I am an experienced music instructor specializing in pick- and finger-style guitar, songwriting, and lyric writing lessons for over 15 years. Ph.D., M.A. (Indiana University), B.M. (Berklee College of Music).
Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Bluegrass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Country Guitar, Electric Bass, Fingerstyle Guitar, Folk Guitar, Guitar, Jazz Guitar, Music Theory, Rock Guitar, and Songwriting
Instructor's Location, Student's Home, and Online
Children, Teens, Adults, and Seniors
I have worked with students of all ages (4 years and up) and skill levels. I pride myself on thoroughly exploring all aspects of each exercise or song that I present to my students, highlighting the most important elements and takeaway points. Through a combination of playing songs, music theory, and personally tailored exercises to fit your needs, we will help you cultivate your instrumental "voice" and playing style.
I have been a private instructor in Boston, MA (2 years), Bloomington, IN (3 years), Nashville, TN (3 years), and Cleveland, OH (7 years) as I moved around for college and graduate school. In Boston, I taught with Page Music Lessons. In Bloomington, I taught for Rewind Music. In both Nashville and Cleveland I was an independent teacher. I have also taught undergraduate courses on music and culture at Indiana University.
I currently reside in Nashville, TN. I perform in the city and around North America with various musical groups. I am also a songwriter associated with Terrorbird Media based in Los Angeles and New York City.