I've been playing guitar since high school, originally inspired by listening to a local rock station on the East Coast. After college I moved to California and completed the Musicians Institute of Technology Professional Guitar program, then arrived in Minneapolis to join the local music scene. Through the years I have played, performed, and recorded with various types of rock bands, mostly original music ranging from grunge and hard rock to pop and fusion-influenced odd-meter rock. Recently I've been exploring fingerstyle and writing acoustic instrumentals. I am excited to be teaching guitar. My students range in age from children to adults. I find that each student is unique, and I aim to tailor my lessons according to the student's learning style and his or her musical taste.