My Teaching Approach: It always excites me to see my students progress in their own unique way. Whether you are a total beginner or an advanced musician, I always seek to create lessons based on your interests. Music brings people together and helps us to understand who we are. It is with that in mind that I take a great pleasure in passing on what learned.

My Past Mentors:
I wouldn't able to teach without learning from these great musical minds: Connie Lebeau, Neils Peterson, Ken Hall, Sherman Sheldon, Rob Cheramy, Pat Coleman, Lee Ellefson, Greg Meiklejohn, Geoff Young, Chris Donnelly, Mike Murley and many more. Thanks to each of you for your inspiration and guidance.

What I Teach:
Guitar: All Levels
Theory & Ear Training: All Levels

Ukulele: All Levels

Voice: Beginner to Intermediate

Bass: Beginner to Intermediate


Specialties:

  • jazz theory, harmony and stylistic playing

  • rock/pop/folk practical music theory

  • chord, scale and arpeggio knowledge

  • improvisation - rock, blues, jazz

  • ear training

  • songwriting and arranging

  • singing and playing

  • body tension and musical attention

  • help with learning your favorite songs

Single Lesson Rates: 
1/2 hour - $35
3/4 hour - $45
hour - $55

Package Promos: (I prefer regular lesson times).

8 1/2 hour lessons: $240. Save $40.

8 3/4 hour lessons: $ 320. Save $40.

8 hour long lessons: $400. Save $40.

Location: Zoom until restrictions ease. Possibility for week day backyard lessons in Quadra Villiage area. 

Qualifications:

  • Masters in Jazz Performance. University of Toronto. 2021.

  • Retail Action Network. Public Education Coordinator. 2019.

  • Diploma in Social Justice Studies. 2017.

  • Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies .Vancouver Island University. 2014.

  • Over fourteen years of private instruction experience

  • Past Instructor at Drum Wave Music School (2017-2019)

  • Past Faculty at Larsen Music (Victoria, 2015 & 2016)

  • Wildflower Music Studio, Guitar Instructor (Shawnigan Lake, 2014)

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