March 2, 2014

I know many guitar instructors in the area and I can't honestly say any of them are "bad." Some instructors studied with me and I know that their method doesn't stray far from my own.

A one-on-one relationship such as that of private guitar instructor and student is muc...

March 2, 2014

A: I personally teach guitar, bass, ukulele and mandolin. I refer all other requests to area teachers who specialize in keyboards, drums, violin and all other instruments. I conduct periodic clinics where attendees learn how to restring, set up and properly care for th...

March 2, 2014

A: I had one student years ago who wanted to learn to play guitar and when I asked what style of music he wanted to play, he said “Hip Hop.” The problem with that is pretty obvious in that there is very little guitar, if any in Hip Hop, but this kid just never put it t...

March 2, 2014

A: I teach all "popular" styles of music. Most of my young students want to play rock styles, but rock can mean anything from Chuck Berry to Jimi Hendrix to Led Zeppelin to Tom Petty to REM to Avenged Sevenfold. And there’s a whole lot in between.I also teach country,...

March 2, 2014

A: I have a developed a very intuitive system that starts with strength building and basic chords. This is followed by learning to read Tablature, which is extremely easy to understand sheet music specifically for guitar and bass, basic scales, modes and very simple (a...

March 2, 2014

A: I’m glad you asked! Jam Camp is an idea I got while participating in a local Open Mic here in Saratoga Springs, NY. I was thrown in with a group of musicians with whom I was not familiar, and before we got our time on stage, we decided on a few songs that we knew in...

March 2, 2014

A: He had to be in his 80s, though I didn’t ask! It’s a great story. He was a long retired "snowbird" who spent his winters at a seniors only trailer camp in Florida.

 

He came to me for a few months one summer because he wanted to surprise his buddies in Florida by arri...

January 4, 2014

A: Every child is different, and sometimes age and maturity are two different animals. My little brother and I were started on ukulele around the ages of 6 and 4 years-old. respectively. We were surrounded by professional musicians in our family and we wanted to get in...

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