Guitar lessons for all skill levels from the age of 8 on up!

I have two fully equipped, safe and comfortable lesson studios. One studio is located in Thornton CO, and one in Brighton CO. They have amps, computers, recording equipment, keyboards, printers, music stands, tuners, cables etc.... I mean fully equipped!! I provide almost all lesson materials. I have also passed a 10 year background check to get my position with Joyful Noise Music School.

For the beginning guitarist from the ages of 8 and up: You will gain a solid understanding of how to play guitar, learn about music overall and do it playing music you are interested in! I'll get you started the best way! All in fun and easy to understand lessons. I won't drag you through a boring beginner lesson book. We will play real music and learn a ton while doing it! Learn the basics of good guitar work: Changing chords, rhythmic strumming and technique fundamentals, vocal accompaniment, finger picking, basic lead guitar work, flat pick techniques, music notation and so much more!

For the intermediate player: Lessons with me will refine and advance your guitar technique, grow your understanding of good musicianship and musicality, and greatly expand your knowledge of the instrument overall. You will become a better player overall! I can take you from being an OK player up to becoming a musician playing gigs or worship situations. Unmask your full potential on the instrument! I will help you become the guitarist you dream about being!

For the Advanced or Professional level player: Tighten up your fretboard knowledge, real growth in overall musicality and groove abilities, refine techniques, solidify real world theory concepts and apply them to the fretboard, guidance in guitar and recording gear, ideas for crafting creative guitar parts for your projects, greatly expand your improvisation vocabulary, get stronger in modern guitar styles that you might be weak in. All this and more!
• Popular guitar styles • Blues • Rock • Pop • R&B • Country • Funk • Fusion • Jazz • Praise & Worship
• Music Theory • Chord and scale construction
• Notion/tab reading
• How to interpret chords charts
• Strong guitar technique
• Ear training
• Improvisation in the popular guitar styles
• Writing and arranging your own music
• Getting the best sound out of your instrument and gear
• Recording and applied music technology
• Learn the music you want to learn!

Lesson Content Includes:

Guidance In Equipment Selection, Recording and Production, Song Writing, Scales and Exercises, Music Theory, Reading Music, Jamming Skills, Improvisation, Performance, Slide Guitar, Fingerstyle Guitar, Open tunings, Rhythm guitar, Lead guitar, All types of modern guitar techniques.

My Teaching Philosophy:

Real world experience makes all the difference in effective and enjoyable lessons. I am accepting students who want to expand their ability on the guitar. My patient and enthusiastic approach will encourage your own relationship with the instrument I love. My influences are the great guitarists that have impacted music & the guitar. I am very patient and thorough in the lessons. I am focused on your musical interests and desires. I will help you get better as a guitarist!

My Guitar Influences Include:

Jeff Beck • Jimmy Page • Allan Holdsworth • Eric Johnson • Robben Ford • Jimi Hendrix • Eric Clapton • Pat Metheny • Ty Tabor • Steve Lukather • Michael Landau • Scott Henderson • Mike Stern • Larry Carlton • Oz Noy • Warren Haynes • Eddie Van Halen • Gary Moore • Wes Montgomery • Stevie Ray Vaughn • Steve Morse • Joe Satriani • Carlos Santana • Shawn Lane • Neal Schon • BB King • Freddie King • David Gilmour • Andy Summers • Wayne Krantz • Guthrie Govan • Tommy Emmanuel and many other musicians!

Contact me at: 720-272-9364 Cell • Email
Brighton Studio Location: Joyful Noise Music School 637 E. Bridge Street, Brighton, CO 80601
Thornton Studio Location: Near E. 113th Place & Holly Street, Thornton CO 80233