Hi there and thanks for visiting! I have been playing guitar, ukulele, singing, writing, and producing music for the greater part of my life. My endeavor is to guide you to an understanding of one or many of these facets and give you the tools you need to become your own teacher as you continue down this path.
Below is a brief synopsis about my teaching methods:
There will be very little music theory. I never needed much of it to write my own music, other than a few basic theories to get around successfully, so it’s not something we’ll spend a whole lot of time on. I have organized and constructed a course book to keep things lively and moving along efficiently. I call it NOTEbOOK. It’s great refresher material to revisit in the future as well.
I teach basic guitar & ukulele with accented professional appeal and rhythmic structure. My intention is to guide you to play cover songs and create your own original music using straightforward techniques. My goal, once we part ways, is for you to be independently confident playing other artist’s music and/or leave with an original song and be equipped to write on your own.
For our lessons, you will need:
- a pen or pencil
- a notebook
- an instrument tuner
- an acoustic guitar or ukulele (or an electric if you have a small amp).
Audio Engineering/Music Production
Though I graduated in high standings from SAE Institute of Technology in New York City for audio engineering, and have the knowledge and technical skillset of an engineer, I teach basic principles on a need-to-know basis. I never needed much training to produce my own music, other than a handful of simple theories, so it’s not something we’ll go deep into. I teach beginner engineering along with music composition, songwriting & song structure, and how to bring your tracks to life. This is more suited for artists that want to learn how to record, mix, produce, and expand their creativity in a recorded format. My intention is to guide you to produce your own original music using straightforward techniques. My goal, once we part ways, is for you to leave with a produced song and be equipped to produce on your own.
What you will need (which we can discuss affordable options if you’re interested): Mac Laptop, DAW (Ableton/Logic/Protools), A/D Converter (Interface), Midi Controller, Studio Monitors, and pertinent cables.
Please contact me for pricing and scheduling your first session, or if you’re just interested and want to tell me about your ambitions.