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's teaching style focuses on what the student wants to achieve by learning a musical instrument. John has the ability to understand the end goal that the student has in mind and create a custom course for them to achieve their own personal musical goals. With John's advanced knowledge in music and experience in music education, he is able to explain concepts in a straight forward and simple manner, and while you and John move through your custom course together, he will be able to guide you in any way you desire.
John has taught guitar and ukulele privately and has taught at Vancouver based music studio Organic Music Lessons, and is currently substitute teaching for local music instructors when available.
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.
*THESE TEXTS ARE RECCOMENDED AND NOT REQUIRED TO TAKE LESSONS WITH JOHN*