Guitar & Ukulele Instruction
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I am a professional musician, private guitar teacher and ukulele instructor. Feel free to contact me for recording sessions as well as live work requiring blues and jazz guitar playing. If you are in need of a private guitar and/or ukulele instructor, I can do that too. To date I have taught hundreds of students how to play the guitar and ukulele. For beginning guitarists I teach the “Hal Leonard Guitar Method” books 1, 2 & 3. For ukulele students, “How To Pick & Strum the Ukulele” By H.M. Kimura is the method of choice. For intermediate, advanced and pro-guitarists I use a variety of methods along with handouts containing theory, technique and repertoire depending on the current needs of the student. Blues and jazz are the styles that we communicate with. Of course what I do professionally for a living is just a part of how I live my life. I also live as a husband, father, zen buddhist, food and drink fan and citizen of the world. I can be reached at Cheers, TM ♪
"Music in the soul can be heard by the universe." - Lao Tzu
Live Performance 2020
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Nothing but blues here. My latest release for 2019. If you like blues guitar instrumentals look no further. Left click on the image to sample the sounds & purchase if you like @ cd baby.
A fine guitar instrumental cd co-produced with my good friend Danny Ciarfalia. The music is far-ranging and eclectic encompassing styles across the sonic map. Simply put, it's good stuff! Left click on the image to sample some of it on cd baby.
Whoa...I didn't know I'd gone through so many books. Scroll through it. You might find something of musical interest that will aid in your journey. Left click on the image to read.
Here's the 2018 addition to the stock. Left click on the image to sample the sounds & purchase if you like at cd baby.
Guitar music at its best. My 2016 outing. Left click on the image to sample the sounds & purchase if you like at cd baby.
"A blues jazz cd speaking in riffs made for headphones." I wrote the songs, produced the music and played guitar on the cd along with my good friends William Bongiovanni (bass) and Korey Mall (drums). Check it out! Left Click on the image to sample the sounds on cd baby.
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EPK info with picture. (PDF) Left click on image to view>
Third person bio with contact information and Picture/ (PDF) Left click on the image to view
Nice words that some of my musical students and associates have taken the time to share about their musical experiences with me. Left click on the image to read.