Private Music Teacher / Professional Musician:
I have spent my entire life performing, writing, recording, and teaching music...and traveled around the world for over 20 years as a touring professional musician and vocalist.
I teach drums, bass, guitar, trombone, and music theory.
I write and publish my own method books for my lessons. It’s not that we necessarily follow them verbatim, but it gives us a path and reference material.
The main objectives are:
1. Basic knowledge and good habits (physically, and study wise).
2. Learn songs, scales, chords, techniques.
3. Follow each individuals dream, goal, inspiration.
The best compliment that parents give me is how much their kids are enjoying their lessons, and how much progress they are making.
No matter how many times I hear that, it makes my day every time !!!
Follow my 3 level drum method (called Drumology) to achieve your dream of being a great drummer. We start from the very beginning, and go through a very methodical, fun, and practical approach.
You’ll learn reading, technique, learning songs, and drum solos !!!!
GUITAR (acoustic & electric):
From the very first lesson the focus is on “how much pressure do you actually need to play this note” (answer: not as much as you thought).
It’s all about good, relaxed technique.
From there we learn songs, chords, scales, solos, and again we follow the desire of each individual.
With my method you never “play ‘till your fingers bleed”, quite the opposite. In our case “easy does it” is the key to success !!
My bass method focuses on relaxed technique, groove, and locking in with the drummer. We cover basic notes, then move on to scales, arpeggios, common “walking bass lines”, slap & pop styles, and of course playing lots of different songs.
The trombone has been a part of my life from the 6th grade and on !
We’ll start by getting a good tone, and then move right into playing simple fun melodies and “chop builders”. As we develop your stamina we’ll keep adding more and more notes, and thus more and more songs.
You’ll learn to read notes, play by ear, and improvise !!!