- Classical Guitar
- Electric Bass
- Electric Guitar
- Music Appreciation
- Music History
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
With over 25 years of teaching experience, my confidence in my abilities has grown steadily. When working with beginners, especially children, my focus is on making every lesson enjoyable and engaging to nurture a genuine passion for the instrument. I want my students to eagerly anticipate each lesson. For more advanced and older students, I maintain an open mindset, carefully listening to their goals and aspirations. Teaching transcends mere knowledge transfer; it's about inspiring.
Maintaining professionalism is equally paramount to me. Punctuality, a professional appearance, and preparedness are matters of pride for me. Establishing a strong rapport with both the student and their parents is also an essential aspect of my teaching approach.
My education in music began at the age of 13 with my first private guitar teacher. At 16 I began to work as a student-teacher. My mentor encouraged my love for music and guided me through a 2-year guitar pedagogy course that had me teach several students per week while also achieving a Grade 5 level in classical guitar. After high school, I attended Malaspina University College to study Jazz music. After 3 years at Malaspina, I was offered a teaching position at the Powell River Academy of Music where I taught for 10 years before moving to Montreal in 2009.
I have a wide stylistic knowledge and a level of experience that sets me apart from most guitar teachers. At the busiest time of my career, I had between 50 -60 students and sustained that number for several years. My involvement in community choirs has made me a competent vocalist. I record and produce albums, perform live, and have toured and I am also able to repair and maintain my instruments.
30 Minutes: $39.00
45 Minutes: $49.00
60 Minutes: $59.00
There is a one-time registration fee of 25 $ charged with the first lessons. All Taxes are included in prices, if applicable
NOTE: Your Credit card will be charged ONLY when the first lesson is set up and confirmed with the teacher