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Purchase College (Creative Writing BA)
I have been in and around music my whole life. I come from a musical family, and I have been singing and playing instruments as long as I can remember. At 15 I began performing professionally. I have played solo, in bands, and in ensembles. I have experience playing clubs, festivals, and theaters and have had the pleasure of working with legends like Pete Seeger, and sharing the stage with the likes of Jackson Browne and Peter Yarrow. I continue to pursue this path as a performing singer/songwriter.
As an instructor, I have worked in music academies, public schools districts, and as an in-home private instructor. I am experienced working with both children and adult students, as well as the learning disabled. I am comfortable with all formats, including group lessons, "rock band" classes, and of course one on one lessons.
I have had 15 years of playing guitar.
I have had 8 years of professional performance and recording experience.
I have had 5 years of teaching experience, including private lessons and schools.
My teaching style is highly personal and puts the highest importance on each students individual needs. This includes accommodating peoples hectic schedules and focusing on songs and styles that each student enjoys and wants to learn. I have been in and around music my whole life. I come from a musical family, and I have been singing and playing instruments as long as I can remember. At 15 I began performing professionally. I have played solo, in bands, and in
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I have been teaching guitar privately, in music academies, and in pubic school districts for the last five years. I am capable of teaching general guitar skills including scale and chord knowledge, sight reading, improvisation technique, and finger picking. My teaching style is highly personalized and combines a general method book such as Mel Bay with songs and skill sets favored by the student.