Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Rock, Jazz, Blues, Pop
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass Guitar
Rock, Jazz, Blues, Alternative, 90's Rock
Guitar, Bass Guitar
Radiohead, Mastodon, The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Rush, Smashing Pumpkins, Nine Inch Nails, Led Zeppelin
Musician's Institute GIT program, Teaching Certification, BA in Education from Cal State Dominguez Hills
15 years of private teaching experience.
Over 10 Years Experience in Los Angeles, Performed with Jude Crossen and Robin
I have over fifteen years of experience in music performance, both in studio and live shows, and have played with various groups and ensembles in St. Louis, Los Angeles, and Hollywood. I am passionate in my belief that anyone can learn how to play and write music.
I believe in tailoring my lessons to fit the students individual needs and wants. In addition to this, I strive to maintain quality instruction that helps the student meet his or her personal goals. Passing along the love and knowledge of music, performing, and playing an instrument is a high priority within my lessons!
I recommend method books by Mel Bay or Hal Leonard, and I also like to use flash cards to aid in music theory and notation instruction. I like to work with students on chord progressions and scales, and I specialize in teaching guitar solo improvisation. Because of this, I also recomend Hal Leonard Chord and Scale Finders.
My favorite instrument brands are: Fender, ESP, Gibson, and Epiphone, and my guitar of choice is a Gibson Cherry SG.