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 from 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 class I’ll share my knowledge and experience through a patient but focused teaching style that not only helps you learn the classical guitar, but encourages individual expression and the enjoyment of playing music.