Music Instruction, Performance, and Composition
Important information for students & prospective students:
My remote learning system is up and running so instrumental music students can continue to make progress while face to face instruction is suspended. I am currently teaching guitar, piano, traditional fiddle and banjo. My system uses text, video as well as audio recordings.
First, I set up an individualized text “Workbook” which I will e-mail to each student and update weekly. This will serve to keep track of what the student should be practicing each week, as well as act as a reference, sort of like a personalized textbook.
I have an online video conferencing system up and running where I can watch and listen to the student's performance, and make suggestions, comments and corrections just as I do in person. For younger students this may need some assistance from parents. I will try to schedule times to facilitate parental help if needed.
The third teaching tool is a collection of audio recordings that students can download from Dropbox to their home computer. These recordings allow students to play along with examples of the pieces they are studying at slow, medium and fast tempos. There are also recordings that allow students to play melodies along with the guitar or piano accompaniment.
Please let me know as soon as possible if you wish to begin or continue with remote lessons. I will follow up with details and payment options as soon as you register.
Best regards, and stay safe,
HARMONIC RESOURCES provides musical services. I started the business to offer private instrumental music lessons, and that is still the primary mission of HARMONIC RESOURCES. I am currently teaching guitar, fiddle, banjo, dulcimer, autoharp, ukulele and, for select students, my rapid piano method.
Harmonic Resources also provides musical entertainment. I perform solo original guitar music. I also perform with other musical colleagues in duo and trio configurations for concerts, festivals, parties, weddings and other occasions.
A life long lover of traditional American folk music, I perform and also present workshops aimed at improving skills for players of folk guitar, autoharp, fiddle, banjo, mandolin and appalachian dulcimer.
I also compose modern music for classical guitar and contemporary finger style guitar.
I am on the faculty of TCFA - the Trumansburg Conservatory of Fine Arts where I teach instrumental music.
Looking for instrumental music instruction, a high quality performance, unique recordings or custom musical composition