Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Jazz, Blues, Rock, Classical, Acoustic
Jazz, Blues, Rock, Classical, Instrumental, Composition, Song Writing, Improvisation
Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele
Bachelor of Music - Towson University, Master of Jazz Performance (guitar) - University of Maryland
I want to give people the gift of music so they can express themselves artfully and flex their creative muscles. I believe that everyone is inherently musical and that all people no matter their age or circumstance can achieve basic music competence - that is, they can learn to sing/play in tune and accurately to a beat. I also believe that learning music is a valuable and engaging way to spend your time. Music learning supports all learning and those with a music-rich experience have a better understanding of themselves.
Each student receives individualized instruction and a chance to use their developing skills in a recital environment. I focus on the fundamentals needed to achieve great technique on the instrument and also on teaching students songs/riffs they enjoy from popular music. I want students to come to lessons excited and open to learning and I believe the teacher is ultimately responsible for igniting their passion for music.