Jazz, Blues, Classic R&B
Lone Star Jazz, Two Thirds Quartet
Guitar, Jazz Improvisation, Music Theory
Kenny Burrell, Joe Pass, Freddie King, Grant Green
Being a field engineer and a father of two young daughters can be a challenge, I have to admit. But playing guitar has always given me an escape. A stress relief. When my life (studies, work, family etc) seems to spin a bit, I run to the guitar and express however I'm feeling and it's been this way for as long as I can remember.
Ever since I started teaching and mentoring young adult guitar players I found the same sense of relief. Watching them grow and develop, learn to read musical notation, create their own musical voice, improvise for the first time, experiment with different musical styles...I get a ring-side seat. It's a great couple of hours and I wouldn't trade it for the world.
One warning. I will try to teach you how to read musical notation! I feel this is paramount. I can pretty much sit in on most any gig, recording session, pit orchestra or college course due to my ability to read music well. It's a skill that has to be developed and leads to higher math, reading, and science scores for children...but all students can benefit from learning this skill. I promise. It's not that difficult and I do my best to make it fun!