Instruction

I live NYC, which is where I teach most of my private and group lessons. I am an alumni of Berklee College of Music and have 20 years teaching experience in most styles and all levels. I am a practicing instructor on sites such as TrueFire.com and at festivals like the National Guitar Workshop and Bath Guitar Festival. I was also the Guitar Instructor and On Set Consultant for the movie August Rush and am a regular contributor to Riff Journal, Guitar Player and Premier Guitar Magazines.

Private Lessons

If you would like to take your playing to the next level please feel free to contact me to set up a private lesson. Don’t live in NYC? Not a problem, I also give online lessons via Skype.

Video Courses on TrueFire.com

I also offer courses on TrueFire.com which are interactive video courses available for purchase as a download, software DVD or available for streaming online. They cover a wide variety of styles and topics and feel free to sample some of the videos online to see what they’re like.

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Testimonials

Jeff is hands down the best guitar instructor I have ever worked with. He is the rare combination of someone who can both teach AND play. He has a method when teaching, and designed a lesson plan for me with both long term and short term goals. He is both professional and personable. A total pleasure to work with and I could no be happier. I also love the convenience of studying online. Highly recommended!

It has been almost 2 years since I started taking private lessons with Jeff and it’s fair to say is that I’ve come eons further than I’d ever thought. Jeff intuitively knows just where to lead me – each lesson is just the right dose of challenge to keep me on my toes and move me forward. My only regret – I should have signed up years ago!

I have followed Jeff on TrueFire and have his courses. I reached out for lessons and I’m so glad I did, it’s the best thing I have every done for my playing. I live in Australia and can study with a top notch musician and instructor in NYC and it’s easy.

..I highly suggest you investigate working with Jeff… Jeff has helped me improve a lot over just the past 4 months or so working together…He’s also quite a personable and funny guy…

I have been taking online lessons with Jeff for sometime now. I can personally tell you it is worth every penny! I was hesitant to do the “online thing” instead of face to face lessons with somebody local, but in retrospect, I have never regretted it. The “online” component of his lessons are never an issue, and you get to study with a world class player and teacher. I have enjoyed noticeable improvement in my playing and understanding of the instrument.

Jeff has done more for my playing in 6 months than others have done in 4 years. Besides being a great guy and super Bluesman Jeff ALWAYS explains WHY he is teaching a certain lesson instead of others who just say “do this because you need to”. IMHO that’s the difference between a run of the mill guitar teacher and a Master Instructor. Wish I would have signed up years ago!