I am a Rutgers University graduate with a B.A in Music Performance. I have played guitar for over 10 years, and currently perform all over the tri-state area as a solo acoustic performer and songwriter. I also play in several rock bands. I teach several students ages 5-65 right now, and have taught students how to play guitar for several years. In addition to playing in a rock band, I also am well versed in many music styles including jazz, pop, country and acoustic, songwriting, performance, music theory and recording skills/production.
*** Lesson Details ***
I am a very flexible teacher and suit my teaching style and format to fit each specific student's interests and needs. My goal is to keep the student interested and make learning guitar a fun experience.
I like to find out the kind of music the student listens to, or what they want to get out of playing guitar, and then mold my teaching around that. For instance, if a student or parent wants a formal musical education, I will teach how to read music notes and teach them from a book. If the student wants to learn simple songs and be able to play around the campfire for fun, I make sure to guide the student toward doing just that.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Dedicated lesson space. Guitars. Music stands. Music books. Seating for parents.
*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide my own instruments I would require them to have te instrument they want to learn available and the necessary power source and amp if needed.
*** Specialties ***
Rock country jazz mainly though I know classical music theory as well as counterpoint etc
Really good teacher and cool person. I learned a lot from taking lessons with Brandon, he taught me what I wanted to learn and also gave me helpful exercises to help me practice and get better.
- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
From Clapton to BBKing I can show you not only the basics of blues songs/progressions and how to solo over them, but also advanced techniques to help expand your blues playing and make you stand out as a player.
Music And Arts
I’ve been teaching guitar, piano, drums and voice at Music And Arts for several years and have taught students of all ages from 5-65.
I have taught guitar in the Central a an area for 4 years and I am currently an active singer-songwriter and performer performing close to 200 shows per year. I can teach all styles of playing from jazz and blues to country and pop. I also can teach songwriting skills, recording skills, as well as some basic vocal training.
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