I approach my lessons with the goal of giving the student a deep understanding of the guitar fretboard while learning how to express yourself. I cater my lessons to each student, for beginners start with learning open chords and chord progressions, for intermediate players I focus on learning major and minor diatonic scales in all positions, as well as their respective pentatonic scales and how to use these to build guitar solos.
I have been playing guitar for 35 years and have taught dozens of students over the last 20 years. I have a well rounded music background with a B.A. in Ethnomusicology and a certificate in Music Therapy and am always learning new things about the deep world of music.
TEACHING AND RELATED MUSIC EXPERIENCE:
Arts in Motion-Guitar Instructor-Seattle, WA July 2010-August 2012
Private and group guitar instruction
St. Mary’s Center-Music Therapy Intern-New York, NY Feb. 2010-July 2010
Co-lead music therapy sessions with AIDS patients to fulfill requirements of certificate program at the New School
DreamHouse-New York, NY September 2009-May 2011
Monitor for Sound and Light Environment
Private Guitar Instructor - Seattle, WA., 11/00 – 3/08
Teaching blues guitar to private students
Seattle Drum School-Music Instructor-Seattle, WA. 7/03 - 7/05
Lead Blues Ensemble, Private students
University of Washington Experimental College-Teacher, - Seattle, WA., 1/03- 4/03
Developed and taught seven week course on The History of the Blues
Blues To Do-Web administrator - Seattle, WA., 9/01 – 7/12
Maintaining and updating web site for local monthly blues newspaper.
The Center School-Music instructor- Seattle, WA.,11/01 - 6/02
Taught a blues ensemble/guitar class
Experience Music Project- Sound Lab Attendant/Visitor Services Representative-Seattle, WA., 6/00 - 10/00
Assisted patrons with interactive computer and music stations, re-strung and tuned guitars, etc.
Play Network- Data specialist - Seattle, WA.,1/00 to 5/00
Helped implement data entry system of musical library, web researcher
Youth Advancement Through Music and Art-Teacher Seattle, WA., 4/97 to 3/98
Taught private lessons and ensemble for youths between the ages of 9 and 18. Supervised group performances and various office duties.
University of Washington-Guest Lecturer-Seattle, WA., 11/98
Lectured for American folk music class on the development of slide guitar traditions.
University of Washington-Teacher Assistant-Seattle, WA., 9/96 - 8/97
Teacher’s assistant for music theory class, graded papers, presented material to class, and tutored students.
The New School, Certificate Program in Music Therapy, 2010
The Open Center, 130 hr Certificate in Sound and Music Therapy, 2009
Jonathan Goldman, Sound Healing Intensive, 2002
Tom Kenyon, Sound Healing Intensive, 2002
University of Washington, Bachelor of Arts in Ethnomusicology, 1998
2010-2011-Harmonic Guitar Quartet-Just Intonation Guitar Ensemble
2004-08-Stone Crazy Blues Band-Microtonal Blues Trio
2002-03-DMW, Acid-Blues Organ Trio Seattle, WA.
2001-02-The Glacier Blues Band, Seattle, WA.
1999-01-The Sons of Oblivion, blues band, Seattle, WA.
1997 Solo guitar performance University of Washington
1994-96 Karma Credit, rock band, Seattle, WA.
1990-91 Various rock bands in Detroit, Mi
Stone Crazy Blues Band-Self Titled-2006
Stone Crazy Blues Band-Microstoned-2008
An Approach to the 12 Tone Ultra Plus Guitar-2008-142 pgs
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