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 BSEd. 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 document 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 a professional 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 music & standard notation.
If this sounds right for you, please fill out the form below to get in contact with me.
Pay as you go - $30/lesson
Weekly - $110 billed every 4 weeks (4 lessons)
Lessons are 45 minutes long.
Payable in cash, check, or PayPal/Venmo/CashApp
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 at your convenience.
Requirements for online instruction are listed at the bottom of this page.