Music became my life when I found a dusty guitar in the storage room at age 10. I owe a lot of really cool experiences to the guitar and so many of them center around learning. Teaching is fun and rewarding, but it is also my way of thanking the great teachers I've had.
-Studied Music Theory/Composition at Metropolitan State College of Denver
-Won a scholarship to the 2001 Summer Guitar Program at Berklee College of Music in Boston
-Frequent substitute at Arapahoe Community College (2004-2005)
-Teacher at St. Mary's Academy Middle School (2008-2013)
-Active member of Onsombley guitar ensemble
-Songwriter, Vocalist, Guitarist in The Penny Dreadfuls
-Creator of "Strum by Strum"
-Takelessons teacher since 2008
*** Lesson Details ***
The best lessons I've ever had were lessons in which I walked away saying "Man, I never KNEW that!" and it's my goal for you have that experience, too. Whether its how to play that chord or write a melody, how to get the best sound out of those stomp boxes, or when genres like shoegazer and post-rock were invented and what they sound like... there's something to be learned in every lesson.
The most important benefit of taking lessons from me is my experience. I started teaching casually as a teenager and have followed every opportunity since. My passion for music has allowed me to teach private lessons (10+ years), middle school guitar class (including a guitar ensemble), and college-level music theory classes. Extensive experience in writing, recording, and performing has only helped that passion to grow. I've developed a method to blend theory with practice every step of the way, and make the journey fun!
*** Studio Equipment ***
Music stand, Guitar picks, Amplifier, 1/4" cable, Footstool, and paper hand-outs provided for Students.
Lounge area, Kitchen area, Restrooms,and Parking provided for Parents
*** Specialties ***
guitar, acoustic guitar, music, songwriting, classical guitar, electric guitar, music theory
-Beginning guitar class, 6-8 grade
-Guitar Ensemble for advanced players