I have played guitar since age 14 and now hold a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music with an emphasis in guitar from the University of La Verne. My musical range on the guitar covers several styles including classical, flamenco, rock, blues and Jazz. My influences include guitar teacher Anthony Titus, classical guitarist Paul Henry and professor Michael Ryan. While I maintained my focus on perfecting my skills with guitar professor Michael Ryan at the University of La Verne, I demonstrated a passion for music education in my role as Ryan's teaching assistant and later as a guitar teacher at local area high schools. Having completed my undergraduate degree with honors. I am accepting private guitar students while working on a CD to further exhibit my diverse skills in music and to display my favorite elements from various styles such as jazz, rock and flamenco.
Currently, I am an adjunct faculty professor for the University of La Verne Music Department and a substitute teacher for Alhambra USD. My organizational affiliations are as a member of the National Association of Music Educators (NAME), the California Teachers Association (CTA), and the Technology Institute for Music Educators (TI:ME).
*** Lesson Details ***
My lesson are fun yet demanding at the same time. I am flexible with regards to curriculum. If you work hard you will get results.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Recording studio set up. Big desk. Lots of recording equipment. Computers. Keyboards. Bookshelf. Djembe. P.A. System. Seating for parents. Cats and dogs are in the house, but not allowed in office. Street parking in a cul-de-sac.
*** Specialties ***
Although my primary instrument is guitar I studied voice and piano while in college. I am also well versed in music theory as well as music technology (i.e. Pro Tools, Sibelius)