To tell you a little about myself, I have over 40 years of playing experience. I have played in several rock, rock/blues bands, jazz combos, guitar duos, a reggae band, and several solo guitar projects. Studying guitar music has been a lifetime passion of mine. The following are a few of the places and people I have associated with in the past: Five Towns College, Long Island, NY, 1984 (AAS in Contemporary Music); University of Pittsburgh School of Music; New York area guitarists Joe Carbone, Pete Rogine, and Bernard Addison; Pittsburgh area guitarist John Maione; and Columbus area guitarists Don Hales and Bill Dutcher. Currently I have been recording solo guitar arrangements standards, classic romance music, and contemporary love songs. As a guitar instructor I teach beginners, intermediate and advanced students. I teach music theory, music/sight reading, rhythm, and lead guitar, electric and acoustic guitar, and electric bass guitar. I teach Rock, Blues, Jazz, and several other styles. I provide a lot of the written materials. My primary approach is to teach the student tunes/songs that are easily recognizable, which incorporate a new guitar idea or technique, and which gradually progresses in complexity. After a very short period of time, the student will have a good repertoire of about a dozen songs, at which point, I shift the focus to songs that the student has personally always wanted to learn!