I have been teaching guitar professionally since 1994. I teach a comprehensive method which encourages students to become self-sufficient musicians, incorporating elements of music theory and reading as well as student-driven repertoire building – with an emphasis on FUN!
Some instructors are happy to take a student’s money week after week just so they can show up and learn the latest lick, without making sure the student gets the proper foundation necessary to take their playing as far as they may want to go in the future. One of my strengths is my ability to present music theory in a very understandable fashion, tailoring my approach to the way each student learns best. I am also very successful at helping aspiring guitarists become good at improvisation.
I have had great success taking motivated students from their very first lesson all the way through to admission to prestigious music programs such as Berklee College of Music and the University of Miami. I fully understand that each student has their own interests, their own best way of learning, and individual aspirations for the future. Keeping this in mind I can ensure that a student gets the most out of their studies while keeping their interest at a maximum level, whether the goal is music school or just to have fun.
Recognizing that adult students have busy lives I offer very flexible scheduling and am happy to adjust the scope of our sessions accordingly.
I welcome students of all ages and abilities and can teach the following genres and skills:
• Rock / Pop
• Music Theory
• Sight Reading
• Ear Training
I would be absolutely delighted to talk more with you to schedule an introductory lesson at a reduced rate! Please call 203.501.8874 for more information – references available upon request. Forms of payment accepted include cash, check, PayPal, and major credit cards.
Here are some helpful links to some starter guitar packages and method books. I would be happy to assist you with the process of purchasing an instrument at no extra charge. For the younger set – 7, 8 and 9 year olds there is one 3/4 size guitar which I get behind 100% and that is the Yamaha JR-1. I believe it delivers the best sound for the money when compared to other similarly priced 3/4 size acoustics. I recommend it to many new students!
Need a guitar tuner? If you aren’t sure, assume you DO! Believe me, practicing is more fun when we are in tune!