Artistry & Expression

I'm about making artistry accessible and helping others to find cultivate and vehicles authentic expression. I think that's something that's best done with others; learning and growing together.


Hopefully you're here because you want to connect more about music. I love all of the things that surround artistry, but the connections that we make and the ahas we get to share are my favorite. Thanks for being a part of this!


In my opinion, artistry and teaching go hand-in-hand. Maybe it's because I believe so strongly that everyone needs a mentor and to find ways to be a mentor. I teach and coach individually and in classes for specific instruments, songwriting, and leadership (privately & for orgs like Urban Ventures Music Academy & the Bilingual Learning Center in Minneapolis).


Amidst the ravenous American machine, I go for the most environmentally responsible practices I can. I commute by bike, am an upcycle/ recycle/ compost/ minimalist/ smart purchasing (less, good, fair, local, organic) proponent. Whether it's in merch, album production, or events, I'm happy for your comments; see ways I can shift toward better practices? I'm all ears.

Changing Chords

Changing chords can be one of the most challenging elements of playing the guitar, especially for the fledgling guitarist. Here… Read More

Guitar Gear

One of the great elements when it comes to the flexibility of the guitar is the gear that goes with… Read More

6 Essential Scales

Here is the review sheet that I offer to students with basic scales for guitar. Scales with dots are movable.… Read More