Hailing from Red Deer, Alberta, John started his musical journey in the summer of 2011. Since then, John has been actively working alongside local musicians in the Red Deer and Vancouver area in popular music groups, songwriters Niki Kennedy and Chris Corey, as well as classical and jazz ensembles. John graduated top of his class from Red Deer College in 2017 with a diploma in music specializing in an electric guitar with a minor in classical guitar. John is currently working towards his bachelor's degree in Jazz Performance/Composition at world-renown performing arts school at Capilano University.
John is a skilled music educator, specializing in teaching the guitar and music theory. His ability to adapt his teaching style to suit the student and his upfront and friendly personality make him a great teacher for anyone of all ages. From teaching the basic rudimentary concepts of how to play the guitar, to specialized techniques to jazz improvisation techniques, John's knowledge of music and his ability to translate this knowledge simply and in a fun way will make your experience taking lessons with John that much more exciting!
BEGINNER GUITAR: Hal Leonard Guitar Method Book 1
INTERMEDIATE GUITAR: Berklee Modern Method for Guitar Book 1
UKULELE: Hal Leonard Ukulele Method Book
MUSIC THEORY: Mark Sarnecki Elementary Music Rudiments (Complete)
Custom made suppliments will be created by the instructor and will be supplied to the students as needed. This will include backing audio tracks, E-Books and method books, PDF sheets and more.