- Levels Taught:
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
- July 1997
Being a Berklee College of Music Graduate with a Masters in Music
Education from Boston University, I have been playing for almost 30
years and teaching private lessons for 15+, I am a Professional
Instructor that has the ability and resources to teach several styles
ranging from Rock to Classical to Jazz to Country to Metal. In other
words, anything you want to learn I can teach you or your child using the songs and exercises necessary to help you become a real musician.
*** Lesson Details ***
The lessons are tailored to you and your wants as a musician. Whether
you have an electric, acoustic, or classical guitar, along with various method books, I have the music,
print outs, and instructional material to make sure you progress as you
The lessons will help you learn to play guitar through chord diagrams,
theory, charts, examples, and exercises, as well as anything you hear on
*** Studio Equipment ***
I have a lot of guitars, amps, pedals, woodwind instruments, keyboards, and recording equipment. Instruments everywhere!
*** Travel Equipment ***
The students should have their own instrument and method book. Other that that, I provide all other handouts and supplemental material and handouts.
*** Specialties ***
I work the most in rock, bluegrass, country, contemporary, and jazz styles.
I am the owner and lead instructor for my own business, Mosaic Music Instruction, LLC.
I teach and play many instruments including, but not limited to:
Guitar, Woodwinds, Piano, Banjo, Ukulele, and Mandolin
As well as:
Theory, Songwriting, and Composition
If you have an interest in something that is not on the list, ask, and I’ll make it happen.
I tailor the lessons to you and your interests. I want you to understand the “why” of your instrument rather than the “put your fingers here” approach.
In my lessons I teach and help you to understand: Chords, Scales,
Music Theory, Note Reading, Rhythm, Improvisation, and Songwriting Techniques along with any other topic you have an interest in learning.
• Director and Music Instructor for Private and Group Lessons, Harmony, Theory, and Performance Ensembles.
• Teach guitar, bass, clarinet, saxophone, and piano lessons to students of all ages and backgrounds.
• Responsible for group and individual woodwind lessons focusing on overall technique and musicality, including facility, breath, phrasing, dynamics, and articulation.
• Proficiency on recorder, flute, clarinet, soprano, alto, and tenor saxophone, piano, and guitar.
• Teaching of rote songs to establish early tonality and rhythm.
• Instill various rhythmic concepts, including fast, slow, and steady beats enhanced through specific instruments.
• Test each student’s ability to listen and play instruments with other students, a metronome, and to pre-recorded music.
• Impart specialized knowledge of theoretical music learning and instrumental performances through a variety of exercises, activities, and structured practice.
• Develop and author the curriculum used in the Ryan’s Guitars Program.
• Identify, interview, and hire qualified instructors.
• Provide oversight and instruction to the program’s instructors.
• Offer guidance, criticism, and the analysis of student progress and participation in the Project.
• Assisted Mix Engineer to the only Engineer-in-Residence at Avatar Studios.
• Worked with such artists as Roberta Flack, Tal Wilkinson, and Dream Theater.
• Recalled all mix information including the Pro Tools HD setup with a Yamaha DM2000 Console including microphone choice, microphone placement, outboard gear, and patchbay information.
• Maintained the media inventory, equipment, and outboard gear.
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Frankie's knowledge and his ability to teach in a way that's easy to learn make him the greatest.
Frankie has been my piano instructor for several years now. He's always on-time, communicates well, and treats my house with respect (my instructions are at home). He's let me learn at my own pace while challenging me to do things the "correct way." And he doesn't mind the occasional side-discussion on music theory or history.+ Read More
I'm very grateful to have had Frankie as an instructor. He taught me how to be a better musician in addition to teaching me how to play the guitar. I understand so much more about music, composition, playing in ensembles, among other aspects of making music thanks to him. He was always patient with me and found ways to make me excited about playing everyday-even if my assignments were practicing difficult chords or scales. Truly a fantastic musician and leader.+ Read More
I have been learning music from Frankie for a couple years now. He has always been extremely knowledgeable about music. Whether I want to learn guitar scales or learn to write songs, he is always able to help. He is also very supportive, friendly, and interested in your well-being as a person and as a music student.+ Read More
Great teach great musicion really knows how to work with you. Does play the jeprody theme when you are trying to think though
You would be hard pressed to find a teacher as dedicated to his craft and teaching than Frankie. As a beginner he understood the challenges and frustrations of a newbie guitar player. He was always patient and quick to point out progress. He starts with the basics and builds on that knowledge so you know both theory and technique. Every week brings a new challenge to improve, expand and grow. All with Frankie’s wonderful guidance.+ Read More
I've been taking guitar and songwriting lessons with Frankie for over 5 years now, and I'm so glad I found him! Very patient, easy-going and excellent teacher. Lately we've been working on songwriting, and his expertise is top notch. He lets you go at your own pace and cater's to your style. Thanks Frankie!!!+ Read More
Frankie has been very patient with my 9 year old son who is learning the clarinet, My son is enjoying his lessons.
This was an excellent first lesson. Frankie was patient, engaged, knowledgable, and very helpful. He was able to assess my skill level after talking a bit and had a clear plan to help me begin to learn to play the banjo and understand why I am playing what I'm playing. I'm looking forward to practicing and seeing where this all goes.+ Read More
Excellent first lesson
Frankie teaches the perfect mix of fun and serious technique! His care to make sure the student not only learns but understands why and what they are learning has me excited to stick with piano for the long haul! I can't wait to se what future lessons bring! :)+ Read More
Great, knowledgeable teacher. Highly recommend.
He quickly assess my dayghter's level and began immediately teaching her new notes and how to read music.
Great instructor. Explains things clearly. A pleasure taking the lessons each week.