Ages: 5 & up
Teaches online? No
University of Souther California - Music (guitar performance) - 8/87-5/91 (Bachelor's degree received)
University of Southern California - Music (guitar performance) - 8/93-5/95 (Master's degree received)
My training is heavily in jazz guitar and to a lesser degree classical. Of course, I make most of my living performing other styles including rock, blues, funk, pop, country, and metal.
I tailor your lesson to your needs and learning style. I use the songs and music styles YOU love as a way to teach you solid music skills. Some students just want to learn a few new chords and to play their favorite songs. That's totally fine. Others want an intensive curriculum that gets them playing all sorts of scales, learning the fretboard, improvising. learning advanced techniques, reading notation and lead sheets. That's great, too! We can be as laid back or as intense as you want to
get. Either way, it's always fun. We'll set goals for our lessons that are both realistic AND challenging.
If you're looking for fun lessons from beginner all the way to advanced, look no further.
Learn guitar, songwriting, bass, theory, eartraining, how to learn songs by ear, music reading, strumming, fingerstyle, picking, shredding, you name it. All styles. All levels.
I have both Masters and Bachelors degrees in music (guitar performance) from the University of Southern California, have written hundreds of songs with 3 solo albums to my credit, have played thousands of live and studio gigs,
and have been teaching privately for 20 years and in the college classroom for over 12 years.
I love working with kids and adults, hobbyists, students, and professionals! ALL ARE WELCOME!