I have been teaching students since 1989. I have studied jazz in college and have studied numerous theory books. I have recorded two albums and toured the country performing solo concerts and with bands. I have been a worship leader for several churches where I organized all the music and rehearsed the bands. I have taught rock band and praise band.
I believe a student should play the music they love. I teach students how to read and count which I believe is a fundamental skill that is needed for any instrument you play. I want my students to enjoy playing. If they don't like a song that I have assigned them, then I can't expect them to go to their instrument to practice. Students need to be inspired. I want to inspire! I get great pleasure out of watching student become musicians.