(Guitar - Piano - Songwriting - Etc)
In addition to recording and performing, I also love to teach guitar, piano, singing, and songwriting. I hold a degree in Professional Music from PCC, which includes training in theory, performance, and recording. Occasionally I work as a freelance engineer at studios such as Hallowed Halls and Jackpot, and operate a small home studio of my own.
I currently teach group and private lessons with Ethos, and have taught with other music organizations in Portland and Boston for over ten years.
Solo Lesson at MY space: $40/hr
Solo Lesson at YOUR space: $50/hr
Group Lesson: add $15 per person
Songwriting Workshops: $100/ 3hrs
What ages, styles, and skill levels do you teach?
All ages and most styles; I've taught private lessons to students from age six to age 60 ranging in styles from folk, to jazz and blues. I naturally work music theory into the lessons, often utilizing the piano to illustrate various concepts, and am always happy to delve into the technical side of things.
I teach beginner and intermediate level players, with many students having come in with little to no experience.
Do you teach piano?
Yes. I've taken years of piano lessons, and can play pretty dang well, though I am admittedly more knowledgeable on guitar. There is a piano in my space, and I often incorporate piano into my lessons and workshops, using it to teach theory and harmony. If you're interested in piano lessons, I'm happy to talk.
Do I need my own guitar?
Nope. I've got you covered, whether you want to play acoustic, electric, or ukulele.
What's a songwriting lesson?
A songwriting lesson starts with a song or a seed that the student wants to work on and goes from there. It will usually be part guitar or piano lesson, part writing workshop, and part vocal/ melody/ harmony training. The direction is largely dictated by the student as I help to guide, and present tools/ tactics to overcome roadblocks and build your skill-set as a songwriter.
Do you do group or partner lessons?
Yes! I love group and partner lessons. I regularly teach groups as large as 8, and have taught friends, siblings, and couples as well.
And you do house calls?
Sometimes, depending on where you live and when you'd like the lesson. I like to teach in peoples homes, as it can be much more comfortable and convenient - though it's all a matter of timing.