- Classical Guitar
- Electric Bass
- Electric Guitar
- Ear Training
- Jazz Improvation
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
I believe a musical background improves one’s performance in all aspects of life. My teaching tends to encourage curiosity and experimentation, as I believe that creativity and enjoyment are the most important elements in cultivating a lifelong passion for music.
I have a bachelor’s degree in Jazz Studies from Vancouver Island University, where I also studied classical theory and composition.
I’ve been playing guitar for 24 years, originally taking lessons from a classically-trained teacher who had also made a living as a rock ‘n’ roll musician in Liverpool in the 1960s. My teacher instilled in me the importance of exploring a diversity of styles while honing my skills on guitar and bass.
Dean’s List, VIU 2021;
President’s Continuing Scholarship Award, VIU 2019
I love playing music of all genres. In my 20s I toured with a punk rock band, while also writing and recording fingerstyle pieces for nylon guitar. I then went on to study and perform jazz music of different styles, emphasizing improvisation. I continue to play rock and metal and folk music. As a teacher I feel my diverse background lends me a sensitivity to my students’ interests and musical ambitions.
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