I've been working with Dennis as a fellow musician all my life. He has a very admirable skill that shows as he performs. He manages to come up with the melodies of a tune and prefers not to hide them with overwhelming amounts of effects, other than a bit of delay in reverb. The melody is his forte; he refuses to lose it because, as he believes, it is the tune. Plus, his transitional chord phrasing, especially in the playing of traditional jazz, causes his work to shine on stage. I've seen as many as a dozen eyes staring at his fingers wondering how he is able to do what he does best, while we are performing at places that include: restaurants and sipping socials from the Don CeSar and other successful businesses. I recommend him highly as a teacher. He truly is one of the best in performance in character. BTW, during his college days he worked in a Jacksonville Beach music shop, where in a matter of a few months he gathered 55 students. Those were the days! Let him teach you, you won't be sorry.