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I teach in Oregon City and online videochat. I work with all ages and levels and a variety of styles. I specialize in creative exploration, the psychology of music, and conscious music practices. Visit the lessons page to learn more.

Bio, Music, Resumé

Only a small portion of my music output over the last several years has been recorded, but check it out by seeing the "original music" tag on this blog.  I've also started posting a few brief newer recordings at Soundcloud and hope to find time to share more soon.

check out many samples of much older music at my old site

Below is a brief outdated resumé last updated in 2013 (and not as thorough as my CV which is not currently published anywhere).


 • Co-founder of (2012 - present), a non-profit community engagement and fundraising platform for creative works

• Private music instruction (1998 - present)
individual and small group lessons on guitar, voice, Chapman Stick, composition, songwriting, music theory, and other music topics

• Contract teaching at community institutions (2005 - 2013)
individual lessons and group classes in guitar, voice, songwriting, theory, composition, music perception, music technology

• Oz’s Music (1998 - 2006), Ann Arbor, MI: Assistant Manager, Sales Associate

• The Closers (2003-2005)
member of independent four-piece pop/rock band, toured across U.S., recorded a studio album


• Bachelors of Music Performance, Magna Cum Laude, Eastern Michigan University (2004)
concentrations in classical guitar performance, music theory, music composition

• Harmony University summer workshop of the Barbershop Harmony Society (2003-2006)
coursework in vocal pedagogy, performance, interpretation, leadership, directing


Conspiracies & Racketeering (2000), self-produced original CD
recording, editing, mixing, mastering, guitar, Chapman Stick, vocals, keyboards, composition/songwriting, electronics, graphic design

False Ground (1998), self-produced original CD
composition, programming, keyboards, graphic design

Musical Shoelaces (1997), self-produced original CD
composition, programming, keyboards, graphic design


• Member of development team for Task Coach, a cross-platform free/libre/open organizing program

• Barbershop Harmony Society
member (2003-current), Pioneer district collegiate quartet contest winner (2004), chapter music director (2005-2010), district educator for "woodshedding" (harmonizing by ear) (2010-present)

• Authored 90-page treatise on pitch theory in barbershop harmony

• Reviewed over 800 guitar methods, repertoire, pedagogy, theory, and other music publications