Music Lessons and the Creative Process

Guitar Lessons

I’ve been performing and composing music since the early 1970’s.  Several core principles have emerged from these experiences:

  • Teaching is about providing tools that allow guitarists to be musically expressive.
  • Hand placement, articulation, the breath and relaxation are essential elements of technique.
  • Musicianship, including the study of timing, rhythmic feels, harmony and melody are vital ingredients in the process of becoming a guitarist.

Creative Process

The process of discovering your creativity through music is infinitely varied.

  • I teach acoustic and electric guitar styles, including Latin, jazz, Bossa nova, funk, fusion and flamenco.

For lessons in Santa Fe, New Mexico, please contact me at

To hear my original music, including the latest album, Ocean Blues, that features arrangements by trumpeter Erik Jekabson, please visit:

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