Gift Certificates Available. SHOP NOW!
MM, Temple University, Jazz Performance
BA, Carnegie Mellon University, Jazz Performance
2004 - Runner Up Howard Gendell Scholarship
I grew up in Glenside moved to Pittsburgh for school and came back because I love it here...I've been playing for 25 years and have a smorgasbord of influences from Zeppelin to the Beatles to Phish to Radiohead to the dirty projectors to Jay Z to Kurt Rosenwinkel & John Scofield. I’m passionate about all styles of music but specifically jazz & blues. I’ve spent many years and many students honing my approach and am excited to share my methods with you. I also find that your favorite music is the fastest way to get you hooked so your favorite song is a great place to start!
I have been composing and working with original bands for some 20 years and play regularly in the city and up and down the east coast. I have also been teaching for the past Seventeen years all over the Philadelphia area. I’ve worked for several companies and have also worked primarily for myself operating a small studio out of my house and traveling to students. I have a masters in jazz performance from Temple University and a bachelors in jazz studies from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
i teach from a method I derived myself from years of learning both in and out of school. I think teaching music is both aural as well as visual and encourage students to listen to music a lot. most of all i feel that music is fun and the students should enjoy learning so i incorporate their favorite artists and favorite songs into our studies. for serious students I love theory and love sharing what I've discovered over the years. From Bach to Beethoven, Paul McCartney to Billy Joel, all great composers should be studied.
I'm a very laid back guy but I take my playing seriously. music is my life and there's nothing I enjoy sharing and expressing more. I learned to love playing guitar when I was 12 from the coolest guitar teacher ever. he had a vibe that i gravitated toward and encouraged me in just the right ways to get me believing in myself. I try to encourage my students the same way. music should be fun above all and sculpt my lessons to each students individual needs so that they are better equipped to succeed.
Select all the days/times the student would be available to start lessons. Selecting "3pm - 7pm" means the student can start as early as 3pm or start as late as 7pm. It is important that you select as many days and the widest window of start times for each day as possible. That will help us make a match with one of our teachers.Ok
Are you sure that's your only availability? The more availability you easier it will be to arrange a teacher for you.