The first half-hour session with me is free and no-obligation.  I expect any prospective student to ask some questions and see what I’m like in person before making any decision.  All of my lessons are “open door” and I encourage parents, grandparents, and/or siblings to sit in on any lesson and see the progress the student is making.  I have a list of references available on request.

Make sure you have these items to be prepared for your first lesson:

– If you have a smartphone, tablet, or laptop, the Guitar Pro app is required (click on links to add it to your device):




PC/Mac version for laptop.

– I prefer to send lesson notes via email.  Students who do not have access to email must bring a three ring-binder to every lesson.
– If you don’t have a smartphone, tablet, or laptop, you will need a guitar or bass method book.  Groups of two students must use the same guitar or bass method.
– A guitar tuner (I suggest the Korg GA-1 or Guitar Tuna – a free tuner for guitar).
– If you don’t have a smartphone, tablet, or laptop, you will need to purchase a metronome to help develop rhythm (I suggest the Korg MA-1).
– Acoustic guitar students will want to purchase a capo.

Click HERE for some tips on downloading Guitar Pro files to your device at home.

List of iOS apps I use in lessons (optional):

Dropbox – store Guitar Pro files, chord/lyric .txt files, leadsheets, and PDFs.

MetroTimer – free metronome with a handy tap tempo function.

Drum Beats+ – sampled drum beats for practicing/songwriting.

Please contact me if you have any questions.