11 years ago, I picked up a guitar
and began my life-long pursuit of music
. This pursuit has led me in a wide variety of directions. Today, I am the worship leader for Living Life Church, a private guitar instructor at Covenant Christian Academy and Creative Guitar Learning, a performing musician, and a freelance producer/film
-composer. Some of my credits and projects are available on my LinkedIn profile.
I have a passion for a wide variety of styles of music. For several years, I was the lead guitarist, singer, and songwriter for multiple independent bands, the most notable being an indie psychedelic band called Tod The Fox. I have led worship for Grace Fellowship UMC, Brazos Pointe Church, Bear Creek Community Church, The Cornerstone college ministry at UTA, and the BSM at UTA in varying capacities. At UTA, I studied Jazz and Classical guitar under acclaimed guitarists Sam Walker and Billy Robertson. Here, I also studied theory, piano
, and music-production extensively. I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Music-Media from UTA.
Lessons with me will vary significantly from student to student. Not only does every student have different goals in mind, they all learn differently as well. I do my best to customize my lessons for each student's goals and needs. A typical guitar, bass, or piano lesson may involve music-reading
, chord studies, technical work, scale practice, and theory.
As a teacher, I consider myself a healthy balance between professional and light-hearted. As much as I want to make efficient use of the lesson-time, my primary goal is for the student to truly understand and enjoy music.
24 hours notice required
I am willing to discuss group discounts depending on the amount/age of the students involved. Also, I can teach 45 minute lessons for $45, and 30 minute lessons for $30.
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