- Teaches students:
- Ages 10+
- Teaching since:
- April 2009
I'm a professional teacher and mentor who has been helping students of all ages unlock their potential. With a degree in music education from The University of New Hampshire I have the background and understanding to help you reach your goals, whether its playing songs for fun, jamming in your garage, or composing your own music.
I'm not only a professional musician, I'm just as passionate about teaching. As someone who is a professional teacher I've been successful in getting students to realize their goals through focused lessons and individual attention.
I've played in numerous bands in both San Diego and Boston to crowds as large as 2,000, crossing genres from alternative rock, funk and jazz, to electronic, and acoustic singer/songwriter. I've worked with students ranging from beginners to advanced, and fun to serious. My main influences also range widely from rock, to jazz and blues, to electronic, and also classical.
Want to record your own music or create a full band sound using the latest software? I have experience using ProTools and Ableton Live in recording sessions.
When I'm not performing or creating music, I teach english and have been for the last 6 years. These positions have required me to focus on student learning centered instruction, and I'm an expert in recognizing different learning styles and developing curriculum that responds to my students individual needs.
One of the most important things I've discovered in 20 years as guitar player is that I will always constantly be learning and improving my own abilities. This inspires me and I'm sure you'll find the same contagious inspiration as well
*** Lesson Details ***
My lessons are fun and individually tailored to each student. From the start we'll be learning songs and techniques in the style(s) you want.
You'll learn how to play chords and scales. Not only will I teach you how to play popular songs, but more importantly, how to write original music. I'll always show you proper technique for playing your instrument as well as the correct way to read tablature and notes,
Most of all, you'll find each lesson motivating and inspiring!!!
Let's get it started!!!!!
*** Specialties ***
Specialize in jazz, blues, and rock improvisational techniques
Teaching advanced music theory