My main goal is to create a comfortable atmosphere in which the student can proceed at his/her own pace while learning to play guitar, bass or drums. Whether one is looking to perform, do studio work, audition, be a songwriter or just wants to learn to play a few songs for their own enjoyment, Im able to create an effective custom program to teach them.
Bachelor of Arts in Classical Performance from
Twenty three years of performing and
Specialty in Rock, Blues, Finger Style, Country,
Folk, Classical, Funk and Punk.
Proficient in theory, reading, composition and
Recording artist for hire and personal projects.
Currently performing in many tri-state clubs.
I believe the most
fundamental place to begin is with theory. Through a creative, relaxed
and patient environment I introduce students to the rudiments of music on 2 simple pages.
Theory helps you to understand
song writing, ear training,and how to build chords and
scales. I try to get you to hear the music so you can improvise
better and also take songs and solos off CD's yourself, therefor becoming
more self reliant to teach yourself in the future. My students
bring in the songs they like and by strengthening their ears and learning
to apply theory points, I show them how they can figure out the song by
ear the exact way it was written and played by the original artist. Therefore
you can play with the CD as if you are a band member. This builds confidence to perform and record in any band at any level. As stated above, I will also customize a program for those interested in learning songs without the theory work so they can use the music to play songs as a nice relaxing past time.