When I heard the recordings of John Williams, Julian Bream and Christopher Parkening, I was immediately attracted to the tone and expressiveness of the classical guitar. Playing and practicing have given me countless hours of enjoyment, which inspires me to share what I've learned with others by teaching.
I’ve had the privilege of studying the classical guitar with Edward Wright, Frederic Hand and while attending the USC Thornton School of Music, the late James Smith, who was an enormously influential teacher and friend. I’ve also benefited greatly by performing in the master classes of Pepe and Angel Romero, Michael Lorimer and Ernesto Bitetti and auditing the classes of Manuel Barrueco, Christopher Parkening and Andres Segovia. Since graduating Cum Laude from USC with a Bachelor of Music Degree in Classical Guitar Performance, I’ve continued studying intensely on my own, both the classical guitar and the craft of teaching.
In each of my classes, I’ll share my knowledge and experience to help you develop your playing in a way that encourages individuality and the enjoyment of music. It's my hope that by offering the highly discounted price of $35 per hour, I’ll attract more people to the style and contribute to the classical guitar’s growth.