Introduction: ** I INSTRUCT ONLY OVER THE INTERNET, via Skype or Zoom.**
I'm a professional teacher/multi-instrumentalist musician living near Los Angeles, California.
I teach beginning to advanced guitar, beginning to late intermediate piano/bass/ukulele, and beginning to late intermediate mandolin.
For "1 Minute Lesson" YouTube links, check the Photos/Videos section at the end of this Introduction!
I've been playing guitar for over 25 years, piano for 20 years, and ukulele/bass/mandolin for 10 years.
I have a music degree from California State Fullerton University, Fullerton, CA.
I'm endorsed by the Gretsch Guitar Company, and I have played with/opened shows for many famous artists- such as the legendary music icon Prince, Chuck Berry, Joe Strummer of The Clash, Reverend Horton Heat, and Dwight Yoakum.
I specialize in blues guitar.
I also specialize in pop piano, with some jazz/blues & classical mixed in.
For all other instruments I am very well versed in blues, rock, pop, alternative, rockabilly, folk, a bit of jazz/country/bluegrass.
Whatever you want to learn, I can make it happen for you!!
I am a very patient teacher, and know how to get you playing your favorite songs quickly & easily! My lessons are customized to you- so if you'd like to get better at soloing/improvising, learn music theory, how to read music, or just play that favorite song or instrument you've always wanted to, I can get you there quick.
For beginning students I can help get your familiar with your instrument, learn basic chords/music theory, beginning scales, reading music (if that's your preference), how to efficiently practice to produce results, tricks to get you playing quicker, & learning your favorite songs by the 2nd lesson!
For intermediate students I go over more sophisticated chord shapes, more in-depth music theory, playing arpeggios & learning to improvise, chord inversions (don't worry if you don't know what that is, I'll explain!), learning more complex songs of your choosing.
For my advanced students I help you with voice leading, better chord shapes, improving your soloing/improvisation skills/phrasing, more complicated scales & songs of your choosing.
I do Skype lessons over the internet. I give 30 minute, 45 minute & 1 hour lessons.
Contact me for available hours, & let's get you off to where you want to go!