Skills and Experience:

  • 30 years experience as a music educator and performer.
  • Compassion, patience, and flexibility with student learning styles.
  • Awareness of developmental facets surrounding different student age groups.
  • Applied creativity and insights directed to each student’s individual needs/challenges.
  • Diverse music background with many electric and acoustic guitar styles.
  • I can quickly figure out, notate, and teach student selected songs.
  • Applying music theory concepts to real-world situations.
  • Improvisation and lead guitar
  • Writing and Arranging Music
  • Coaching/Mentoring
  • Defining collaborative goals with students and helping them reach those goals.
  • Developing teaching handouts that are relevant to student’s needs.
  • Providing students and families with clearly defined weekly practice objectives.
  • Organizing all lesson materials for quick retrieval and use for students on Google Drive.

Stores/Schools I have taught at:

  • Kings Schools, Shoreline, WA
  • Trinity Lutheran College
  • Saratoga Guitar, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • Only Guitar Shop, Clifton Park, NY
  • Aurora Music Center, Shoreline, WA
  • Edmonds Heights, Edmonds, WA
  • Experience Music Project – Science Fiction Museum
  • Cascade Parent Partnership/Seattle School District
  • Seattle Rotary Boys and Girls Club

Education:

  • Puget Sound Christian College – B.A. in Social Science. Summa Cum Laude
  • University of Washington – 1 year of Jazz Studies and Guitar Performance
  • Shoreline Community College – Associate Degree in Art, emphasis on music theory