Guitar and Bass Lessons
I have over 20 years experience in teaching guitar and bass guitar. I
studied music at Appalachian State University, where I graduated Cum Laude
in the Music Industry Studies program. I took four years of music theory and
had the top grade in the department my junior year. I took two semesters of
composition in addition to that. The theory and composition were not
required for my degree, but were my favorite subjects. While I was at ASU, I
was a teaching assistant in the music department. I taught four sections of
guitar class (a record at the time) during my junior and senior years. I
performed with the ASU jazz ensemble and the classical guitar ensemble (we
were the first classical guitar ensemble to perform gigs off-campus). I have
played in a wide variety of situations since that time, both at live
performances and in the studio.
I currently teach private lessons at Rydell Music Center in Boone NC. Tuition for these lessons is $75 per month (one 30 minute lesson per week). I teach a variety of styles including flat picking, finger picking, jazz, rock, country, and bluegrass. I use a variety of techniques and teach standard notation, tab, and how to learn and play by ear. Music theory and composition are offered as well.