Offering private lessons in guitar, banjo, uke and voice in the NY Metro area
|In addition to performing & recording, I offer private lessons in acoustic guitar, banjo, uke and voice lessons in New York City. I work with adults as well as children, and people of all levels and abilities. If you are arriving at this page from a Google search, without having stopped at my homepage, below is a brief bio:
I have been playing guitar since age 11 and banjo since age 17. I have a degree in music from SUNY-Stony Brook (I majored in Classical Guitar).
While at college, I studied and then taught at the seminal music school The Guitar Workshop of Roslyn, NY. I had the privilege of working as a clinician for Martin Guitars in the early 2000’s and travelled with the CEO, CF Martin IV, to Europe and Asia. Bob Dylan’s publishing company signed as a writer early on in my career. I have toured the college market, played overseas, headlined cruise ships, folk venues and other clubs across the U.S, etc. I have a wide repertoire to work from and teach both adults and children. I also have a channel at Youtube.com. that has performance and teaching videos.
I welcome the opportunity to discuss how I can help you achieve your music goals. I have many satisfied students who would be happy to give you a testimonial.
Guitar styles taught: classical, flat-picking, finger-style. Basic rock guitar rhythm licks and leads.
Banjo styles taught: frailing, double-thumbing, old time 3-finger picking, basic bluegrass.
Lessons generally include a little bit of music theory. I can use tablature, or if you want to learn to read music, I can write out pieces for you.
The price of a lesson runs from $40-75/hour with an average of $60 per hour ( minimum lesson length is 30 minutes). Due to my touring and performance schedule, it is possible to schedule bi-weekly lessons. I’m pretty flexible, but I do require 24 hours notice for any cancellation; otherwise you are responsible to pay for the lesson.
I teach on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, but travel to your home is available for an extra fee. Video lessons via Skype are also possible.
To schedule a meeting, or with any questions, please e-mail me directly. I look forward to hearing from you!