From The Beginning

I have been playing guitar for about 42 years. I am from San Jose, California, USA. It was full of suburban middle-class dreams that became reality as long as one stayed the course of a conventional path. Me? No way, I was not ever going to be one that followed any sort of distinguished, by the book course. Let’s just say it was difficult.

At this point, playing various styles with ease, and since I have been teaching non-stop for 32 years, I can teach each style with even greater ease. Teaching has been the greatest gig I have ever had. I have met so many wonderful people, students, parents, and colleagues, my life is richer and more fulfilled for it. I am looking forward to helping you in fulfilling your wish to play guitar.

A Little More History

I started teaching in 1986 at Bronstein’s Music in South San Francisco, and since then, I’ve been working my way to Cupertino, CA. Other locations I have taught at:

B Street Music in San Mateo, CA; Allegro Music in Fremont, CA; Showcase Music Institute in Campbell, CA; Torres’ Guitars in Saratoga, CA; Haight-Asbury Music in Sunnyvale, CA; Draper’s in Palo Alto, CA; Joplin & Sweeney in Los Gatos, CA; and finally, World of Music. For the last 24 years, I have been teaching in Cupertino and have never had a better gig.