- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I teach music as a language with four main components; melody, harmony, rhythm and dynamics. Lessons emphasize ear training and guitar technique, pushing students to develop a personal relationship to their instrument and understand how to best utilize its strengths, both as a solo instrument and in a group settings.
- Teaches students:
- and Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
- February 2005
From beginners to intermediate and advanced students, lessons cover a wide range of topics including - ear training, left and right hand technique for both flat-picking and finger style playing, basic to more advanced music theory, sight reading, rhythm and lead playing, and more.
Former touring guitarist and songwriter with Bay Area based Americana trio Quiles & Cloud, signed to Compass Records Group; a Nashville based roots music label with over 25 years in the industry.
With nearly 2 decades performance experience and over 12 years teaching private lessons, Rory provides musical instruction tailored to individual skill sets and goals.
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Freelance musician working throughout CA with dozens of projects in a wide range of musical styles, from jazz to folk, rock n' roll, hip hop, funk, and reggae. Hired musician for live performance, and recorded music.
Lead guitarist, singer and songwriter with touring Americana trio Quiles & Cloud, signed to Compass Records Group out of Nashville, TN.
Electric guitarist for a rock n' roll tap dance production called "Caution: Men at Work Tap" which toured China from Dec 2010 to Feb 2011.
Full-time Guitar instructor at Virtuo Music, formerly The Music Learning Center, in Brea, CA.
Rory is an awesome guitar teacher! He is kind, patient, talented, and is great about tailoring the lesson to what you want. Highly recommended.