I have been teaching guitar to children, teens and adults in New York City since 2000. I absolutely love all things guitar, and I try to convey that passion to all my students whether they are absolute beginners or super-advanced jazz wizards.
I have designed a creative curriculum for guitar learning, focusing on songwriting and improvisation while still conveying the fundamentals of technique and musicality. It’s my goal to strike a balance between disciplined study and fun - this is the guitar we’re talking about: it’s gotta be fun.
In addition to teaching private lessons, I also coach rock bands for children and teens at the Park Slope Rock School. I taught music to children with developmental disabilities at the Hawthorne Country Day School from 2006 to 2015. I have a degree in music from the University of Rochester, where I studied music theory, history, and jazz performance.