Specialties / Genres Taught
Jazz, blues, rock, other styles
Areas of Instruction
Guitar, Bass Guitar
I teach the student how music works on the guitar as a system. I believe if you learn to associate how the guitar or bass is organized musically the student can figure out songs on their own quickly and learn songs from others in a band setting if they desire. I try to give the student a set of tools they can use for their own creative outlets and art, regardless of style. I have been teaching private lessons since 1986, and my studies have been chord melody guitar, harmony, jazz improvisation and bass guitar. I have been performing 100 to 150 times a year since 1991, everything from clubs to large festivals of up to 20,000. I've performed blues, rock, jazz, gospel, funk, country and some pit work on bass. I primarily perfoprm upscale restaurants and casual gigs on guitar. I'm a paitent instructor and feel I explain harmony and chord inversions/progressions particularly well.