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Have Guitar... will play...

Who am I?

...I am a junior high school music teacher, and teach general music and orchestra. General music is basically guitar class, as we play guitar all year long. Maybe once in while stray off topic and try someting different.

In addition to general music, I also direct the school orchestra. There is nothing in the world equal to teaching students to become mature performers and strong, confident musicians.

Beyond the classroom, I also teach private lessons at a small music studio, which is a great contrast to the classroom where the "good students" sometimes do not get all of the attention they need or deserve. I addition to teaching guitar and bass, I also teach beginning piano, theory, and brass instruments.

What am I thinking about today???

The strat is dead for me! I'm not sure why... but it might have to do with the fact that I recently played some custom shop and high level Americans and they all were not that special. My cheap mexican model (with no modifications - completely stock) is so much better. Well, as disappointing as this all maybe, I might have just talked myself out of spending well over $1000 and who doesn't want extra spending money around...

to spend on a new amp!!!!!

Musical Influences

  • Stevie Ray Vaughan, Hendrix, Page, Clapton
  • Alison Krauss and Union Station, Jerry Douglas, Brad Paisley, Sean Watkins, Sam Bush
  • Gustav Mahler, Beethoven, Gabrieli

Favorite Recordings

  • SRV - Texas Flood, The Sky is Crying
  • AKUS - Lonely Runs Both Ways / Jerry Douglas - Lookout for Hope
  • CSO w/George Solti - Complete Mahler Symphonies