I aim to entertain while I instruct, and I have always considered myself to be a glorified student. Passion, dedication, and patience are crucial for development and fulfillment.
PhD，CUNY Graduate Center
Adjunct Professor at CUNY Lehman College
I approach each student as an individual with their own goals, needs, experience level, and learning style to create a specialized curriculum that helps propel the student towards their best self and enjoy the process at the same time. I believe that teaching students how to make good use of their practice time (being productively self-critical) and process information in an intuitive way drastically expedites musical development and profoundly affects brain development. Much of this intuitive practice has to do with internalizing information such as music theory or recordings to the point that playing music becomes second nature much like a language.
MM, New England Conservatory
Teacher of Boston Philharmonic Outreach Program
I believe a wholesome approach to education is the most beneficial for students and teachers alike. On top of musical and technical proficiency, I strive for my students to learn how to develop a strong work ethic.
BM, Crane School of Music
MM, Mannes School of Music - The new school
I believe in helping each student develop their own personal voice on the guitar. We will work with discipline and intelligence to develop a beautiful sound and solid technical foundation. I will listen carefully to interpret your ideas and if necessary, offer ways to help them better match your intentions. I will share the tools of proper preparation to see how they lead to a successful performance. Most importantly, whether it is a college audition, graduate recital, professional concert or a coffee house performance, we will make sure you are prepared for your next step.
DMA, Eastman School of Music
“A thinking man’s guitarist” -The Washington Post
I believe in a holistic/comprehensive approach where I incorporate historical significance, theory and analysis, and performance practicum to make an experience that focuses on the student's individual needs. I focus on creating a fun and engaging environment where the students feel comfortable and are able to realize their full potential.
MM, Carnegie Mellon University
Orchestra member of the Pittsburgh Opera
My approach as a music instructor is rooted in nurturing and developing creativity. I try to instill a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about music in my students, while giving them a solid foundation in theory and technique.
BM, The City College of New York
Teaching Artist at The Noel Pointer Foundation
I have always thought it essential to the success of my students to recognize and acknowledge their existing strengths in order to instill the confidence needed to improve their weaknesses. Flexibility in working with diverse individuals and groups is also essential to effective teaching.
PhD, University of North Texas
I do my best to make the music learning experience as enjoyable as possible for my students. I generally start out teaching them songs that they want to learn, and then incorporate music theory and technique, all the while working to build their confidence as a guitar player and musician.
BA, Berklee School of Music