I have played guitar professionally as well as taught guitar to over 80 students at a music store. I can teach multiple styles, including rock, fingerpicking and r&b. I like to teach students to approach the guitar from a music theory point of view as well as relying on by-ear technique. I can teach basic HTML and CSS, as well as jQuery and PHP, as they relate to dynamic web sites. I utilize Drupal as a CMS, but can also work with Wordpress, Bootstrap, SugarCRM, 960-gs and other framework... [more]
I studied music theory, composition, performance and arranging at several colleges in California. I have written, arranged and recorded pieces for film, television, industrial videos and live performance.
I studied classical and jazz guitar at college in Oakland at Laney College and in Mountain View at Foothill College. I have played guitar professionally in bands, and have done some recording as well. I taught guitar at a music store in Mountain View, California.
I have created several websites for my own businesses, as well as a web site for a store in upstate New York. I work with Drupal php framework, as well as Wordpress, SugarCRM, Frontaccount, Magento and PhpMailer. I am fairly well-versed at HTML, CSS, jQuery, PHP and MySql.
I have worked with and installed Fedora, Ubuntu, Linux Mint and OpenSuse linux operating systems. I am familiar with setting up and using these operating systems, including installing and provision software, setting up wlan and lan networks, and solving setup problems. I can work from the graphical user interface and also from the command line. I have used Linux as the operating system for my businesses exclusively for the last 8 years.
My father is an entrepreneur, and from an early age I have watched and absorbed his knack for making a big impact with not a lot of resources. His key to getting this done: creative marketing! In my own business experience (professional musician, restaurant manager, wine and spirits professional) the only way to differentiate is by using marketing as a tool to create a receptive ear before you start your pitch. I can teach how to put together a great marketing plan for any idea.
I am an experienced Windows operating system user. I currently have Windows 7 on my laptop and desktop, and have used Windows on all of my personal and business computers for the past 15+ years. I can use the command line, start and stop processes, and run defrag, error-checking and backup utilities, as well as set desktop and other preferences. I am a patient instructor with computers, as I help my mother who lives in California remotely work with her first laptop by using teamviewer.
I studied music composition and arranging in college in California at Laney College in Oakland and Foothill College in Mountain View. I have played in professional bands of all kinds, and have been involved in recording and music production both with these bands and independently. I have owned recording equipment and had my own project studio since the 1980's, and have worked both with my own music and outside projects.