My Teaching Philosophy

For beginners, I like to teach by ear through the music. Rather than drill fundamentals -and risk boring students, I prefer them to learn those fundamentals as they appear in songs. Learn to play songs that you love.

For intermediate students, I focus on practice techniques and technical skills that will allow you to play more advanced material as well as music and chord theory.. Learn the nuts and bolts of songwriting, improvisation, and chords.

For advanced students, I try to treat our relationship as a collaboration. I am here to guide you and provide you with the tools to explore and understand music on your own terms.

For All
I include technique, theory, practice skills, ear training, songwriting, composition, and singing

I strongly suggest that students record all lessons so they can refer to them at any time in the future.

I also have a pro recording studio and record many independent bands and songwriters. As a multi-instrumentalist, I can fill in the blanks.

I am pretty flexible. I will teach out of my studio, but I am also willing to come to you.