Guitarist, Teacher and Mentor
I am a motivated and passionate teacher. I love being able to share my skills to help students achieve their musical goals. I have been playing guitar for over 20 years, being self-taught, holding a degree in performance as well as having some formal training. I currently work as a music teacher at a day program for adults with disabilities as well as teach guitar lessons. I have worked with all different types of people from all different backgrounds, skill sets, and abilities.
My unique skill set of having self-guided training, formal training and military experience have given me a good well-rounded perspective. My self-motivation and discipline have paved the way for my success as a musician and I love being able to share my life experience with others in a fun way to help others realize similar goals. Success with an instrument is not for the "naturally gifted" but for the person who perseveres and challenges adversity head-on.
I am also a music teacher at an art-centered music program for adults with varying levels of physical and developmental disabilities. We work on elements of music history, theory, and performance which culminate in a thematic bi-monthly performance. I focus on the needs of each person while still maintaining a fun and engaging group class atmosphere through repetition and a consistent schedule.
I teach private lessons and teach people from all different age groups and abilities. I focus on each person's individual goals, music preferences and strengths to ensure success on the instrument. I believe that a classical foundation is necessary to be successful and we can adapt that to whatever you want to learn whether it be rock, jazz, pop, punk, etc. We will focus on material based on a collaboration between you and myself and will be encouraged to play recitals. Most of all we will have fun and through the training, I will provide, ensure that you have a lifetime of enjoyment playing the beautiful instrument that is the guitar.
I can't wait to work with you and you're family!
Success with an instrument is not for the "naturally gifted" but for the person who perseveres and challenges adversity head-on.”