Electric & Acoustic Guitar Lessons

In guitar lessons, beginner students are taught basic open chords and scales. They are then shown how to apply them to simple tunes. Most guitar lessons incorporate set pieces of popular songs, but a student is more than welcome to bring along a tune which interests him or her. More seasoned guitar students are taught how to improvise over standard chord progressions in a variety of styles including blues, rock, pop, reggae and country. Use of string bends, double stops, tremolo technique, finger picking, application of the capo, alternative tunings or slide guitar can all be covered. Relevant music theory and notation (including Tab) are incorporated in all of my lessons.

  Banjo Lessons

I offer lessons on the five-string banjo, including finger rolls and alternative chord inversions up the neck. Bluegrass playing is covered at a basic level, as well as other popular country and pop styles.

  Electric Bass Guitar Lessons

I teach the Electric Bass as opposed to Double Bass. Walking bass-lines, chord analysis and counter melodies are all covered on what I consider to be an all-too-underestimated instrument.