I provide private guitar instruction in your home. Most of my students prefer this at-home method as it’s low-stress and convenient.
In addition to guitar instruction, I have been performing in the Baltimore-Washington area for over 15 years.
Have you started guitar lessons… only to quit a few weeks later (feeling like you haven’t learned anything and wasted a bunch of money)?
Do you have a guitar gathering dust in the corner of your house – silently mocking you every time you walk past it?
Is that guitar that you bought for your son or daughter last Christmas gathering dust in a dark corner of the closet?
Did your son or daughter start guitar lessons only to:
1. Never practice.
2. Quit after you bought the guitar, case, music books, lessons, etc?
Bad news – those are legit concerns and real problems.
Good news – you don’t need to worry about them.
Why, you ask?
Good Question… Here’s how I can help:
- My students are busy. We’ll set up a plan to maximize your time (but still learn a lot).
- We’ll set up custom lessons (You will be able to play after your first lesson)
- First lesson is Free.
You are busy. I know. Guitar is supposed to be fun. You shouldn’t feel bad. (Furthermore, your teacher shouldn’t make you feel bad).
I have spent my entire life performing, and have over 15 years of guitar experience. I have been performing professionally in the Baltimore/Washington area for over 10 years – including local venues like Rams Head and Stan & Joe’s.
In addition to my background in music, I have a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from The University of Maryland College Park, along with professional experience in higher education, in an advising and counseling capacity.
My favorite artists include Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, The Black Keys, Paul Simon, Jack Johnson, Mason Jennings, and the list goes on. But as I mention in my teaching philosophy, I’ll teach you what you want to learn (I’ve played/taught everything from Taylor Swift to Frank Zappa)
What you will learn:
I specialize in teaching beginning and intermediate guitarists who want to play rock, pop, blues, or folk music on the acoustic or electric guitar. Some of my students want to be the next Taylor Swift or John Mayer, others dream of strumming Beatles tunes with their family by the campfire (or impressing the rest of your office with some sweet blues licks).
Kids learn differently than adults – this is fairly obvious – though many instructors/schools teach adults and kids in the same way, and with the same material. I take a different approach (in other words, if you’re over the age of 10, I’m not going to teach you “Mary had a Little Lamb”… unless you want me to).
In addition to guitar technique, I incorporate performance and/or recording if my students are interested. One of the biggest motivators in learning the guitar is having something to look forward to – a tangible goal. At least once a year, I try to provide performance opportunities (typically at a local coffee shop or other venue) if my students are interested. Additionally, many students enjoy having their music recorded so they can share with family and friends. I can do both.
It’s really important to teach/learn material that is engaging (and actually interesting) – I want to do what I can to help you stick with it. This approach is a little unconventional, but really effective, and really fun.
A lot of guitar teachers/lessons run for 30 minutes. I don’t believe that this is enough time to learn, practice, and develop (that’s why my lessons run for forty five minutes to an hour).
Before our first lesson we will talk about your goals, skill level, and musical tastes. This will help give me an idea of where to start with an organized and tailored plan.
Interested in Lessons? Inquire below…
Click here to e-mail me directly or give me a call: 410-215-7574.
You can also checkout my posting on thumbtack.com: Guitar Lessons that You (or Your Child) Won’t Quit