Standard rates of $50 per hour and $25 per half hour at Uptown Music and Jon Sharp Studios, or in-home location with $10 fee to cover time and gas if I travel to your location in Salem, Dallas, or McMinnville for guitar lessons. Discounts available for group lessons.
Lessons at Tuff Shark Records in Stayton are $30 for a half hour lesson, no travel fee.
I write individual lesson plans and learning progressions for each of my students. When you study with me, I make sure that you're headed in the direction you want to go as a musician and a guitarist. I've used Frederick Noad's Solo Guitar Playing, Scott Tennant's Pumping Nylon, and various other resources in teaching, but my goal is to start you playing real music as soon as possible.
- Guitar strap or foot stool
- Method Book
- Music Stand
I travel up to 30 minutes to teach at your location, and I also offer remote lessons over Zoom
I'm currently a student of Dr. Cameron O'Connor, professor at Oregon State University. Previously I studied with Dr. Mark Stanek at Corban University and William Jenks, director of US Classic Guitar. Additionally, I've performed in masterclasses for Sharon Isbin (2016), Pablo Villegas (2017), Carlos Barbosa-Lima (2019), and Colin Davin (2021).
Professional performing experience includes performing weekly restaurant gigs at Chira's and Capitol City Grill from January 2019 through COVID closures in March 2020, participation in the 2nd and 3rd Editions of the Virtual Guitar Orchestra, solo recitals at local assisted living communities and ministries, ensemble performances with the Marylhurst Guitar Ensemble and the PSU Guitar Orchestra, and various competitions. Board member and regular performer at the Corvallis Guitar Society. Weddings and Wineries in the Willamette Valley.