- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches students:
- Ages 10 to 85 and special needs
- Teaching since:
- August 1989
I have been teaching guitar for over 27 years and have had the privilege of studying with some of the finest guitarists in the world which include Aldo Minella, Sulaiman Zai, Javier Calderon, Dr. Lily Afshar, Benjamin Verdery and Kevin Gallagher. I also studied jazz with Berklee professor Sal Difusco and Chris Buono.
As a teacher. I have been a high school teacher for the past 15 years and am certified in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a history teacher. I have worked with all types of learning styles and test preps. As an educator, I have gone through all the background CORI checks already.
If you are taking lessons at my studio I just wanted to alert people that we have 2 very friendly English Cocker Spaniels and an old orange tabby cat who is friendly on his own terms :-). This is obviously important for people that have allergies to know.
I have been teaching at Newton South High School for the past 11 years. I have taught all levels of students as well as multi-level classes.
I am certified to teach high school history. These renew every 5 years.
I really enjoyed working through beginner/intermediate classical guitar with Gene. He was always prepared and very knowledgeable about the different pieces we were working on. He helped my technique tremendously, and structured my progress in a way I wouldn't have been able to do myself. If you are serious about wanting to learn guitar I strongly recommend getting a teacher, and if you live in the Boston area I highly recommend Gene.+ Read More
Gene is incredibly patient and always has materials ready for the two of us to work with. I am so lucky to be working with him as I learn a new skill.
Amazing Job. Enjoyed session very much and learned alot.