Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN: 2009-2013
courses taught: Commercial Guitar, Commercial Music Ensemble, Basic & Advanced Studio, Music Appreciation. Coordinator & Artistic Director, TSU Guitar Summit

Art Institute Of Tennessee – Nashville, Nashville, TN: audio department faculty since 2008
courses taught: Music Fundamentals, Advanced Music Theory, Listening & Analysis, World Music Development & Theory



Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI), Nashville, TN (since 2006)
Faculty, Song Camp 2017
Workshop Pro, 2006-present

Faculty, SongPosium conference 2006-2012
Topics include musicianship in songwriting, rhythm and groove, and musical concepts for non-musicians at Nashville headquarters and regional chapters.

Southwest Regional Folk Alliance, Austin, TX (2016)
Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival, Orange Beach, AL (2013, 2015)
Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN (2014)
Mid-Missouri Songwriters Collective, Columbia, MO (2014)
Lamar State College, Port Arthur, TX (2011, 2013)
Fort Worth Songwriters Association, Fort Worth, TX (2010, 2012)
Nashville Songwriters Festival, Nashville, TN (2009-2012)
Center For Southern Folklore, Memphis, TN (2009)
Georgia Music Industry Association, Atlanta, GA (2008)
Concentration Musique Nashville – semi-annual intensive w/ visiting students from Ecole Charles-Gravel in Chicoutimi, Quebec, Canada (2009-2011, 2013-2014, 2017)


Private Instruction:
Dave Isaacs Guitar Studio on Music Row, Nashville, TN 2009-present
Grand Staff Music, Franklin, TN: instrumental faculty 2008-2009
John Robert Powers, Nashville, TN: vocal faculty 2006-2007
World Music Nashville, Nashville TN, instrumental faculty 2005-2007
National Guitar Workshop, faculty 2003-2004
New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA): faculty judge, 1994-2000
private studio, Albertson, NY, 1987-2005


Designed and filmed six guitar courses for online community
Effortless Guitar (2012)
Beginner Guitar (2014)
50 Years of Guitar (2015)
Acoustic Guitar Styles (2016)
Phrase Like A Pro (2016)
Arranging Guitar Parts (2017)

Designed and filmed Music Fundamentals for Performing Artists course for artist development company PCG Universal (2014)

Publication (online):

Weekend Warrior blog for, 2015-2016
Music News Nashville, 2009-2014
Songwriters Connection E-Tip newsletter since 2009


Master of Music, Manhattan School Of Music, NYC, 1993
Bachelor of Music, magna cum laude, Queens College/CUNY, 1991

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