I have been playing guitar for 18 years. I studied music and graduated from Boston College with a degree in Music composition and theory. While living in Nashville for 10 years I worked with Music Row songwriters, publishers and studio musicians. I have produced records for independent artists and currently write music for TV, radio and documentary films with Hummingbird Productions. I live with my wife in Fort Worth and love to teach. Basically, I like to make music and have fun! *** Lesson Details *** I am a laid back teacher. After six months of guitar lessons with me you will be able to jam with other musicians. My philosophy is to have fun. I picked up the guitar at age thirteen because I was inspired by Nirvana. I was quickly turned on to Jimi Hendrix, which eventually led to me discovering jazz, classical music and songwriting. Music is a vast world and I believe in teaching songs that the student wants to play. *** Studio Equipment *** The In-Studio lessons are taught in my music studio (in a loft) or in my living room (the music parlor). The loft studio is used to record music for commercials. Seating available. No pets. Bass and electric guitar amplifiers, keyboard, ukulele, mandolin, fiddle, microphones and assortment of audio equipment for recording. *** Travel Equipment *** I provide a guitar tuner and learning materials (books, etc.). If it is electric guitar I can bring a practice amplifier for the lesson. I expect the student to have a guitar and guitar strings for him or her to learn. I also advise a practice amplifier for electric guitar students. *** Specialties *** On Guitar: Acoustic & Electric guitar, Rock n' Roll, Blues, Jazz, Improvisation, Merle Travis chicken pickin', slide guitar and music theory. In the world of audio recording, I am well versed in digital recording platforms (DAWs) such as Pro Tools and Logic. I operate Logic from my home studio to write and record music for TV, radio and film.