guitarist  |  composer

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Guitarist . Composer


I began my professional teaching career in 2009 as an Associate Instructor at Indiana University. 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