“I help each student learn the music they are most excited about”
Voice and guitar coordination • Custom music transcriptions
Music arranging • Rhythm training • Music theory • Guitar solo training
Lessons are student-centered and hands-on. I play and sing with students from the first day so they develop rhythm and confidence. I value building a repertoire of songs that can be performed with competence, even if the songs are simple. Each lesson is essentially a performance for a two-person band—the student and myself!
The more I teach, the more I learn about breaking music down and putting it back together. I help students master the individual elements of guitar and then bring those elements together with the right feel and attitude.
I often hear people say they always wanted to play guitar, but they think it’s too late. It’s never too late! I have worked with students from age 8 to 80. Whether strumming chords for the Beatles’ Love Me Do, playing a dazzling Eric Clapton solo, or learning Taylor Swift’s latest hit, playing music gives us the feeling of poise, mastery, and satisfaction—at any age.