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I took up music at the age of six. Instead of the fiddle or guitar I requested, I was given an accordion.
The reason for this, however, was a good one: the best teacher of kids in my home town taught only accordion.
Still, a broken arm at age eight gave me the escape I craved & eventually set free my lifelong affinity for strings.

I've played professionally for more than thirty years & taught for over twenty. I teach . . . . .
  -guitar (fingerstyle, flatpicked, clawhammer, lead, rhythm, open-tuned, beginning to advanced)
  -mandolin (rhythm & lead in a variety of styles, beginning to advanced)
  -old-time banjo (clawhammer, not Bluegrass Scruggs style & its offshoots, beginning to advanced)
  -fiddle (old-time, Bluegrass, swing, blues, beginning to high-intermediate)
  -mountain dulcimer (fingerstyle or picked, fingered or using a noter, beginning to advanced)

I've taught private students & classes. Private lessons are in the home, mine or yours; classes have often been at
schools, festivals & music camps, but I also provide workshops & group classes in private homes, usually
followed by house concerts

I've also taught at the California Coast Music Camp & Fiddle Kids.

Two Online Lessons

                                  A ten-day improvement                                              Clawhammer guitar basics