About Me

Music has been an incredibly important part of my life for a long time now.  I have had the privilege of working with incredible teachers during my time as a musician.  From time to time I still take private guitar lessons!  I started playing guitar in Los Angeles and moved to Seattle for further music education in 2004.

While in Seattle I began to study Classical guitar which completely transformed my playing and developed my abilities as a musician.  I found that the technique and musicality required of a classical guitarist translates into any style of music. Since my studies at the University of Washington I have moved back to my first love which is Blues and Rock music.  I am currently working to improve my improvisation, songwriting and fretboard theory knowledge.  I also perform with a Rock N’ Roll band here in Seattle

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My guitar lessons are designed to show my students how to play the guitar from the ground up.  I want to give you the tools necessary to explore any genre of music.  As a guitar teacher I try to bring out the music that is already within each of my students.  Learning music is a process, you always have as far to go as the day you started.  Once you realize this the true enjoyment begins.

I love the personal student/teacher relationships that I get to develop with each of my guitar students. Because I teach such a range of different people I get to teach a wide variety of lessons.

Teaching kids is a blast and I make sure the lessons are all about having fun and discovering music! Adults usually have an idea of what they want to learn so I work on pushing them to find their goals as guitarists.  Other students are open to anything and because of my background in many styles of music I can keep them interested with a variety of different lesson plans.

I am always excited to start with new students because I get to discover more music through them. Everyone has something to offer musically.  Helping students discover that is my favorite part of the job!

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