The distinction I make between teaching and coaching is based on my personal experience with a given instrument. With that in mind, I teach

The Viola

I have extensive experience, and I can help violists of almost any level.

The Classical Guitar

I teach absolute beginners to solid intermediate.

The Electric Guitar

My approach with any beginning electric guitarist is to help the student learn the electric guitar, and not just one or two songs that he/she wants to play. I’d love to teach you a song, but I’d rather teach you to teach yourself how to learn a song.

The Violin

Prior to studying the viola, I studied violin for years and that has equipped me with the tools to bring a violin student from the very beginning stages to an intermediate level. I do not play the violin often, and therefore once a student gets beyond the basics, I would refer him/her to an active professional player.