“I believe every guitar player inherently has something unique about their playing. They just have to identify what makes them different and develop it.”
~ Jimmy Page
Have you ever been so lost in an activity where time just flies by but it only feels like you’ve sat down for only a few minutes? Or, have you ever been frustrated by not being able to play the music that really resonates with you? Perhaps you are new to music but the guitar has always intrigued you, or maybe you have been playing for a while but want to take your abilities to that next level. Or, maybe you are interested in studying music at a college or university and desire to prepare yourself for post-secondary studies. I welcome students ages 7 and older into my studio, located in Fort Langley, British Columbia.
I am a classical and acoustic guitarist and dedicated music educator. I help aspiring musicians find their artistic voice and realize their true artistic and personal potential.
I work with both the young and young-at-heart. Students have fun by challenging themselves and learning to overcome those obstacles and in doing so, develop the knowledge and skills that will allow them to fully express themselves musically. They also learn how to make things happen and thereby realise what they are truly capable of.
Lessons are one-on-one in order to give each student the individual attention needed to develop their unique set of gifts as well as tailor their lessons to the interests and needs of the student. I enjoy teaching all ages and abilities whether beginner, intermediate, or advanced. Regardless of level, I guide students to establish and build upon a solid foundation of musical abilities and technical skills that allow the individual to enjoy playing and authentically express themselves.
Although my background and training comes from the classical tradition, where I help you learn to express yourself through many different styles of performance throughout the 400 year history of the guitar, I also encourage students to explore other genres of music related to the acoustic guitar, such as finger-style, jazz, Flamenco, and Celtic music.
I am a member of the British Columbia Registered Music Teachers' Association (South Fraser Branch), the Vancouver Classic Guitar Society, and the Canadian Music Festival Adjudicators' Association.
I would be happy to make an appointment with you at a mutually convenient time, assess where you are at in your musical journey, and then show you what strategies are available to you that will lead you to discover your true musical potential.
If you would like more information, have questions, or are interested in studying music as it pertains to the guitar, please do not hesitate to contact me or simply click on the link below to register.
Guitar Lessons for Your Son or Daughter
"Music education can help spark a child's imagination or ignite a lifetime of passion. When you provide a child with new worlds to explore and challenges to tackle, the possibilities are endless. Music education should not be a privilege for a lucky few, it should be a part of every child's world of possibility."
~ H. Clinton
Parents hope their son or daughter's involvement in studying music will not only result in them enjoying and appreciating music, but parents also wish their child to develop the skills and knowledge that will help them be successful in life. Responsibility, perseverance, personal management, organizational skills, sharpened concentration, and discipline are just some of the essentials skills music students develop in order to experience success. Similarly, it is clear that students truly have fun (not just be entertained) when they recognize they are acquiring the skills and understanding that give them the freedom to create. Accomplishment is a great builder of self-esteem.
If you would like more information, have questions, or are interested in studying music as it pertains to the guitar, please do not hesitate to me. Contact