I am an honors graduate of the Atlanta Institute of Music. I went to A.I.M. with the goal in mind of becoming a guitar teacher. In 2002 I started teaching private lessons at Ken Stanton Music in Woodstock, Georgia. Shortly after that I was fortunate enough to be invited to teach a class in odd meter at A.I.M.
My main goal for my students is that ensure that they have fun while learning to play. I love teaching music theory and reading music, but for some of my students it’s like pulling their teeth out. So, if a student just wants to learn songs then that’s what we do.
A question I hear from time to time is “Do you think I have what it takes to be able to play guitar?” Basically, people want to know if they’re gifted. The answer is always yes, you are gifted. Daily Practice and repetition is the key to unlocking hidden talent. The more one practices, the more talent is unlocked. No matter what instrument, if one wants to become efficient in playing an instrument then he or she needs to be willing to play the same part of a song, scale, or chord until it sounds correct. That is where patience and repetition becomes more important.
So, as obvious as it may sound, the key to excelling on any instrument is practice. The one who practices the most wins. The advantage of taking lessons is learning how to practice wisely and to avoid developing bad habits or technique.
If you’re interested in taking lessons, see the list below for locations where I teach. I also offer Skype lessons if you can’t make it to in-store lessons.
I teach at the Ken Stanton Music store in Woodstock on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.
I teach at the Music & Arts store in East Cobb on Mondays and Thursdays.
I teach at the Music and Arts in Woodstock on Saturdays
If you would like to take an online lessons, via Skype, I charge 50 dollars for an hour lesson.
Below are some examples of what I give out in class
This is an old commercial I did in Adobe After Effects for metal head students