Teaching Philosophy

I believe in helping each student develop their own personal voice on the guitar. Working with discipline and intelligence to develop a beautiful sound and solid technical foundation. Listening carefully to interpret your ideas and if necessary, offer ways to help them better match your intentions. Sharing the tools of proper preparation and learning how they lead to a successful performance.


And finally, whether it is a college audition, graduate recital, professional concert or a coffee house performance, making sure you are prepared for your next step.

  • Guitarists interested in private or online instruction can contact me here.

  • Students interested in Syracuse University or Onondaga Community College can click on the appropriate heading above.

  • Those interested in the progress of my former students are welcome to click the appropriate heading above.