I am a very experienced guitarist, composing, touring and recording. I have recorded over 45 albums, and remain active as guitarist/singer/songwriter with Boston's Mission of Burma (and my newer band, The Trinary System). Our CDs have been reviewed in Rolling Stone, Spin, Pitchfork, etc. I have also been a producer for other bands.
My teaching is All-Ages:
I have coached children (one at 6 years old!) into writing songs. I am very interested in helping musicians (of all ages) write songs, create riffs, whatever their interest. Everyone has a natural ability to do this, and I love bringing it out into the world.
I am primarily known for approaching the guitar in an unorthodox fashion, from dividing the chords up into different parts, to producing sounds that often don't sound like a guitar. However, I have a very wide interest in guitar music.
While most of my notoriety stems from the post-punk era, I studied composition at California Institute of the Arts and enjoy playing blues. I have played piano all my life. I am currently keyboardist/composer in The Alloy Orchestra, a three-piece silent film accompanying ensemble that tours film festivals all over the US performing our scores to classic silents like "Metropolis", "Nosferatu", and lesser known classics. We have many DVD releases to our name.
I am also a regular soundtrack composer: in 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2017 there was a film I scored shown at the Sundance Film Festival.
I tour nationally and internationally.
Please feel free to contact me if you are interested. I tailor what I teach to an individual's interests.
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