Tony has been performing professionally for over 35 years. When he arrived in Los Angeles in 1969 he studied guitar with virtuoso Jimmy Stewart. Later, he studied with master guitarist George Van Eps.
Tony played guitar with many top recording artist in the mid 1970's. Later, he started to teach formerly at the John Waltrip Music School in Arcadia California. From then on, he set up "Music With Frets," and began to teach privately.
In addition, he is teaching 6th and 7th grade guitar classes at St. Cyril of Jerusalem School in Encino. Tony is a bonded and certified by the LAPD and FBI. Tony finds it very rewarding in helping beginner and advanced students to learn the beautiful music the guitar can make.
As Tony's teacher, George Van Eps taught him to think of the guitar as a "Lap Piano" so Tony does the same. The guitar is a versatile chordal and melodic instrument, and should be taught as such.
In addition to the above, I play guitar and arrange music for various Inde-Alternative and Jazz recording artist. I have arranged music for large orchestras, including a 35 piece orchestra in Hong Kong.
*** Lesson Details ***
I will be able to teach students of all ages, from beginners to semi pro players. My studies will include: Learning popular songs, reading chords, single line, guitar harmony, improvisation, blues, rock and jazz. Chordal melodies, finger picking, guitar pick with. left hand studies
*** Specialties ***
Acoustic and Electric Guitar. Piano: Improvisation, Composition, Arranging/Orchestration, All styles, Rock, Jazz, Funk, Brazilian, Latin, Standard Music. All Ages and Levels.
Teach at my studio, or On Line (Skype).
Performed with Lou Rawls, Ike and Tina Turner review,