I work with all kind of students, from complete beginners to working performers and successful hit songwriters. No matter your skill level or playing goals, I work with every student to develop a command of the basic skills and the ability to delve deeper into any musical style or interest.

I teach piano as well, with a special focus on songwriting and accompaniment skills. If you took traditional lessons as a child, you might have learned in a way that doesn’t really serve the needs of a contemporary performer or songwriter. Have had years of practical experience putting my formal training to work as a professional musician and teacher, I can help you identify and strengthen the skills you need most to meet your goals.

Specialty areas include:

  • mechanics (playing comfortably and with fluidity)
  • vocabulary (how many chords DO you know?)
  • accompaniment and rhythm skills for singers
  • effective practice methods and the mindset for success
  • improvisation and melody playing
  • guitar as a songwriting tool
  • practical music theory

Scheduling is flexible, from one-time tuneups to weekly lessons and intensive multi-lesson bootcamp sessions!

Get in touch to schedule a session. If you can’t get to Nashville, take a lesson from anywhere in the world via Skype.

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One Response to Private Sessions

  • If I can figure out Skype I’d be very interested in lessons. I want to know more chord theory; I am stuck in “the usual”. I saw your piece on Kim Copeland’s Fine Tune– awesome. I want to learn more voicings, make chords more interesting, better progressions. I am confident it also will help unlock melodies. I am a writer [performed long ago but at a low “who didn’t think they could play in the 70s” coffee house/bar music room level]. Books and magazine articles just don’t help me much.

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