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"I began my professional teaching career in 2009 as an Associate Instructor of Guitar at Indiana University where I had the opportunity to teach both privately and in beginning-advanced guitar classes. I've additionally taught guitar at Manatee School for the Arts (FL) and helped run a highly sought-after community lessons network called the Parrish Music Academy from 2014-2017."

I'm thrilled to currently be working with the talented students at the State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota and Saint Leo University. My teaching is almost exclusively done through these schools, though I do take a select number of advanced private students by audition.

Student News

April 2020: Congratulations to student Liam Kaiser, winner of the Jazz Club of Sarasota scholarship!

February 2020: Congratulations to student Liam Kaiser, accepted to the University of South Florida, the Berklee College of Music, and attending the University of North Florida!

April 2019: Congratulations to student Dominc DeGaetano, accepted to the University of South Florida on scholarship for jazz guitar studies!

March 2019: Congratulations to student Amy Bennyhoff, accepted to and attending Florida State University!

June 2018: Congratulations to student Jacob Anatra, winner of a scholarship from the Jazz Club of Sarasota!

April 2018: Congratulations to student Dominic DeGaetano, named State College of Florida's Most Outstanding Music Freshman!

May 2017: Congratulations to student Nico Sanchez, accepted to and attending University of North Florida for jazz guitar studies!

February 2017: Congratulations to student Nico Sanchez, named top Jazz Guitarist at the 2017 FCSAA Winter Music Symposium!

Music Schools students have been accepted to:

Berklee College of Music

Butler University

Florida State University

Oklahoma City University

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

Southeast Missouri State University

Temple University

University of Central Florida

University of North Florida

University of North Texas

University of South Florida

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