Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Guitar, Bass Guitar
A.A.S Contemporary Music from Five Towns College (1984), University of Pittsburgh School of Music (1984), Teachers include Joe Carbone; Bernard Addison; and Don Hales
Rock, Blues, Jazz, Contemporary, Contemporary Worship
35 years performance experience, Rock bands, Blues bands, Jazz combos, Reggae band, Solo guitar projects, Contemporary church music, Joe Carbone, Pete Rogin, Bernard Addison, John Maione, Don Hales, Bill Dutcher
Many years private teaching experience
To tell you a little about myself, I have over 35 years of playing experience. I have played in several rock, rock/blues bands, jazz combos, guitar duos, a reggae band, and several solo guitar projects; as well as teaching out of my home on Saturdays for several years before teaching at Music & Arts in Reynoldsburg. I currently play out at restaurants playing dinner jazz music during the week and contemporary Christian worship music on Sundays at my church as part of the church worship team.
Studying guitar music has been a lifetime passion of mine. The following are a few of the places and people I have associated with in the past: Five Towns College, Long Island, NY, 1984 (AAS in Contemporary Music); University of Pittsburgh School of Music; New York area guitarists Joe Carbone, Pete Rogine, and Bernard Addison; Pittsburgh area guitarist John Maione; and Columbus area guitarists Don Hales and Bill Dutcher. Currently I have been doing an in depth self-study of jazz guitar and recording solo guitar arrangements of jazz standards, classic romance music, and contemporary love songs.
I teach beginners, intermediate and advanced students. I teach music theory, music/sight reading, rhythm, and lead guitar, electric and acoustic guitar, and electric bass guitar. I teach Rock, Blues, Jazz, and several other styles. I provide a lot of the written materials. My primary approach is to teach the student tunes/songs that are easily recognizable, which incorporate a new guitar idea or technique, and which gradually progresses in complexity. After a very short period of time, the student will have a good repertoire of about a dozen songs, at which point, I shift the focus to songs that the student has personally always wanted to learn. I am very patient and flexible in my teaching approach, and I always try to make the experience fun and enjoyable for the student.