Want to have fun learning and playing guitar? I would love to help you do just that! I specialize in teaching beginners and intermediate guitar in all forms of rock plus pop, blues, and alternative.
I teach a proven method in allowing students to find a love of playing music that keeps them engaged in the process of learning over the years. Students should be shown how to bring their own personal style and creative expression to their performance. They should also be able to adapt and customize songs in a manner that keeps the songs recognizable and enjoyable, but produces a performance that is uniquely their own. This is a method that I strongly believe in.
Depending on the student's ability and willingness to learn, they can be up an playing songs within a short time, all while learning the correct techniques, chords, notes, scales, etc.
I have been playing guitar for over 35 years and have been in bands with numerous styles from rock to pop to metal to gospel. I have 15 years of teaching experience. I currently play in a local Rush tribute band: Animation – A Tribute to Rush. You might also find me somewhere on a Sunday morning playing for a local church.
Lead guitarist for the long running, Chicago area, Rush tribute band Animation.
Among the many artistic duties, I was responsible for the development and growth of artists at all levels, all instruments. Wrote charts for many of the songs that were used. Led the bands. Overseen auditions for all instruments, including vocals.
Taught guitar to beginners and intermediate students
Guitarist/Vocalist/Songwriter for Water 2 Wine, local Christian rock band. Several songs played on local radio from our album, All Lines Open.