I have been teaching music lessons professionally for over a decade and have instructed hundreds of students of all ages, skill levels, and learning styles. I teach guitar, keyboard, and bass. I focus on: learning songs, technique and tone, songwiritng, music theory, ear training, and learning to love playing music! My motto is: music first! It's always most important to be a well rounded musician. A technition on your given instrument is always second in my book. My performance schedule keeps me as a continued student of music, you are never too old to learn!
I have played in the legendary Garfield High School Jazz ensemble and have a bachelors degree in Ethnomusicology from the University of Washington. In addition to my formal music education I have also played countless shows and festivals over the years, and been a part of many recording projects. Current and past bands and artists I have performed and recorded with include: Macklemore, The Blue Scholars, The Seattle Rock Orchestra, Gems, Big World Breaks, The Jefferson Rose Band, and my own trio.
Music lesson information
I offer individual instruction for children as young as 6 (piano) and 8 (guitar/bass) and adults of any age on: guitar, bass, and keyboard. I teach all levels of skill from a very beginner to an advanced musician. Currently I maintain a teaching studio at Thunder Road Guitars in West Seattle on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of every week. Alternatively I can also do in-home lessons for the Seattle area. I offer monthly music lesson packages (one lesson per week) as well as "one-off" music lessons. Please feel free to EMAIL me for rates and available lesson times.