My method of teaching uses a variety of songs that help you learn chords, rhythm, and multiple techniques. Using this song based method of teaching, I combine many classic songs with modern music to establish a solid music foundation that accelerates your rate of learning so you can learn quickly without skipping important fundamentals. I utilize modern tools like Dropbox and Spotify to expand instruction beyond your lesson and into the home with video instruction, accessible through your computer, smartphone or tablet. I don't require purchasing music books, I provide all the music you'll need. I also love incorporating your favorite songs to make practicing a more enjoyable experience. Whether you’re into the oldies or you love newer music, I can help you obtain the necessary techniques and chords to learn virtually any song. I teach from artists like the Beatles, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, U2, The Doors, Coldplay, John Mayer, Green Day, Daughtry, Jason Mraz, Jack Johnson, Taylor Swift, The Killers, Mumford & Sons, and many others. I have over 20 years of combined music experience primarily on guitar and piano. I started piano at 7 and continued to learn and perform through grade school and college, mastering classical and jazz piano. I picked up the guitar at age 16 and haven’t put it down since, becoming a songwriter, performer, and teacher. I enjoy modern acoustic music and electric jazz, with lots of in betweens as well. My musical influences include Ben Folds, John Mayer, and The Fray to name a few. Since 2008 I have been offering lessons to people of various ages, interests and levels. I have found teaching to be the most rewarding of all my musical experiences. The best way to reach me is by phone. I find texting or emails less personal and difficult to get information through. Call and we can setup a time for a first free lesson so I can get to know you and see where your interests are. 30 minute lessons are $15 and hour lessons are $25.