How long have you been playing guitar?
I have been playing guitar for over 30 years.
I have played nearly every style of guitar for the last 25 years in various projects throughout my career.
Master of Music, Classical Guitar Performance, University of North Texas, 1991.
Minor – Music Composition.
Bachelor of Music, Jazz Guitar Performance, University of North Texas, 1987.
Minor – Music Theory.
AREAS OF EXPERIENCE:
· Arranged lesson schedules for 10-15 students per semester, including management of administrative add/drop records.
· Constructed lesson plans for university classes and private students.
· Devised grading criteria and administered classroom testing.
· Set goals and objectives in individual and classroom instruction at all undergraduate levels.
· Evaluated skills and capabilities of private students and adapted methods for each.
1994- Present; Taught guitar and theory to over 120 students of ages 7 through adult in rock/pop, jazz, classical, and folk/bluegrass styles.
August 2009 – December 2010, August 2013 – Present; Taught Applied Guitar as adjunct instructor.
Tarrant County College Southeast
Spring 2005 – May 2012; Taught applied guitar, Beginning Guitar, Music Appreciation and Music Reading classes as adjunct instructor.
El Centro College
August 2006 – December 2006; Taught Applied Guitar and Jazz Ensemble as adjunct instructor.
Tarrant County College Northwest
Spring 1995 – Spring 1997; Taught Applied Guitar at beginner through intermediate levels as adjunct instructor. Chose repertoire and prepared each student for semester end recitals.
University of North Texas
Fall 1988 – Spring 1991; Taught over 90 students in undergraduate guitar classes and private lessons as Graduate Teaching Fellow.
Played solo classical guitar and as a member of several rock and jazz ensembles at regular club, cafe and corporate/society engagements in Southwest region as well as single appearances in New York and Los Angeles.
Logged over 250 hours in 12 recording and mastering facilities as composer/performer/producer through completion of six CD releases.
Fulbright Scholarship Candidate, Fall 1990.
Awarded Graduate Teaching Fellowship, September 1988 – May 1991.