- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
- January 1998
-> 47 years playing guitar (pop, rock, easy listening, blues, show tunes);
-> 45 years acting experience (musicals, tragedy, theatre of the absurd);
-> judge of local, regional & state speech & theatre competitions;
-> lessons structured to meet each individual's needs & interests;
-> taught Shao-Lin Do karate 13.5 yrs. as a certified Black Belt Instructor;
*** Lessons are for acoustic instruments only, amplified or not.
*** Lesson Details ***
GUITAR: Learn to shop for the proper guitar for you, how to string & take care of your instrument, simple & advanced chords, strumming and picking patterns, & more.
ACTING: Learn basic terminology, the audition process, developing character, overcoming performance anxiety, & more.
SINGING: Learn proper vocal warm-ups & breathing techniques, expand your range, work in unfamiliar genre, & more.
*** Studio Equipment ***
-> limited use of studio equipment & set-up, as most students have no need for this;
*** Specialties ***
Instructional Methods: visual & physical demonstration;
Guitar Styles: acoustic strumming & finger picking;
Musical Genres: folk, blues, rock, pop, country, show tunes;
SELF DEFENSE: learn practical measures that can be taken to protect yourself & loved ones while lowering your risk of being prosecuted for assault;
I have experience playing with a roc band while in Grad School (Utopian Herd) - rhythm & lead guitar, back-up vocals;
I accumulated enough points via acting, set work, & publicity to become a member & be inducted into Alpha Psi Omega.
A true triple threat!
Stephen is truly talented when it comes to diving into characters and understanding the process to the point of being able to break it down and help others comprehend it. Musically he is a gifted singer, guitarist and song writer. His knowledge of vocal and instrumental growth and preparedness is very strong and easy to work with. I highly recommend him for music and acting lessons!