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Community College of RI (Jazz Studies)
I have been playing and teaching guitar for most of my adult life. Few things are as engaging or as satisfying for me, whether the material is very simple or very challenging. I hope that you will feel the same way, and my aim is to help.
I started off learning the usual battery of classic rock hits from local guitar hero Jon Hathaway. While studying music in college, I cultivated a love for jazz and improvised music that has stayed with me to this day.
Technique, Music Theory, Ear Training, Repertoire, Improvisational Skills, Guitar Concepts
Please feel free to contact me if you've ever considered taking lessons. I promise you'll be glad you did. I have been playing and teaching guitar for most of my adult life. Few things are as engaging or as satisfying for me, whether the material is very simple or very challenging. I hope that you will feel the same way, and my aim is to help.
I started off learning the usual battery
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College educated musician. Proficient in recognition of intervals, chord qualities, scale fragments, identification of key centers and harmonic context. Also proficient in transcription. 5+ years experience teaching aural skills to private students.
16 years experiences playing, performing, and teaching. Learned basic guitar including rock, blues, basic scales and improvisation from East Greenwich-based guitarist Jon Hathaway. Later studied jazz guitar in college under Steve DeConti. Familiar with numerous method and concept books including the Hal Leonard method, Berklee Press, Mick Goodrich's The Advancing Guitarist, and Ted Greene's excellent books on chord theory and single-note playing.