Category Archives: Music Lessons

Now Teaching in Westchester, NY!

I’m now available for lessons in Ossining, NY at the “Best of Westchester” Award winning Mike Risko Music School. Check out their website, and hopefully I’ll see you there!

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Best of 2014

Happy Holidays! Here’s a list of the top 5 blog posts from 2014. Here they are, in case you missed them! 5. Freight Train Fingerstyle Guitar Lesson This is my intermediate fingerstyle guitar lesson for the Elizabeth Cotten classic “Freight … Continue reading

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Intro to Indian Music Class

I’m happy to announce my upcoming Intro to Indian Ragas class in Pittsburgh, offered by the Calliope School of Folk Music. It’s a four-week workshop, open to anyone interested in learning the fundamentals of Hindustani music.

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Music Lessons in Pittsburgh

I’m now offering private guitar, banjo and mandolin lessons in Pittsburgh, PA. All levels are welcome! Contact me if your interested in folk music or jazz, theory or fundamentals, or world music.

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Review: Coursera Introduction to Improvisation

Sorry for the delay on these reviews, I’ll be posting about Weeks 3, 4, and 5 of Gary Burton’s Introduction to Improvisation class this week. Week 3 deals with the application of scales to harmonies in a vertical manner, i.e., … Continue reading

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Free Guitar Lesson: Freight Train

Here is the tab for the first part of my  lesson on Elizabeth Cotten’s Freight Train. Here is the video, also available on Youtube. The notations for the second and third variations are available to subscribers to my newsletter. These are … Continue reading

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Review: Coursera Introduction to Improvisation

I’ve just completed the assignments for Week 1 of Gary Burton’s introductory improvisation class. I think it’s off to a good start, and he really throws you right into the thick of things. The first lectures address music as a … Continue reading

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Review: Coursera Introduction to Improvisation

Today I had my first glimpse of the online Introduction to Improvisation course offered by Berklee College of Music. It is a five-week class presenting some of the fundamentals of jazz improvisation. I’ll be giving a week-by-week review as a … Continue reading

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Music Lessons in Koh Samui

I am currently teaching from two locations on Koh Samui. I am available every day in Ban  Lamai and every Wednesday and Friday in Ban Maenam. I teach private guitar, banjo, and mandolin lessons, as well as music theory, jazz … Continue reading

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New Book! Guitar: A Course for Adult Beginners

I just finished printing my new book Guitar: A Course for Adult Beginners. The content is related to that found in my Beginner Guitar Series. However, the book is more focused as a workbook/songbook, emphasizing the methods for building a basic vocabulary … Continue reading

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