Phone: (916) 730-0127
Teaching Schedule: Friday & Saturday
Private Lesson Rate: $31.25 per 1⁄2 hour, $62.50 per hour session.
Monthly Private Lesson Fee: Non-Refundable flat rate of $125.00 per month. Lessons rates remain the same during 4 week or 5 week months.
Music Styles: Rock, Blues, Classical, Travis Style Picking, Sight Reading & Music Theory
Student Skill Level: All Skill Levels
Teaching Experience: 35+ Years Playing, 25+ Years Teaching
Guitar Lessons Include: Lessons focus on having fun while learning songs that teach. Also featured, “Listen and Learn” a recording facility set up in the lesson studio. Improve your skills by recording... Listening back to your own recordings will help improve your timing, tone, clarity, and help you gain confidence. Plus it’s FUN!!
Ages: 7 years +
Education/Experience: Received instruction from: Brandon Yip, Kurt Shiftlet, and Steve Crowell, all hold a masters degree in music. Courses in college included; music theory, song writing, recording, vocal, and the applied music program earning his scholarships through the ARC Applied Music Program for Classical Guitar Instruction. Attended many workshops taught by masters of guitar including; Zakk Wylde, Gary Hoey, Frank Hannon, Spanish guitarist, Jose Louis Merlin. Billy has shared the stage with many great players such as; Jeff Watson/Night Ranger, Neil Zaza,Robert Kearns/Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hugh McDonald/Bon Jovi. Shared album credits with legends Dickey Betts of Allman Brothers, Rick Derringer, Pat Travers,and has opened for many ,classic rock legends including; Styx, Michael Schenker, Johnny Winter, Robin Trower, Leslie West,Ratt, and more…
Other Music Experiences/Current Activities: Currently playing guitar with the Frank Hannon Band, performing both locally and nationally. Other bands include: Indian From Pluto, Raney Daze In addition, performs solo classical guitar at weddings and other private gatherings.