I have performed professionally on stage and in the studio for over 20 years. I studied music with a double major in guitar and bass guitar. I also play flute and keyboards. I began my musical training at 10 years old learning how to play guitar. I have a deep love for music and began to teach what I know to others and found that teaching music is very rewarding. I like to help others discover the joy that comes from learning and playing a musical instrument.
I am great with young students just starting out and make sure that learning their instrument is a fun experience. With teenagers and adults, I not only teach guitar methods, but also the basic principles required to "jam" with other musicians. I also work with bands and ensembles teaching basic performance techniques required to perform live.
I can teach folk, rock, country, blues and jazz methods. I also teach my students how music is constructed so the student can understand how a chord is built or a guitar lead is developed. I teach basic music theory, songwriting and composing, which is very important for the serious guitar student.
*** Lesson Details ***
Learn guitar in a relaxed atmosphere with an emphasis on music. I will customize your lessons to fit your style of guitar. No boring lessons we have fun and learn to jam as well as play established songs.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Guitars, Bass guitars, amps and recording equipment. Just bring your instrument and be ready to play
*** Travel Equipment ***
Small practice amps if needed, music stand and of course a guitar
*** Specialties ***
Music, guitar, bass
folk, country, rock and basic guitar fundamentals
Studio and live performance musician
Marty is an absolutely great teacher. He is very patient and encouraging. You learn plenty but it does not feel like a chore. He makes you want to play and practice the guitar.
Martone is wonderful. He is informative, patient, and encouraging. My daughter loves going to her lessons.