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I have taught at Berklee College of Music, Club Passim's School of Music, and the Concord Conservatory of Music. I am currently Guitar and Banjo Faculty at Cambridge Music Consortium (CMC).

As an educator, I work with each student to develop a personalized study plan designed to meet their unique goals.

This approach allows me to make a genuine and meaningful connection with my students, and makes the lessons fun and engaging. I love working with students of all ages and skill levels to further their joy and craft. I strive to promote the development of listening skills, body awareness, and humor as invaluable tools on the path towards mastering a musical instrument.​


At the core of my teaching philosophy is a strong belief that music is best learned through music. Therefore, I present techniques and concepts in application through real-world musical examples. Inspired by my immersion in folk music, I am passionate about teaching by ear. That being said, I work with my students on applicable formal tools such as sight reading and harmonic analysis.


Having studied with some of world's greatest musicians and taught thousands of lessons, I have found that fun and effective learning strategies are the key to any successful journey of study.

I look forward to working with you! Please feel free to contact me at for more details, and to schedule an in-person or online lesson.

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