I offer a holistic approach to musical truth. The focus of my instruction is not solely the fundamentals of music theory and modern technique, (and how to practically apply these mental and physical strengths to channel your deepest feelings through your instrument), but also an exploration into the use of music as a metaphor for life itself. I can help you to lead a more musical lifestyle based on a natural blend of wisdom from the origins of organized sound, knowledge of humanity’s rich history of artistic expression, and practice distilled from the ritualistic disciplines of mantras and meditation. All grounded by the down-to-earth awareness and authenticity of my own real-world experience as a composer, recording artist, and performer.
It’s my real-world experience, or 'Proof of Purpose', that sets me apart from many other instructors that you’ll find online. I have been writing, recording, teaching, and performing as a professional musician for more than 40yrs. and have studied music from the perspective of Pythagoras and his 'Music of the Spheres' to the classical strategies of Stravinsky’s atonality and Schoenberg’s serial twelve-tone rows to the jazz of John Coltrane’s Matrix and George Russell’s Lydian Chromatic Concept. I’ve analyzed the evolution of the blues and then learned to burn by employing the shred techniques of modern-day virtuosos like Eddie Van Halen, Yngwie Malmsteen, and Steve Vai. I’ve also gone deep into musical mysticism and practice the spiritual approach of music guru Hazrat Inayat Khan and the mental manifestation techniques of Kenny Werner. I’ve internalized all of these artistries and beliefs to create a singular musical voice that speaks volumes about how I feel inside and have humbly accepted accolades from many prestigious masters of the craft who were drawn into my music without me having to project myself towards them.
Here are a few highlights of my musical life:
So I not only teach students to play a musical instrument, but also use music as a metaphor for many of life’s lessons, and offer encouragement to become musical in your thoughts, words, and actions, so that you may express yourself more melodiously in life and more easily harmonize with the world around you, and I also provide practical professional advice about how to find your own unique voice and succeed as a musician on your own terms. Message me so we can get started on your journey towards a more musical future.
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