Are you looking for a seasoned musician to help you achieve your goals of learning to play an instrument? Look no further! I'm a veteran performer and instructor with more than 20 years experience playing and 10 as a music coach. Be it piano, bass, drums, or guitar, I can provide the help you need. My overall teaching philosophy emphasizes technical mastery of the instrument, strong music reading and theory, along with creativity and improvisation to turn you into a well rounded player. I've studied and performed a number of genres, and stay current on the latest in gear and trends in order to remain on the forefront as a competent musician. I'm formally trained, having taken piano lessons since youth, and studying jazz and orchestra in both high school and college. I have experience playing over a wide range of other genres (blues, country, funk, rock, metal) and can help you learn, whatever your goals might be.
During lessons, we will go over the fundamentals that make a strong musician. By learning the rudiments first, each of my students is able to develop a strong bedrock upon which a personal playing style can be built. In addition to note-reading, technique drills, and timing exercises, we will also learn popular songs that reinforce each of the lessons covered, so that you can see the application of every new concept we encounter.
My home studio is equipped with a wealth of high-end gear, to maximize the lesson experience:
Full Size Upright Piano
Roland 5-piece Electric Drum Kit
Pearl 5-piece Acoustic Drum Kit
Schecter 5-string Fretless Bass
Yamaha 5-string TRBX305 Bass
Fender 5-string Deluxe J-Bass
Ibanez Jetking II Guitar
Schecter Maus C-7 Guitar
Peavey MAX 115 II Bass Amp
Fender Champion 100 Amp
I welcome prospective students of almost all ages and skill levels, as long as they are ready to learn and have a great time doing so. I hope to see you soon, and would love to help you in reaching your own personal musical goals!
I've been providing quality music lessons to interested students since college. Working as a professional musician and instructor, I have conducted private training for students interested in learning to play instrumental music (drums, piano, guitar, and bass) both from my home studio, and through various music stores and services.