I believe in: the power of music to enrich human existence and create community; the value of all styles of music; the creative potential of every individual; the value of trust, integrity and respect within a learning environment; instilling in an individual an unending belief in ones self; and excellent and inspiring musical mentorship.
I hold a BA in music performance, have over 25 years of professional music experience and am dedicated to providing a quality, comprehensive learner-based music education.
Programs available include: Private guitar and bass lessons, improvisation, music theory, ear training, rhythm studies, fingerboard knowledge and more.
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I offer learner-based music instruction tailored to each student's interests, ability and goals.
Beginners: Learn everything necessary to give yourself a strong musical grounding while learning how to play the music you love.
Intermediate or Advanced Musicians: Would you like to maximize your potential? Learn a new style? Break down your creative barriers? I can help you make changes and grow into the musician you would like to be.
Improvisation – Any instrument, style and level. Learn (or un-learn as the case may be) the tools and techniques needed to create spontaneously.
Music Theory & Ear Training – Any instrument, style and level. Deepen your musical understanding and enhance your performance and listening experience by exploring the structure of music.
Fingerboard Knowledge - Any style and level. Feeling lost on your instrument? Locked into the same old patterns and licks? Break free from your habits and learn the entire neck and unlock your creative potential.
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Jazz, improvisation, fingerboard knowledge, music theory, creativity.
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