• Being Prepared as a Musician

    One lesson that I drill home to all of my music students is the importance of being prepared.

  • 5 Benefits of Music Lessons

    …A study of 7,500 university students revealed that music majors scored the highest reading\r\nscores among all majors including English, biology, chemistry and math…

  • Approaches to Songwriting

    A lot of music students come in with the question of “How do I write a song?” So, I analyzed my own songwriting, and came up with three basic approaches to sparking the songwriting process.

  • How to Solo (Part 3)

    The next time you take a solo, keep the principle in mind of telling a story.

  • How to Solo (Part 1)

    Perhaps one of the hardest things to teach in music lessons is how to solo. Students are down right frightened of soloing and improvising at times. One of the reasons it is so hard to teach is that there are so many factors. So I have decided to split this blog into a series. Let’s begin with the basics.

  • Electric or Acoustic Guitar?

    Students should consider the music they listen to when deciding whether to buy an acoustic or electric guitar.

  • The Value of “In Person” Music Lessons

    One can’t replicate the relationship you form, playing together in person, and the opportunities that come from private lessons.

  • Find Your Teacher

    There is no substitute for the genuine connection that occurs between an enthusiastic student and a confident, qualified teacher.

  • Useful Apps for Music Lessons

    These apps will help you exercise the basic elements of music, and have you more prepared for your next lesson.

  • Coming To Your Lesson Prepared

    It is extremely important to come to your music lessons prepared. But whyyy, you ask, dreading the scolding that typically comes from teachers or bosses. Fear not! Below are some reasons/helpful suggestions that will make your lesson experience even MORE fun.