I work with all kind of students, from complete beginners to working performers and successful hit songwriters. No matter your skill level or playing goals, I work with every student to develop a command of the basic skills and the ability to delve deeper into any musical style or interest.
I teach piano as well, with a special focus on songwriting and accompaniment skills. If you took traditional lessons as a child, you might have learned in a way that doesn’t really serve the needs of a contemporary performer or songwriter. Have had years of practical experience putting my formal training to work as a professional musician and teacher, I can help you identify and strengthen the skills you need most to meet your goals.
Specialty areas include:
- mechanics (playing comfortably and with fluidity)
- vocabulary (how many chords DO you know?)
- accompaniment and rhythm skills for singers
- effective practice methods and the mindset for success
- improvisation and melody playing
- guitar as a songwriting tool
- practical music theory
Scheduling is flexible, from one-time tuneups to weekly lessons and intensive multi-lesson bootcamp sessions!
Get in touch to schedule a session. If you can’t get to Nashville, take a lesson from anywhere in the world via Skype.
Watch video: my teaching philosophy.