So you'd like some guitar lessons, eh? Well you've come to the right place! I've been teaching in the Clearwater, FL area since 2000. Stevie B's Total Guitar in Clearwater has been my home away from home since relocating in March of 2000 where I continue to teach six days a week. I have also been involved with Aladdin Music for almost as long.
I tailor my lessons to the needs of the student. I can help with just about any area of guitar playing and musical study, beginner through advanced. Whether you are looking to study rock of any kind, blues, classical, flamenco, jazz, fusion, funk or folk, I love them all and have studied and continue to study these varying guitar styles. In addition to guitar I instruct in electric bass guitar and have also taught mandolin and beginning piano.
My students are encouraged to broaden their musical palette while working on the material they most want to learn. I also strongly recommend some eventual theory, ear training and music reading study as well. Make no mistakes this aspect of musical study is indeed work! But I promise you will reach your musical goals much more quickly in addition to simply being a more skilled and well-rounded musician. Not to mention that even modest study in these areas swing musical doors wide open that would otherwise remain tightly shut.
So whether you are starting at the very beginning in need of learning the basics or are an advanced student looking to hone your jazz improv skills, play a concert classical piece or add a bit of flamenco to your life, my door is always open. If you're seven years old or sixty years young, be assured that I will do everything I can so that you reach your musical goals and have fun along the way!