Greetings Portland, Maine! I'm a guitar teacher, composer, recording engineer, and performer. I specialize in private instruction for nylon string and electric guitar styles including flamenco, classical,
and progressive & alternative rock. I offer guitar lessons for aspiring musicians of all ages and levels.
I hope you enjoy spending a few minutes on my site, getting better acquainted with my style of guitar performance, my music teaching philosophy for children, and my individualized, focused curriculum
for adult students.
As a performer, my focus is flamenco guitar but I also enjoy playing Spanish & South American classical and various styles of electric guitar.
I have been practicing and performing music on the guitar for thirty one years. After graduating cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Guitar Performance from the University of Massachusetts I studied with Ricardo Cobo before beginning my personal study of flamenco technique, history and literature.
I have performed at various venues including MGM Grand in Las Vegas, New York's Supper Club and Infinity Hall in Norfolk, CT. As a recording engineer I have worked with Jason Corsaro, Jonatha Brooke, T.M. Stevens & Will Calhoun, and John Siket. I continue to arrange and compose new works for solo guitar and for ensembles.
Private Guitar Lessons
I offer private lessons through a curriculum that is individually customized for each student. Not everyone learns the same way nor do they all want to learn the same style of guitar performance. Read more about guitar lessons for kids and adult curriculum.
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Please write to me for more details.
...I have to thank you for helping me improve my skill and fluency on guitar throughout high school. I wouldn't have been able to apply to Berklee with-
From the studio
I composed this prelude to use as a technical study with some of my more advanced students.
TheFretBuzz is an online guitar lesson library for encouraging musical creativity, technique & language. TheFretBuzz also offers live lessons via Skype.
The lessons are great..I have improved my speed and accuracy by leaps and bounds. I love the humor in the lessons. It keeps me coming back!
~ TheFretBuzz member Randy N.
Fly Me To The Moon
An Online Guitar Lesson from my YouTube Channel
72 Melbourne Street