Welcome to Sentinel Music Studios!



Good day,

Regarding guitar instruction, there are two things that I would like to share with you...

Two Different Approaches
Though there are many different methods for learning the guitar, there are in fact, only two different approaches to learning the guitar. The first approach is Instructor-guided, and the second approach is Student-directed? The most popular of these two approaches is by far, the Student-directed approach.

However, though the Student-directed is indeed the most popular, does this popularity suggest that this particular approach is the best and therefore, better than the Instructor-guided approach? Where there are two alternatives, it behooves you to ask the question, "What makes one approach more preferable than the other?" What if...

Interestingly, and as someone has so eloquently stated, "'What' and 'If' are two words as non-threatening as words can be. But put them together side-by-side and they have the power to haunt you for the rest of your life: What if? What if? What if"

I would like to take a few moments of your time to share with you just why I believe that the Student-directed approach is not the best approach to learning the guitar. In fact, I would like to share with you just why I believe that the Student-directed approach can even be potentially harmful to you and why the Instructor-guided approach is the best and safest way in which you can learn to play the guitar.

As an expression of my sincerity, I am offering one month of guitar lessons at absolutely no charge. During this lesson period we will consider both approaches so that you can compare the two of them. In this way you will be able to determine for yourself which of the two approaches best meets your short and long-term needs.

If, after this free one month period, you discover that the Instructor-guided approach best meets your short and long-term needs, you then wish to continue with guitar lessons after that one month period, we could discuss my lesson fess and lesson schedule at that time.

Please understand that the time spent during this one month period is meant to be informative only and therefore, I will not try to "sell" you on my particular methodology.

My studio is located two blocks away from a Starbuck's location – so we could meet at there if you would prefer. All that is required is for you to give me call or to send me an email to set up a time to meet. Or, if you would prefer, we could meet at my studio . It is entirely up to you.

Please note, I do not own a cell, so I am unable to text. I can also provide you with a criminal record check if you like.

In closing, I would to thank you for your time.

"A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart."

Solo Finger-Style Guitar Performances
I am also available for performances. My rates are very reasonable. Please call me or email me for further information as my rates are entirely dependent on the actual purpose of the performance.

My performances involve the use of three types of guitar, namely nylon-strung guitar, steel-strung guitar and electric guitar. This allows me to provide you with a varied repertoire. The following is a small sampling of my current repertoire:

Nylon-Strung Guitar
A Swiss Tune
Edelweiss

Steel-Strung Guitar
Unchained Melody
The Water is Wide

Electric Guitar
Europa
Samba Pa Ti

DJ-Type Services
Though I do not consider myself a DJ, my current "live performance" set-up does permit me to provide limited DJ-Type services. Again, please call me or email me for further information.

Here are a few of our recent updates: 

The SMS YouTube Channel!

SMS On-line school

Finger-style Guitar Arrangements

About page update