Instrument

You can schedule private lessons for yourself or your child on any one of my main instruments: bass, guitar, piano and saxophone. As in my productions, I like to work in all styles, including pop, rock, jazz, funk, fusion, world, classical and more. In addition to technical skills and depending on level of interest, I teach:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Improvisation
  • Transcribing
  • Ear Training

Composition and Theory

Students who are interested in learning the basics or diving deeper in music theory and analysis can take lessons in both contemporary and traditional techniques. I help students gain a deeper understanding of:

  • Melodic Development, Harmony and Counterpoint
  • Music Notation (Finale)
  • Arranging and Orchestration
  • Ear Training and Analysis
  • Scoring for Film, TV and Video
  • Songwriting

Music Production 

I teach part time at Hofstra University, Hostos Community College and Mercy College, focusing mainly on Electronic Music, Recording Techniques and Sound Design. My private lessons on these topics include the following:

  • Digital Audio Workstations (Ableton Live, Digital Performer, Logic Pro X, Pro Tools, Reason, etc.)
  • Instrument and Effect design with Native Instruments’ Reaktor
  • Synthesis and Sound Design
  • MIDI Programming and Arranging with Virtual Instruments
  • Microphone Techniques
  • Recording, Editing, Mixing and Mastering