Who I Teach

In 36 years of teaching, one of the most important lessons I’ve learned from my students is that raw talent is not necessary to become a great guitarist.

Hard work, motivation, and the proper mental attitude are the key contributors to growing and excelling as a guitarist.

I’ve found that my most successful students possess many of the following characteristics. They are:

  • Psychologically flexible and open to new ideas
  • Curious and inquisitive
  • Willing to take risks
  • Seek outlets for creativity and problem solving
  • Value self-expression
  • May be frustrated with their ability to be creative and innovative in the workplace

Student playing guitar

I have found that these qualities are most often found in adult professionals over 30; however highly motivated younger students can also achieve similar results.

Sound like you? Learn about my guitar teaching method.

On the other hand, I’ve found that students who are:

  • Rigid
  • Looking for quick and easy results
  • Poorly motivated and not willing to put in sufficient practice
  • Generally indifferent to how things work

are not a good match for my services.