Location: Webster, TX
Instructs: Banjo, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Mandolin, Ukulele
Education: Palm Beach Atlantic College 1971-1974 I studied voice, piano and music theory.
Performances include madrigal, choir and ensemble.
At Palm Beach Community College 1974-1975 I studied jazz harmony, guitar and music theory.
I studied guitar & Bass with Vince Bredice for six years. Bredice is the author of
Book of Guitar Improvisation
' for Mel Bay publications.
I Studied with Joseph Iadone for two years. Iadone was the principle bassist for the Metropolitan Opera of New York City.
Performance Experience: I am currently performing with The Mark May Band.
Copeland Davis, Las Vegas pianist – Electric Bass
Michael Tschudin, (pronounced Shudin) has performed with several major label artists including David Bowie, Tim Curry, John Lee
Hooker, Buddy Guy and Jimmy Buffett – Electric Bass & Guitar
Felix Gomez, Grammy Award winning Jazz Pianist; University of Miami Instructor – Electric Bass
Kevin Cowart, Down Beat Award winning Tenor Sax Player – Guitar, Electric and Upright Bass, Steel Drum
Teaching Experience: I have been teaching students age 7 to 70 for over 40
For beginner students, I teach the fundamentals: technique, note reading, rhythmic interpretation, harmony and the trilogy of music
(scales, chords and arpeggios) For advanced students and professional
musicians, I evaluate technique and teach methods for improvement.
Teaching Philosophy: In my experience, it isn't necessarily the most talented student that is the most successful, but the one who has a consistent practice schedule and who doesn't give up! You can accomplish any goal you want with dedication and perseverance! there is no "can't," only "CAN!"