Guitar / Piano
Hello musicians! Join me in person or online for some fun, adventurous lessons where we will explore popular songs and build the skills necessary to play them. It is my goal to teach you the basics and necessities you will need to play the music that you want!
About the Lessons
My goal is to get students to be able to play with ease and comfort as fast as possible. There are certain skills and techniques required to play even the simplest songs and I use a method that gradually guides students through these skills and builds and expands every week to get players to the point where they can start learning songs themselves without worrying about making common mistakes which may hinder them from being able to perform the music they wish to play.
The majority of popular music out there really isnt that difficult to play, but what I keep seeing in guitarists is a lack of fundamentals that simply make a barrier to ever being able to move beyond, and its always a case of improper technique and poor finger movements. So I designed a method that will give students all the basics and reinforce it along the way with real world popular songs they can play with ease and have fun on the journey.
I can also help you build the skills to learn songs on your own and identify chords / harmonic structures through ear training. Thats when it truly gets fun, being able to learn songs on your own and also venture into the realms of improvising freely and with confidence.
Lesson Styles and Genres
* Guitar: rock, pop, country, classical, funk, metal
* Piano: pop, rock, classical
* Music theory / ear training also on both instruments
Looking forward to helping with your musical journey!
A Little About Me
Ive been very fortunate to have a career in music most of my adult life. Currently I play guitar with The Odds, keyboards with Steven Page, play with my own solo project, play with a CCR tribute band, and also compose music for video games and do recording session work / production for recording artists. I taught guitar at Tom Lee Music in Vancouver and Richmond for 10 years and have taught privately over 30 years. I took classical piano lessons as a kid and completed Grade 9 RCM as well as Level 2 Music Theory Rudiments and attended Music College at Malaspina College (now VIU).