- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
- November 2000
I have over twenty years playing and teaching experience. I have played in many styles and am a member of ASCAP. I've played live with bands such as Eric Robert's Magnum Band and The Lame Saints. We've had songs played on Top 40 stations all over the world. The methodology used to teach is very student-centric - we find out who you are and what kind of player you will be. We set measurable and attainable goals to keep learning fun and rewarding.
I specialize in teaching beginners and children just learning to embrace the art of music and guitar playing. Music is something special everyone should learn how to enjoy and share.
So whether you just got your first guitar or have been playing the six-string for a little bit and just want to clean up your chops, this may be the place for you.
I am also an experienced middle school/high school teacher of several subjects. Looking for English, history or computer tutoring? I can help!
*** Lesson Details ***
We tailor the lesson plans around your goals as a player.
We start where you are, design measurable short-term and long-term playing goals and then set off to accomplish them in ways that keep you interested and excited about learning.
Your lessons will be based upon your current playing level, what you want to accomplish and how much time you are able to put into practicing. A lesson plan can be constructed for just about any situation -- you CAN do this!
*** Studio Equipment ***
The learning area is equipped with a music workstation, several guitars and has enough extra equipment in case yours is not working or damaged. There are chairs and a small sofa for parents to sit during the lesson if they desire to stay.
It is in a finished basement room that is carpeted, secluded and well lit for a solid learning environment.
*** Specialties ***
I teach a practical results oriented method based on the interests of the student. I won't force jazz on a student that wants to learn to play like Randy Rhoads. Similarly I won't go into the music theory of Nirvana with someone who wants to learn the techniques that make Clapton brilliant.
I believe that students who see progress in their playing are most likely to be excited about learning and making music a lifelong pursuit.