Willing to teach
Beginner to advanced
2005 – 2008: Guitar Instructor & Band Coach for the hit Nickelodeon TV show “The Naked Brothers Band.”
2007:Online Facilitator, Masters Level, Jazz Arranging Course, Boston University.
2004-2006: Graduate Assistant to undergraduate jazz ensembles, City College; Instructor, National Guitar Summer Workshop, New Milford, Connecticut.
2006: Guest Instructor, State of Hesse youth championship small ensemble and big band winners (Jugend jazzt), Germany.
2004-2006: Instructor, National Guitar Summer Workshop, New Milford, Connecticut; Graduate Assistant to undergraduate jazz ensembles, City College.
2002-2004: Guitar Instructor at Slope Music, Brooklyn.
2000: Instructor for State of Hesse Youth Big Band, Germany.
1998-2000: Instructor, Jazz Guitar Master Class, Rhythm Section Workshop, and Jazz Standards Workshop for Kulturwerkstatt Waggong Frankfurt, Germany.
1999: Director, Jazz Improvisation and Rhythm Section Workshop for U.S. Army Band, Wiesbaden, Germany.
1993-97: Instructor, Professional Program, Future Music School, Aschaffenburg, Germany. Contributed to textbooks for use in Harmony/Theory, Ear-Training and Guitar instruction.
1988-92: Director, Jazz Workshop, Jazzclub Rödermark, Germany.
1987-88: Instructor, Assabett School for Continuing Education, Marlboro, Massachusetts; Mercuri Music, Westboro Massachusetts.
Subjects: Guitar, Bass, Repertoire, Ear Training, Rhythm, Harmony/Theory, Composition, Improvisation and Combos.
Styles: Jazz, Latin, Funk, Fusion, Blues, Rock and Classical.
2004-2006: M.A. in Jazz Performance, City College, New York. Studies with Adam Rodgers, Paul Bollenback, Ben Monder and John Patitucci. BMI Jazz Composers Workshop, A Section.
1987-2000: Private lessons with Jerry Bergonzi, Jon Damian, Mike Longo and Jonathan Kreisberg.
1986-88: Certificate of Music, Berklee College of Music, Boston. Recipient of Professional Music Scholarship. Studies in Performance (Guitar), Arrangement and Composition. Instructors: Brett Wilmott, Jim Odgren, Garrison Fewell, Charles Chapman, and Al Defino.
1982-1984: B.A. in Philosophy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Workshops and Seminars:
Having taught in schools, universities, and a variety of workshops, and with an extensive amount of experience in all aspects of music creation, I am available for workshops and seminars. I teach the following subjects:
Jazz, Rock, Blues, Latin Guitar
Arranging and Composition
Big Band performance
Small band coaching
Over 25 years experience teaching all levels and all ages, I am currently accepting applications for new students in the New York area. Ask me about my rates.