Blackstar Studios-Fox Lake Illinois-Classical/Acoustic/Electric Guitar Instruction

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Beginning to advanced lessons are offered for classical, fingerstyle, and electric guitar(rock and metal styles).

My teaching style is very unique. I have studied with the luminaries of the classical guitar world, and have attended conservatories and colleges for seven years with an average a 3.7 gpa,. 

I’ve studied music theory, history, conducting, orchestration, analysis, period performance practice, and am proficient on several instruments besides guitar. I like to teach musicality as well as  technique.

I was also invited to perform in over twenty masterclasses, and had ten years experience as a rock bassist and neo-classical metal guitarist before formal studies began.

Lessons: Lessons are available in Lake County Illinois–Antioch, and Fox Lake, Illinois –my hometowns.

My expressive style, technique, and romantic sense is based heavily in the Segovia school(traditional Spanish classical) and is tempered by modern artistic sensibility and technique. My teaching method is unique and very individualized- emphasizing physical awareness, musicality, and expressiveness.

I am also trained to aid guitarists with physiological issues(pain.posture) and “undoing” bad teachings(retraining) is a specialty(thanks to the internet and youtube “lessons”).


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