- Teaches students:
- Ages 10+
- Teaching since:
I often find myself saying that music is the key to the universe. It is a medium in which all humans, regardless of language or culture are able to connect. It is because of this that I love sharing the knowledge that I have gained from nearly two decades of playing guitar.
I am a Los Angeles based session musician, and private instructor. I currently have a few students, and am looking to grow and take on a few more. My curriculum revolves around:
1) Understanding the basics of theory, and showcasing how those basics are applied in songs (specifically bands and artists that you regularly listen to).
2) Proper technique
3) Some fun and fancy tricks!
My goal is to make sure each lesson is clear so that you may fully understand and enjoy the benefits therein!
If you would like more information about myself, here is a link to my personal website. There can be found a full biography, bands I have worked with, examples of my playing, and current news. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!
May the rest of your day be fun, and productive!
Private guitar instruction.
Touring - United States, Canada
Studio recording session.
Touring - United States, Canada, Europe
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JD is a strategic thinker with veteran guitar playing experience, well versed in helping beginning students like me focus on correct technique and methods out of the gate. This is critical! In 6 short months, I can now play multiple Rock&Roll riffs with technical proficiency, although still getting up to tempo, Sweet Child, TNT, Crazy Train. A piano player who struggled mightily at first at reading guitar score, JD helped me to retrain my brain, learning scales and modes. As a direct result, I was able to take the piano score to Cinderella's "Nobody's Fool" and translate it tp guitar score! This slower tempo piece, I am able to play to tempo OOH RAH!+ Read More