What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Of course. I constantly breakdown new styles of music, the latest hits, just to stay abreast of what's going on in the music world.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
My older brothers made a biopic flick about The Who. From there my brother Jeff became one of the "hottest" MTV music video directors of the 80s/90s/00s and I was his assistant for most of that run and so I got to hang on set with the gods and goddesses of rock, punk and R&B music. The experience made me commit to learning guitar.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I get my clients counting the beat, strumming correctly, developing stamina and recognizing that when they commit to learning a song they are conquering fears and becoming the kind of person people want to be around. Sounds kooky I know, but it's true.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I got a 6-yr-old boy happily, confidently playing all the chords to Dancing With Myself. He was amazed, his parents were amazed. It's called the breath through. So, I am most proud of guiding my clients to that awesome place known as the breakthrough.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
My main piece of advice is: FALL IN LOVE with your 10 favorite songs, commit to learning every part of each song; the rhythm guitar parts, the fills, the solos, the breaks, the lyrics. It's only the MOST FUN THING you can do in life, and makes you feel like a warrior and a confident person who has real style.