Get to know our guitar instructors! Scroll down to read each instructor’s background and biography and choose the teacher that best fits your needs.
“My passion for creating music and sharing my knowledge with others is unmatched, and I could not be more excited to be a part of the incredibly talented team here at Mindful Music Center!”
“As a child my parents would constantly indulge in music from across genres and cultures that opened my mind to the countless possibilities of sounds and feelings that different styles of music can provide the listener. I began taking Guitar lessons on my 7th birthday and have been obsessed with growing and sharing my knowledge ever since. In school, I learned the trumpet, which expanded my knowledge of music theory, and taught me what it means to be a part of an ensemble. This allowed me to evolve my way of thinking about the guitar and incorporate new approaches and styles into my playing. When I was a teenager I began teaching, including private lessons with students of all ages, and regularly operated an annual summer camp band in Central Florida. During my study of audio engineering at Full Sail University, I began working as a songwriter and studio musician for local projects, as well as continuing to teach students of all ages. As a professional musician I continue to teach guitar and perform around central florida with a variety of ensembles playing and singing many different genres of music. I also have extensive experience with virtual lessons, and the progress in livestream and video technology over the last decade has allowed me to vastly improve the quality of my lessons, via the ability to have many different programs at my fingertips. For example, during a lesson, I can use my amplifier and effect emulators, composition software, and the interests database of songs to help a student learn and analyze one of their favorite tunes and explain how the artist achieved that sound. Having these types of tools gives me the ability to teach in a way that would not be possible in person. The greatest part? all of this being available without having to leave the comfort of your home! In my experience, this creates a much more relaxed and pressure-free environment which results in a better lesson and more excitement to keep learning. I have had many students switch to virtual lessons and immediately preferred it to traditional in-person sessions.
Overall, I have been teaching students of all ages and musical interests for 10+ years. I also have experience teaching and performing as a vocalist, trumpeter, cellist, bassist, and harmonica player. My passion for creating music and sharing my knowledge with others is unmatched, and I could not be more excited to be a part of the incredibly talented team here at Mindful Music Center!”
“Over the course of the last five years I’ve had the privilege to perform all over the country and work with exceptional students from around the world.”
“I’m an Orlando based musician, composer, producer and music instructor. My primary instrument is guitar, which I’ve been playing for 17 years, but I also play and teach bass, ukulele, drums and piano. I’ve played in a number of eclectic musical groups and am well versed in a wide variety of different styles of music such as jazz, rock, R&B, gospel, funk, ska, reggae and country. I am currently a member of a jazz/fusion group called Earthtonez Music Collective. I’m also part of a synth-pop band called Mars Wagon. Over the course of the last five years I’ve had the privilege to perform all over the country and work with exceptional students from around the world. I’ve been teaching music for five years and will be excited to help your student begin or continue their musical journey!”