- Classical Guitar
- Electric Guitar
- Ear Training
- Music Theory (Advanced)
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
Music has helped me to communicate more fully with the people around me, and has given me an increased sense of well-being and purpose throughout my life. I believe, first and foremost, in the emotional power of music, and I try to retain the awe that music inspires even during lessons when I am working with students on a particular technique or exercise. I believe that all music can be broken down into parts that any student can play, and I try my best to provide students with a complete, well-rounded musical education using the songs or pieces that mean something to them, so that they get to experience the joy of creating their own music. To that end, I try to encourage a comfort with improvisation in all students, so that they can find meaningful work through all the stages of learning an instrument.
I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honors in Music from the State University of New York at Oswego, where I studied classical and jazz guitar.
I have played in a variety of professional capacities, including as a solo singer-songwriter, as a member of various jazz, pop, and rock bands, as a classical guitar soloist with an orchestra, as a member of a pit orchestra for multiple theater productions, and as an improviser utilizing live looping technology.
I was the recipient of the SUNY Chancellor's Award from the SUNY system in 2012 for my senior thesis: a symphony in four movements, for the four main ensembles of the college.
I was the winner of the Singer-Songwriter Showdown at the Square Room in Knoxville, TN, USA in 2014.
I was the Emerging Artist Showcase winner at the Susquehanna Folk Festival in 2020.
I have independently released several albums online of all original material. I have spent a good deal of time recording at home and creating orchestrations for songs I've written. I have created many arrangements of popular songs, at all levels of difficulty, for students to play in recitals and concerts. I have studied orchestration and music theory, and have written several pieces for various ensembles, including a symphony for four ensembles that was performed in 2011. I have also independently studied solo acoustic blues guitar extensively, and have mastered many thumb-picking and slide guitar styles. Finally, I have performed as an improvisor at various events since 2008 using live looping technology.
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