More About Me

I teach guitar (electric/acoustic), drums, bass and ukulele.  For acoustic guitar, I specialize in classical and flamenco styles.  For electric, I specialize in blues, rock, reggae, and metal shred styles.  I’m familiar with recording software such as ProTools and Logic, and can help teach some recording/production fundamentals if that’s of interest as well.  My lessons are conducted at Avanti music studios, a small private music school in the Ladds Addition neighborhood on SE Hawthorne.

Here is an example of my classical playing. For more, please visit my Personal page.

My influences are wide-ranging and eclectic. Everyone from Beethoven, JS Bach, Miles Davis, Paco de Lucía, Andrés Segovia, Ennio Morricone—to Buddy Rich, Mike Portnoy, Dave Lombardo—to Jimi Hendrix, David Gilmore, Mark Knopfler, Jeff Beck, Alan Holdsworth, Brian Eno, and Danny Carey to name a few.

I enjoy helping young people get excited about music.