Lesson Information

I’ve been teaching almost as long as I’ve been playing. I focus on mandolin, guitar, and bass primarily though I can do some beginner classes for other instruments.

My philosophy in teaching is lessons should be focused on both immediate gains as well as long term general musicianship techniques and skills.  

I usually ask new students to essentially to find 5 artists you would want to play like and 5 songs you want to learn at varying degrees of difficulty (i.e. some you can likely play immediately others that you need to work on). The goal is to get you playing as quickly as possible in the style that you want.
I teach music theory and arrangements through the songs you choose. We’ll break the songs down to their basics and rebuild them focusing on why certain chords, notes, and rhythms are used in the song.

Lessons fees are typically

  • $55 / hour for in-home lessons (your place)
  • $45 / hour for in-studio lessons (my place)
  • $40 / hour for Skype lessons (any place good video required)

  • Being someone that firmly believes music should be available for all, I am willing to work on a sliding scale for those that are cash strapped. Get in touch with me for more details.