ABOUT

Whatever level guitar you play, you will benefit from my 20+ years of experience as a private guitar instructor.  I have worked with hundreds upon hundreds of students helping to fulfill their musical goals, while also enriching their lives through the study of music and the guitar.  My students have gone from the lesson room to the stage, to join in church bands, middle and high-school jazz bands; many have started or joined local punk, heavy metal, rock, funk, blues and reggae bands…some took their guitars to “show and tell” at school, and even more took their guitars on family camping trips, to quiet bedrooms, and to sunny backyards, to enjoy making music built upon the skills we fostered together.

I have been endlessly inspired by some of my students who continue to write and perform throughout the Reno/Tahoe area, and the greater region at large.  Also rewarding is knowing that I had some part to play in the process of nurturing and encouraging others to go on to become music instructors and teachers as well.  Whether the goals of students are large or small, the journey is always met with great enjoyment.

Students voted me a “Best of Reno Music Instructor” in 2017, 2008, 2003 and 2002 in the Reno News and Review.  In 2015, I was honored with the RNR‘s First-Place “Best of” award for music instruction.

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