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To me, a truly great teacher is one who fosters enthusiasm and a sense of gratification in each and every lesson. A passionate teacher will engage students and inspire them to be self-motivated in order to learn and grow as a musician.

Each and every lesson is custom tailored to my students' both immediate and long-term goals. I like to focus on little victories in the beginning, with an overall emphasis on building a thorough background in theory, technique, and musicality over the course of study - the foundation of which you will build upon your entire life.

 

I have a degree in Music Education and consider myself a lifelong learner. There is no "one size fits all" approach to music tuition. Every student learns in a unique way and my lessons are built to suit that. At the end of each lesson, you will go home with a clear understanding of what we accomplished and what your goals are for the next lesson.

I offer instruction for all ages and abilities - from the complete beginner looking for their first acoustic guitar lesson to the intermediate/advanced player interested in taking their playing to the next level. Topics that I frequently work with students on include improvisation, learning the notes up and down the guitar neck, compositional analysis, music theory, CAGED theory, the 7 modes, jazz guitar theory & soloing, moveable chords & scale shapes, and reading standard notation music.

I have Bachelor and Master degrees in music and teach part-time at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. I've been teaching guitar for the last 10 years and have seen many of my students enter and succeed in the music industry as professionals.

If this sounds right for you, please fill out the form below to get in contact with me.
 

Pricing:
 

$45USD per 45-minute lesson
 

Payable in cash, check, or PayPal/Venmo/CashApp

Please tell me about yourself! Your musical interests, goals, and if you would 
prefer online or in-person instruction (Johnstown & Pittsburgh, PA).

If you'd like we can set up a free consultation (15 minutes) at your convenience.

Thank you! I'll be in touch shortly.

You can read more about me on the about page.

Want to get a head start? Check out some of my educational material.
I have both entirely free resources and low-cost video courses available.