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I have enjoyed music my entire life. It is my passion
to pass on the knowledge of being a musician.

Coaching for over 30 years and still loving it.

Music isn’t a one-size-fits-all experience.  That’s why my guitar courses are designed to be as unique as you are.

**Here’s what sets my courses apart:**

* **Positive and Encouraging:** Learning guitar should be fun! I create a supportive environment that fosters confidence and celebrates your progress.

* **Holistic Approach:** We’ll cover all the essentials, including **dexterity-building techniques, fun songs for ear training, and music theory** to help you understand the “why” behind the music.

* **Adaptable to Your Dreams:** My teaching method keeps pace with evolving musical styles. Whether you’re a beginner strumming your first chords, an advanced player looking to refine your skills, or even a **signed artist** seeking some extra polish, I’ll help you reach your musical aspirations.

* **Proven Success:**  I’ve had the privilege of teaching students of all skill levels, from complete beginners to seasoned professionals.  Many of my former students have gone on to successful careers in music, and I’ve even coached family members of well-known musicians!

* **Fast Results:** Most beginners experience the joy of playing a song within their first few lessons!

* **Comprehensive Resources:** Printable PDFs and backing tracks enhance your learning experience, ensuring you have the tools you need to practice and progress outside of lessons.

**My ultimate goal?** I want you to experience the **deep satisfaction and joy** that comes from making music.  Let’s turn your musical dreams into reality together!

Artist Performed With

Erika Jo, Nashville Star 3rd season winner
Brad Cotter, Nashville Star 2nd season winner.
Eddy Raven, Country Music Legend, seven number one hits
Johnny Lee, Urban Cowboy
Bayou Boys-Doug Kershaw, Eddy Raven and Jo-El Sonnier
Lone Wolf, led by former bassist of Steppen Wolf, Nick St. Nicholas
Greg Long, CCM Pop Artist
Denver & the Mile High Orchestra, Big band swing
Christy McDonald, Nashville Star Contestant
Beth Cayhall, up and coming Artist

Candy Coburn, New Country Artist
The Trailer Park Troubadours, Musical Comedy
!Stereo-Hype!, 80’s Top 40
Stretta 2.0, Corporate Band
Maxheadroom, 80’s Cover Band
Keni Thomas, singer and former United States Army Ranger who served in The Battle of Mogadishu, portrayed in the 2001 film Black Hawk Down
Nate Latta, Americana/Rockabilly Artist
MiniDriver Band, Ventura County’s Award Winning Cover band

SuperstokedSanta Barbara Rock cover band

Musicians Worked With

Brent Mason
JT Corenflos
Bryan Sutton
Troy Lancaster

Guthrie Trapp
Gary Morse
Steve Hinson
Smith Curry

Larry Franklin
Barry  Walsh
Steve Brewster
Trey Gray

Dave Pomeroy
Mark Hill
Russell Terrell

Performance Highlights

Performed on the Grand Ole Opry and at Fan Fair with Eddy Raven

Performed on Nashville Star with Erika Jo, aired on USA Network television

Performed at the 2002 Country Gold in Japan, aired on Great American Country

Performed at the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City

Recorded on three nationally distributed recordings with Denver and the Mile High Orchestra

Performed in the Act the Scat video with Denver and the Mile High Orchestra

Recordings