Travis is a Classical Guitarist and native Coloradan who recently graduated with his Master’s in
Music degree from the University of Denver where he also received his Bachelor’s in Music degree in 2009. Travis’s talent for music performance has been recognized in his solo and chamber endeavors, winning him honorable mention in the 2010 Lamont School of Music Chamber competition as well as acceptance into the New England Conservatory, University of Southern California, and the University of Denver with praise from prestigious performers Elliot Fisk, William Kannengeiser, and Ricardo Iznaola. While showing promise as a performer, Travis’s true passion is the teaching of music and the powerful impact it has on people’s lives. For the past 7 years he has been teaching guitar to young, aspiring artists and recreational players alike and believes that music is not just about achieving proficiency on an instrument, it is about overcoming challenges and the confidence that comes with it. It is his mission to not only teach music and the joy of music, but through music teach the life lessons of patience, perseverance, dedication, and love of the journey which can help the student in every facet of their lives. As a teacher of all ages and abilities Travis’s main goal is to expand his teaching platform and continue to help the next generation of musicians succeed in accomplishing their goals and inner potential.
*** Lesson Details ***
Learning a musical instrument should be a fun and rewarding experience that enriches your life!
With over 7 years of teaching guitar and over 13 years performing, I know that efficient practice habits and solid technique can unlock your inner potential.
As a student of mine, you can expect a fun and challenging learning environment where bad habits will never be an issue. I primarily teach classical guitar, although all styles are welcome!
My curriculum covers the basics of right and left hand technique, sight reading, ensemble playing, music theory, and performance practice.
It is my personal guarantee, with your dedication and hard work, within 3-6 months, you will have a competent grasp of basic guitar technique, note reading and musicality.
I look forward to working with you!
*** Studio Equipment ***
I teach primarily at the Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Lamont school of Music, in their studio spaces and private practice rooms.
*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide classical guitar footstools, music stands, as well as music theory text books to get started. I require the student to provide their own guitar. I am also available to consult on the purchasing of a guitar.
*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Classical Guitar and teach many methods depending on the students needs. I can teach the Suzuki method and the Parkening method but primarily teach out of "Bridges" The Royal Conservatory of Music graded repertoire series.