I teach guitar in my Arlington, TX studio and online with students worldwide. I am also Instructor of Guitar at Weatherford College and have taught at SW Seminary, Biola University and other colleges and conservatories. I have tutored students from Berklee College of Music, Liberty University and others.
I teach all styles and excel in areas of improvisation (jazz, popular).
My clients have included many well-known musicians such as Dave Mustaine from Metallica-Megadeth.
I am also the author of "Guitar Tips" which has received endorsements from American Idol, The Voice and other guitar books published by Centerstream/Columbia Pictures Publications.
I am active as a performer in the DFW area performing with the Dallas Jazz Orchestra. Joshua Experience Big Band and others. I have also performed with the Fort Worth Symphony.
I do not have a “one size fits all” teaching approach. These are private lessons and lessons are based on what the student wants to accomplish. I have students of multiple styles and all ages.
For my general students I use a number of books depending on several things. I use one primary book and supplement it with other materials.
For my classical & finger-style students I use the Frederick Noad or Christopher Parkening books or others such as "Fingerstyle Guitar From Scratch" (Bruce Emory).
For my improvisational based students (jazz, rock, blues) we work on physical technique and theoretical knowledge. I am a firm believer in the concept that “your hands will work about as good as what your head knows”. I use several books including the Berklee series.
I try to make sure students are learning and having fun playing music. I use all kinds of technology to help including digital-audio-workstations and scoring programs to create audio examples for students.
Some of my students are involved in church music that I also help them with as I have many years in church music.
My rate is $30 per 1/2 hour. Some of my students prefer an hour.
Generally, I can accomplish things in a half-hour lesson once per week.
Students pay for 2 weeks at a time.
I prefer students who are serious about keeping their scheduled lesson commitment.
You are welcome to call me if you have any questions.
You may also request a trial lesson.
I am now teaching guitar @ Weatherford College.
I studied Schillinger Studies in depth for over 5 years with a student of Joseph Schillinger.
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