- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
- April 1973
As a lifelong professional musician, I have always provided private lessons throughout my career. As others have helped me,I also realize the importance of helping others to develop musically.
I realize every student has different goals and aspirations and I'm able to provide those needs, whether it's the basic tools that every young musician needs to possess or a more intensive strategy to get over a hurdle and move to the next level of achievement. I am adept at directing individuals of all ages to apply their talents and bring out their best. But, probably most important of these, is developing a joy for music itself, all the while learning and gaining skills.
I am a founding member of "Big Twist & The Mellow Fellows", a popular group that recorded frequently with several major independent blues labels and also toured extensively in the US, and Europe, primarily during the 80's and 90's.
I am a college graduate with a Bachelors of Music degree in music education, and, certainly a joy, as I continue to work today primarily focused in helping young students who are beginning their music careers within the school band and orchestra system.
*** Lesson Details ***
Students walk out of a lesson and tell me they can't wait to try out what they have just learned. The lesson time is a stress free zone because I have respect for my students and treat them with the same measure of attention and patience they deserve. The ability to listen, truly listen to the student may be the most important component of any lesson.
*** Travel Equipment ***
I have all the woodwinds available, saxophone, and clarinet.
Acoustic and electric guitars and amps.
I have a professional Yamaha CLP-240 piano in my home and is set up and ready for lessons.
*** Specialties ***
All styles, but primarily rhythm & blues, blues, and jazz