I started on brass and woodwinds and grade-school, and began on guitar at 12. I love American music-pop, rock, jazz, country, and blues. I studied and played Middle Eastern Music at UCSB, and worked as band director at a k-8 public school 2003-2013, before opening my private studio. I have gigged weekly for the past 20 years, playing covers/standards, and original music.

TEACHING STYLE

I have a California Teaching credential. My approach is holistic: one size does not fit all! I seek what a learning musician is inspired by, and work to keep musicality fun, rewarding, and life long endeavor for all involved!