I am a successful professional musician for over 50 years and a music teacher for 42 years teaching Drums, Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Bass Guitar, Piano, Music Theory, Songwriting and Beginning to advanced Rhythm studies.
I specialize in getting you, the student, to fully understand the instrument you have chosen to learn to play by having a complete and thorough curriculum of study. I teach at the speed and pace you are able to best learn and have had tremendous success with all of my fully motivated students.
Lessons are provided each week and you are expected to practice everything given in order to move on to higher levels of learning. I play instruments with you during the lessons to provide you with a real feeling of being involved in the act of playing music. I am easy going and will always encourage you and take great care in helping to guide you toward becoming great on your chosen instrument.
My rate for travel to and from lessons: $1.00 per mile...example 25 miles travel time = 25.00 extra added onto my hourly rate.
I am in my 42nd year of teaching. I have taught hundreds if not thousands of students from Washington DC with the Department of the Interior and private lessons there to California teaching in stores, private home lessons and at my own home studio as well as Private Schools such as Bridges Academy in Studio City CA..
My greatest students have been accepted to The Berklee College of Music, The Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Julliard, USC's Thornton Program of Music, Stanford, Oregon, UCLA,Loyola, Vanderbilt and many more top Universities. My students have turned professional and are touring the United States; they have achieved Number 1 and Number 2 HIT records; Some have acquired endorsement deals with top Drum, Bass and Guitar and amplifier companies; others have become music teachers, sound & voice-over engineers among many other wonderfully rewarding positions.
I grew up in New Jersey where I studied drumming with a private teacher. The I moved to Hong Kong and began playing in a band doing British and American music. I played in professional bands all through High School and College . I studied music and music theory at the University of North Carolina and earned my degree there. I am a member of ASCAP (songwriting organization) I belong to the California Copyright Conference and the Songwriter's Guild of America. I have been awarded a degree of merit as a musician and a Teacher from the world-renowned Musicians Institute. I have produced and recorded film soundtracks, commercials, and trailers as well as having played, composed music and lyrics and sung on all soundtracks. I continue to play and teach professionally on all of the instruments that I teach. I have my own CD's of original music and continue to write and compose all of my own original music. I have over 100 minutes of original recorded and composed music on film TV, Muzak and as covered by Jazz and pop jazz artists.
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