Why choose me as your instructor?
I have taught countless students of all levels, styles, and ages and take pride in my ability to tailor each lesson plan to suit my students’ individual needs. Whether you want to brush up on your blues, jazz, or other style of soloing/improvising; improve your fingerpicking/chord strumming style; or just want to learn your favourite Beatles, Hendrix, or Bruno Mars song, then I can help.
What kind of experience separates me from other instructors?
Before starting my own successful music school, I was the in-house guitar instructor at The Roundhouse Community Centre and taught at Long & McQuade, Rufus Guitar Shop, Staccato Studios, and Beethoven at Home. I have also hosted instructional clinics at colleges and secondary schools including Richmond High, Hugh Boyd, Hugh McRoberts, Capilano University, and Selkirk College.
Is there anything else that makes me relevant as an instructor?
In addition to my teaching career, I am an active recording solo artist, and prior to that was the lead vocalist and guitarist for the acclaimed touring band City Walls (formerly 99.3 Fox SEEDS Platinum Winners Louder Than Love). City Walls has toured Canada and the U.S. numerous times and been featured and interviewed on rock radio stations across Canada. I have made TV appearances on various CTV morning programs, Urban Rush, and been featured on CBC radio. I have played such venues as the Commodore, Orpheum Theatre, Vogue Theatre, and BC Place for the Superbowl kick-off party.
Do you ever teach guitar, bass or drums lessons at student’s homes?
Due to the popularity of lessons in the studio, we no longer offer in-home lessons.
Can you provide references?
Please, feel free to read my students’ testimonials or to contact me for any further references.
I take pride in my experience as a professional touring/session musician and instructor and understand the importance of music in our day-to-day lives. I am confident that you will be motivated and excited to pick up your guitar after your first lesson!