My goal is to teach musicianship on the guitar starting with the elements that all music is made of and building from there.
Getting around the guitar doesn’t seem intuitive to most students. This is because many guitar teachers don’t really address how the fretboard works. After 30 years of playing and 15 years of teaching I’ve made the fretboard my main concern and theme. The fretboard lays out notes, intervals chords and scales for you, once you start using tools that help to unlock it. Another important area where I can help is developing technique, whether flat picking or finger picking. Integrating these two aspects, the visual of music and good technique, makes learning music faster and more creative and exploratory.
Like many guitarists, I’ve played different genres of music; classical, rock, jazz, blues, bluegrass, and flamenco. In general, music is music, which means all these genres use the same musical elements. And the musicianship I teach applies to any genre, whether you’re interested in rock, jazz, classical or all of them. Please visit my website
Dylan graduated high school and started teaching in Santa Cruz in 2004 before receiving scholarship to attend the Hollywood Musicianʼs Institute GIT (Guitar) program and earning his Certificate in Music Performance in 2005-06.
Immediately following his stint down south, Dylan returned home to the Bay Areato continue pursuing a career with his own band Archer Nation, an outstanding metal trio based in Santa Cruz that has recorded and toured alongside many heavyweights of the industry since its inception. Dylan’s teaching style is particular to each student – each player’s personality is different and requires a different approach based on ability, learning style, and goals. In turn, lessons range across all skill levels and genres. Scheduling is flexible as well (barring touring commitments). If youʼd like more background information on Dylan’s longtime touring act, visit his website below for more details.