I’m a professional musician with over 30 years of experience and knowledge of all facets of music and guitar instruction. I teach all levels from beginner to advanced students. My patient, thorough approach, and experience teaching a myriad of learning styles and playing levels has allowed me a near 100% success rate among my students. My punctuality, preparation, professionalism, enthusiasm, and dedication are clearly visible in the results of my work and are what sets me apart.
* 35 years professional experience in songwriting for all the major record labels, session, arranging and live performance touring with national and international Grammy winning acts.
* 30+ years experience teaching private guitar lessons and teaching songwriting to beginner, intermediate and advanced levels from children to adults through tried and proven methods with successful results. I teach local guitar lessons throughout Fairfield County, CT at my students’ homes or guitar lessons in Danbury at my studio.
The guitar has been my passion since the age of 8 and I started playing in bands when I was 11 and I have been playing the guitar for a living since I was 18. There is nothing more rewarding for me than to expand someone’s musical and spiritual horizons with sharing my knowledge of the guitar. The guitar is a wonderful instrument as it provides us with a never ending journey of learning.
The video that is attached to my profile is of one of my students that I have been teaching since she was eight years old and soon to get a record contract with a major label playing with me. The video that is attached to my profile is of one of my students that I have been teaching since she was eight years old and soon to get a record contract with a major label playing with me. We worked together to write lyrics and the arrangement for the songs. That is a Comcast television show that we did last year. Many of my photos in my profile are of me and students performing live at local venues.
The satisfaction that I experience through teaching comes in many ways. Changing peoples lives through the magic of music and escorting my students on their journey with learning and exploring the guitar is enriching. Also, I enjoy learning from my students as much as they learn from me through seeing how they conceptualize and sharing their creative insights and not just my famous Grammy winning students, but all of them. It’s also rewarding to see some of my students as beginners become successful artists in the music business.
- I teach all aspects of chord and note formation and articulation via proper hand mechanics
- theory and use of arrangement and soloing (lead guitar) using scales and modes and all elements of songwriting.