Teaching Philosophy

Teaching is a two-way street. It is an exchange between a guide and a traveller. Even guides learn new things about the land they inhabit if they are truly open to inquiries. My goal as an educator is to empower my students while challenging them. I aim to provoke wonder and excitement by celebrating small successes, and asking my students to use newly learned concepts and techniques to paint a bigger picture for themselves. Art is a gift, and I feel called to introduce others to their own creative powers.


 Music designed for dance exercises

Music designed for dance exercises

Dance Class Musician Rates

$50/hour 

(Note: Performance rates are separate, and negotiated differently)

I am a lover of dance and educational environments. Accompanying dance classes appeals to my sense of service and collaboration.

Teaching dance class with a live musician can bring the class to a different level. You get more of your focus for your students, and the class gets an extra zap of unique energy. I create a custom template for each instructor, and can accompany in a variety of styles and voicings. Fill out the contact form to schedule our class together.

Music Teaching Rates

 Learn bass, drums, guitar, piano, ukelele, violin, or voice in a style that suits you. 

1-hour session
in studio

$50 for 1 
$180 for package of 4 
(10% discount)

Group rate:

$50 for first student,
1/2 off each additional

1-hour session
house call

$60 for 1 
$215 for package of 4
(10% discount)

Group rate:

$60 for first student,
1/2 off each additional

*Studio located in Madison Valley


Rock School

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Click the image to learn more about Rock School

I help direct a music camp geared at teaching youth a 360-degree approach to music making. They learn about composition, arrangement, rehearsal, studio recording, live sound, performance, promotion, and art.

Over my past three years at Rock School, I have taught beginning and intermediate guitar, bass, drums, composition, vocals, and band art. I provide press and concert photographs, so they finish camp with recorded materials, as well as professional quality promotional assets.


Online Music Lab

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Click this image to visit Online Music Lab

A long time tour mate and collaborator of mine had a vision to create an online music school. It was born from a shared desire to help people improve their lives through learning music. I created graphics, user interface elements, instructional materials, and a series of guitar and songwriting tutorials for the site. All of the instructors are active artists in my home city, Denver.