- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
I am a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from Oceanside NY. With a background deeply rooted in punk and progressive rock, my philosophy is focused on developing the musical acuity and passion of my students.
A drum student since age 6 and a guitarist since age 12, I have spent my life studying both the method of music theory as well as the art of songwriting, and received my Bachelors degree in Music from The City College of NY. By focusing on aural development and comprehension, my curriculum is designed to prepare students for the unique challenges that accompany group performance.
In addition to seeing quick improvements in your raw ability to play your instrument, you will also notice your ear for music rapidly expand. You will learn the make up of what creates a great song.
I currently play guitar in It Came From Space, a Long Island based post/math rock band.
I take both drums and guitar from John and he makes them both so easy! In addition to practicing on each instrument, I get to practice jamming with someone in a band setting. He's gotten me into all sorts of new music too. Hire him!!