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Teaches Guitar, Bass Guitar, Piano, Violin

“Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.”

― Cesar A. Cruz

Interested in taking lessons with Derek

Teaches at:

Hobart College

Current Band(s)/Gig(s)

Yankee Longstraw, Not, Recording and Engineering, Writing/composition

Musical Interests

Theory, experimental, polyrhythms, drone, avant-garde, american primitive, minimalism, holistic approaches, harmony, singer songwriter

Favorite Bands

Elliott Smith, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Sonic Youth, Aphex Twin, Eliane Radigue, Neutral Milk Hotel, Joanna Newsom, John Fahey, A. A. Bondy, Iron and Wine, Radiohead, Sigur Ros, Ali Akbar Khan, Ali Farke Toure, Mississippi John Hurt

Teaching Experience

8 years

Areas of Instruction

Guitar, Bass Guitar, Piano, Violin

Levels Taught


Performance Experience

Gigging, National touring, Classical, Rock, Jazz, Blues, Bluegrass, Experimental

About Derek

Levittown Music & Arts 516-735-3594 LEVITTOWN NY