I am a professional jazz guitarist, singer-songwriter and teacher. I've been teaching music to students of all ages privately and in groups since 1998. After graduating from William Paterson University with a Bachelors Degree in Jazz Performance I spent 10 years in New York City working as a freelance musician and operating my own guitar studio. Since that time I have also been affiliated with several teaching studios, private schools, public schools and international schools. With a comprehensive background in Jazz, Classical and Rock guitar as well as electric bass, piano, music theory and voice; I am uniquely qualified to teach students of all ages and levels. I pride myself on being an organized and patient teacher who puts the needs of his students first.
Created and taught a music curriculum including guitar and hand drums. This was a volunteer program for refugee children in Athens. I raised money to purchase instruments for the school and am still involved in keeping the program running.
Taught Guitar and Bass lessons as part of the after school music program at Franklin High School.
Taught "Guitar Accompaniment for Singers" classes and private lessons.
Taught guitar classes to students ages 6-13
Taught Rock, Jazz and Classical Guitar as well as Electric Bass.
Taught Music to special needs students. Included guitar, piano, percussion and music appreciation.