John has taught music lessons for guitar, bass guitar, and drums for 15 years in just about every style of music, specializing in country, classic rock, blues, and progressive rock.
Since he began teaching, he has worked with all sorts of students young and old, and also people with different special needs.
His teaching style is to tailor the lesson to each individual student regardless of their experience or ability level. Many students wish to learn the traditional way with books and emphasis on reading music, but plenty of people are interested in simply strumming chords or learning music by their favorite bands. He is comfortable with both approaches and informs students about theory right from the beginning, explaining the way things work musically. Students who show proclivity towards playing by ear are encouraged and he trains them in various ways to strengthen that ability.