I took several lessons with Gregg; and I can attest that he is a talented guitarist as well as a passionate teacher who wants to help you achieve your goals. He encourages practice, but does not berate you when life overtakes things. His years of work as a teacher (as well as his own learning history) have helped him to figure out what really works, and he is excited and patient in sharing that with his students. He also has many guitars in his studio, which means you don’t have to bring yours with you if it is not convenient.
In addition to the instruction, Gregg volunteers a lot of time with Guitars Not Guns (guitarsnotguns.org) – a program that uses music as a catalyst to encourage children and teens to use their creativity to foster personal development and to help divert them from self-destructive influences such as drugs, alcohol and gang-related activities. They get free lessons, and if they complete the program they get to keep the guitar! The program’s goal is to reduce gun violence and other destructive behaviors in our city.
I think it is great to support someone who not only provides great instruction, but also is working to make an impact in our community like this!