- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
SPECIAL: For new students, the first two lessons are for the price of one! RATES: 60-min: $90 per single lesson / $340 per month of weekly lessons 45-min: $75 per single lesson / $285 per month of weekly lessons 30-min: $60 per single lesson / $220 per month of weekly lessons The above discounted monthly rate applies to other appointment frequencies (bi-weekly, monthly, flexible book-as-you-go, etc.)
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
FORMAL EDUCATION: (2016) Masters of Music: Purchase College State University of New York. Jazz Studies with Vic Juris, John Abercrombie, Timothy Albright, and Jon Faddis. Recipient of Jazz Department's 'Graduate Award' and the 'E&E Merit Scholarship' for all semesters. (2012) Honors Year, Bachelor of Music Performance: Victorian College of Arts University of Melbourne Improvisation Stream. Individual study with Marc Hannaford. 'First Class Honors' result for thesis 'Toward a Technique for the Performance or Two-Part Polyrhythms on Electric Guitar.' (2011) Bachelor of Music: Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University Advance Performance Major. Individual study with John Rodgers, James Sherlock, and Steve Newcomb. TEACHING EXPERIENCE IN NEW YORK (2016-2023) NYC Guitar School Individual and group guitar and bass guitar lessons to students of all ages at Upper East Side and Brooklyn locations. Adjudicator of graduation submissions. Ensemble coach for theory, songwriting, and beat-making workshops, for the adult and kids/teens rock band programs and group instructor for after-school classes at PS87 and The School at Columbia University. (2019-Present) Midori Foundation Group Instruction for an after-school program at NYC public schools. Groups consisting of 20+ kids in grades 2 to 5 for PS314M and grades 6 to 8 for MS324. (2013) Gymboree Play & Learn Early childhood (6 months to 5 years of age) classes in Music, Art, School Skills, Sports, and Play & Learn. Lessons of up to 15 children with their accompanying parent/nanny in each class. Others: (2014-2016) Harrison School of Music, (2015-2016) Douglaston Music School. IN AUSTRALIA (2020) Sessional work at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University (Brisbane) Performance and workshop for the Bachelor of Music students in the Jazz department. (2021-2022) Our Lady of Lourdes Primary School (Brisbane) (2012-2013) Beaumaris North Primary School (Melbourne) Individual and group guitar lessons to students age 5 to 12. Assistance in the running of both school's concerts and events. (2009-2011) Saint Laurence’s College (Brisbane) Individual and group lessons for students from grades 5-12 based on classical guitar pedagogy. Individual and group lessons. Assistance in running the Junior Guitar Orchestra (approximately 40 ensemble members), extra-curricular concerts, and music camps/tours.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?
I started performing in the jazz scene in Brisbane, Australia, at age 13. I was also starting to give guitar lessons at that same period to fellow school students and their siblings during lunch breaks and before/after class. Since then, I have taught in numerous schools, studios, and privately in Australia and New York, as outlined below!