in a variety of settings and venues with a number of Seattle area musicians.
He became interested in guitar as a teenager, and in his 20's studied
classical guitar. He has become in-demand as a player of Jazz and Brazilian
music and is recognized as an outstanding ensemble player performing
frequently with his band Ambience www.ambiencejazz.com. He is a
member of the Seattle Jazz Guitar Society and teaches privately.
George, grew up in Montana and has resided in the Seattle area for the past
I’m excited to have the opportunity to share with my students the musical
knowledge I have gained over the past several years. My method of
teaching is based on the fundamentals of music. A student can expect to
learn not only the technical aspects of playing the guitar, but also, the skills
needed to move forward with music in general. My goal is to prepare
students to be able to participate in the best musical opportunities
available whether that is developing the skills needed to excel in school or
outside music programs regardless of the instrument, or just learning to
play great songs on the guitar and maybe playing in a band in the future.
Older or more advanced students can expect to learn skills that will help
them move forward as musicians and performers.
1980 – 1983 beginning classical guitar
1993 – 1996 high school jazz band student coach
2008 – 2011 guitar instructor South Seattle Community College
2006 – 2015 private teaching, beginning, intermediate and advanced