Hey, I'd love to talk to you in more detail about lessons and my teaching style, but will give you a brief description here. Rather than have my students buy a book, I custom tailor a book for them based on three things... 1) What it is they want to learn 2) What artists/bands they are interested in 3) What their current skill level happens to be I make all of my own handouts on the same music notation software used in most instructional books. I teach all styles of music to ... [more]
While at college I passed an ear training course. My students/bands consistently ask me to teach them songs I am not familiar with. I look the song up on the internet and, using my ear and music theory, decipher the parts.
I hold a B.M in Jazz and Commercial Music from the University of Denver. While at school, I performed in various ensembles on guitar and bass. I also took vocal lessons and passed a piano proficiency exam.
I hold a B.M in Jazz and Commercial Music with an emphasis in Guitar from the University of Denver Lamont School of music. I have been playing and teaching professionally for the past 7 years.
While my main instrument now is guitar, my first instrument was piano. I believe it is a fantastic first instrument because it is physically much easier to play than other instruments, and the theory is very easy to see on a keyboard. Even though my college degree has an emphasis in guitar, I passed 3 piano classes and a piano proficiency exam.
While attending the University of Denver Lamont School of Music I took voice lessons and was in the Vocal Jazz Ensemble for 3 years. I also sign my own music.
While attending school at the University of Denver's Lamont School of Music I took audio production classes and recorded with various groups in their studio. As a freelancing musician, I now work with artists and songwriters who need recordings of them, or me playing an instrument. I work in Pro Tools and Logic X with a Universal Audio Apollo interface and an arsenal of instruments.