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Guitar Lessons with a Professional NYC Guitarist
Bachelor's Degree, Philosophy/Theology Major with Music Concentration
What is a session with you like?
What makes you love this?
As children, my older brother was the first person to get a guitar. I was so eager to learn that I found myself sneaking into his room to play it any time he was off playing video games. After begging my mom to get me lessons, I was really fortunate to find a teacher who was interested in helping me play the songs I loved while teaching me the theory to make them my own.. As someone who wasn't sure of his place in the world as a teenager, guitar made me finally feel like I had a place I could call home. I want to help others discover how to discover that magic in themselves.
What are you working on now?
What's the neatest thing you've done in this field?
In the last few years I have been featured on house bands on daytime TV shows, I have played the SXSW festival in Austin 2 years in a row. I have performed in Europe for the last two years, and have played on countless albums and gigs for NYC singer/songwriters. My bands have also held regular weekly residencies around the city. I recently had my first solo residency in Queens, and I'm hoping to release my own album and series of videos in 2019.
What's the coolest thing you helped a client do?
The greatest success is watching a student learn how to take their musical vision and transform that into a performance. Music really is a different language and even though the mechanics and theory can seem difficult and confusing at first, my job is to provide a patient environment where these skills can develop. With practice, a student can advance quite quickly. The goal is finding material that the student wants to practice.