Bachelor's in Music University of Massachusetts Lowell
I am a passionate multi instrumentalist who has played in many musical groups throughout my 29 years. I grew up in a musical house hold where all styles of music were played. I play the Guitar, banjo, piano, bass, and drums. I have a degree in music and a real passion for teaching musicians of all levels. The Guitar style that i mostly teach is a Jazz/Folk chords and melodies. The Banjo style I teach is the Clawhammer style from the Appalachian mountains. I look forward to helping you develop your own musical style.
I have been teaching music since high school. I have a real organized approach to teaching that makes it easy to understand techniques and theory. I have played in many groups of all styles. The musical styles of these groups range from rock, folk, country, zydeco and blues. I have a Bachelor's degree in music from University of Massachusetts Lowell. While studying there I focused on producing and performing on recordings. I look forward to helping you learn your instrument in an organized way that will make sense for you.
My method is to teach in a way where the student can develop their own style while learning the basics of theory and technique. Depending on the skill level the student is currently comfortable with will determine where we will start. I like to make sure my students understand the first position of the instrument before moving on. We will learn this position by playing songs and developing a unique playing style for the student. From there we will move up the instrument learning about chord progressions and how they are arranged on the instrument.
All of my lessons are designed to develop technique in an way thats easy to learn and understand. I perfer to make sure the student has an understanding of the first position of the instrument before moving on. We will learn the first position in a way that will allow the student to have fun and develop their own playing style. Next we will move up the instrument learning about theory and chordal harmony. This is important so the student can have the vocabulary on the instrument to translate their thoughts into music.