"Real World Lessons for Real World Applications"
Guitar Lessons - Music Theory - Songwriting
Improvisation for Classical Musicians a specialty.
Lessons taught by a former member of the Berklee College of Music Faculty. At Berklee, I taught private lessons in guitar and classes in arranging, harmony, ear training and guitar ensembles.
I teach Music Fundamentals and I make sure we build a foundation upon which you can absorb advanced theory that can be adapted to any instrument or studies in composition.
I specialize in Guitar genres that include Jazz, Blues, Rock, Folk and Pop. All levels welcomed - Beginning, Intermediate and Advanced Students. I am also known for helping Singer/Songwriters to accompany themselves and how to use the guitar to spark more creativity in their songwriting. I have great success in teaching classical string players improvisational techniques as well as equip Rock, Blues & Jazz Guitarists to "lock into the groove" when comping and playing solid rhythm guitar with a band.
I custom design a personalized learning course for you based on your skill level, musical interests and goals.
Prices by the lesson or discount for a series.
Flexible Hours - days, evenings, weekends to fit your schedule - In-person or Live Online.
A little bit about myself.
I am a Professional Musician, Vocalist and Music/Guitar/Bass/Ukulele/Songwriting/Composition Teacher in Los Angeles and a graduate and former Faculty member of Berklee College of Music.
I enjoy teaching students of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels.
From my years of being a professional guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and composer, I bring an extensive and unique skill set "to the table" as well as a love of teaching. I’ve been immersed in popular music since the day I first picked up the guitar and I utilize the same comprehensive repertoire (ranging from the Beatles and Chuck Berry to Bruno Mars and Lady Gaga) that I perform live with my bands, together with Standards and the “American Songbook” to teach basic and advanced music technique and theory to my students.
As a guitarist, vocalist and bandleader, I have special skills in helping students with, not only the technique of playing their instruments, but also finding the joy in playing well together as a unit. I have great success in bringing our the best in individual instrumentalists and vocalists, both for live performance and in the studio. I also teach Songwriting from the basics to mentoring advanced students to become better melody and lyric writers.