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I’m located in Brooklyn, NY and have taught privately for about 16 years. I was a faculty member at National Guitar Workshop, Montclair Music Studios, author of the Twang 101 column for Premier Guitar Magazine and I write instructional guitar courses for Truefire. I’m available for private lessons and seminars and I teach all levels. If you live somewhere outside of the Tri-State area, I can do Skype or Google video lessons. If you would like to do a video lesson please have a general idea of what you would like to work on beforehand. After payment is received I will email you any handouts pertaining to the lesson in PDF form and we will set up a time.
You can also choose one of the downloadable lessons here on the instruction page. These lessons are available almost immediately after purchase. The downloadable lessons come with PDFs including notation and tab and MP3s of performances and personal instruction. I’m always adding new lessons so keep checking back or feel free to suggest a topic.
|Walk Don't Run||Note for note transcription of The Ventures classic. Includes notation and tab.||Beginner/Intermediate||$4.99||Buy Now|
|Mister Sandman||Note for note transcription of the Chet Atkins classic. Includes notation and tab.||Intermediate/Advanced||$4.99||Buy Now|
|Tweedle Dee||Note for note transcription of the Chet Atkins classic. Includes notation and tab.||Intermediate/Advanced||$4.99||Buy Now|
|Buckaroo||Note for note transcription of the Buckaroos classic. Includes notation and tab.||Beginner/Intermediate||$4.99||Buy Now|
|Holly Jolly Christmas||Note for note transcription of my arrangement of Holly Jolly Christmas.||Intermediate/Advanced||$4.99||Buy Now|
|Mystery Train||Great travis picking instrumental version of the Junior Parker/Elvis classic Mystery Train. This lesson gets you playing Scotty Moore's guitar part and Elvis's vocal at the same time. It comes with MP3s of a performance and breakdown. Notation and tab are also included. ||Intermediate/Advanced||$9.99||Buy Now|
Free YouTube Lesson
|This is the notation and tab to a popular YouTube lesson I have up. It's an introduction to country bends. All based off of the interval of a 3rd. Great for emulating pedal steel guitar.||Intermediate/Advanced||$4.99||Buy Now|
|Intro To Travis Picking Course|| This is a course for guitar players who have never travis picked before. It's also a great place to start if you're interested in Chet Atkins style. It includes over forty MP3s of uptempo and slowed down performances and breakdowns. The course is divided into eight lessons: |
1. Travis Picking Drills
2. Three Common Chord Shapes
3. Building I, IV, V Progressions
4. Travis Picking Pattern Over a I, IV, V Progression
5. Travis Picking With Walking Bass Lines
6. Travis Picking With Chord Embellishment
7. Travis Picking With Chord Inversions
8. The Kitchen Sink.
The last section is an instrumental study that puts all of your new travis picking chops to work. The course includes notation and tab in PDF form for each section.