I am a guitarist and teacher, classically trained from the University of Utah with several years of teaching experience with children and adults of various ages and skill levels. I love music in its entirety. I enjoy playing just about every musical genre there is. Teaching and playing music are my passion in life. I genuinely love to see my students progress and learn new concepts as time goes on. Witnessing my students progress and joy in learning guitar is an experience that I truly cherish. I was born and raised in Salt Lake City, I love this state and I'm excited to continue growing in it. I am a husband and very proud parent of three kids. I love my family and music with every fiber of my being and I'm grateful to teach others the gift of music for a living. A summary of my teaching experience is listed below.
Teaching and Performance Experience:
Bachelors Degree from The University of Utah with an emphasis in Instrumental Music Education
Professional Teaching License Issued by the Utah State Office Board of Education (Utah Music K-12 Teaching License)
Passed the Praxis II Music Content Exam
Guitarist in the Jazz Program at the University of Utah, Jazz Guitar Ensemble 1 & 2
Cellist in the Utah Campus Symphony at the University of Utah
Student Taught at Cottonwood High School & Mountain View Elementary
Electronic Music & Ableton Live Certification issued by the world renowned "Dubspot" school. located in New York City
Successfully Taught Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Concert Band & Guitar Ensembles
Performed in several bands ranging from Jazz, Soul, Singer/Songwriter and Reggae music
Counselor at the Boys and Girls Club in Sugarhouse for over 3 years (experience in teaching and organizing activities for kids between the ages of 5-12 years old)
Over 16 years of playing experience on the guitar, and 10 years of teaching experience.
If you are interested in taking superior quality lessons from a highly qualified instructor, I would enjoy working with you.