You may know me from such bands as Dysrhythmia, Gorguts, Vaura, Byla, or my own solo guitar recordings. I've been playing for over 23 years, recording and touring worldwide as a professional musician for the past 15 of those years.
I graduated in 1998 from University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA, with a BA in Jazz Guitar. I also studied classical guitar privately during those times, outside of school.
These days, you can learn things like scales, chords, modes, theory, your favorite song, etc. quite easily and for free, from numerous online sources. I can help anyone with interest in those topics, but ultimately I like to offer something different and more unique through my lessons.
I am driven to help students find their own voice on the guitar, open up their imagination, and break through any creative walls they might be encountering. I also enjoy giving feedback and/or suggestions to students on their own songs or compositions, if they are in search of help or ideas.
Topics can include everything from utilizing alternate tunings, capos, harmonics, open strings, bending/phrasing/vibrato, extended technique (a.k.a. prepared guitar), dynamics, dissonance, ambiance/effects, fingerpicking (classical guitar technique), building harmony parts, textures, variations on a theme...the list goes on.
These will all be tools to hopefully use in your own way and help get the creative juices going. I love and appreciate all forms of music. So, whether you are a death metal musician, or singer/songwriter, I believe I can help open up your playing to new areas, and we can have a lot of fun while doing so.
I am also available for session work, and guest appearances on recordings. Feel free to contact me here as well, if you are interested in having me.
Band: Dysrhythmia, Gorguts, Vaura
+Fender American Standard Stratocasters
12, 6, and Nylon String Acoustic Guitars:
+Kalamazoo Tenor guitar
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