John started playing guitar at age 11 when he fell in love with the sounds of the electric guitar he heard on the radio. Now, his love of music spans from genres such as pop, early to modern rock, blues, jazz, and classical. A graduate of the University of Connecticut, John was privileged to study with prolific jazz performers and educators such as Douglas Maher, Christopher Morrison, and Earl MacDonald. John is an in demand pit orchestra musician in Fairfield and Westchester county, accompanying performances of all types and styles. Additionally, he can be seen performing live across the tri-state area with his jazz trio.
John teaches guitar, ukulele, and bass guitar. His approach to teaching involves creating a casual environment where his students can build a solid foundation on their instrument, while learning the music they are most interested in. Finally, John deeply appreciates the important role private lessons can play in a student’s life because of the crucial impact they have made in his own.