I am looking to take on private students. As such, I have found that defining my own personal emphasis is apropos. My specialization has been taking shape through a conscious effort on my part since 2011, about seven years ago; however, the knowledge I am eager to share is most certainly the result of my lifelong interests in both the guitar and the world of letters. There are many ways in which the guitar and the written word interact. Singing, perhaps the most apparent way, is an activity I would hope to include in all of my lessons, but it is not required. Accompanying oneself while singing, writing texts to music, studying cultural backgrounds of certain pieces or composers, writing instructional texts, and exploring any other feasible meanings of Textual Chordophonics (this is a term I have coined for my area of expertise) are all welcome in my lessons. My aim is to improve musical skills in guitar, voice, composition/arranging, and theory, while instilling a sense that the entirety of the musical experience thrives on language arts. I specialize in music for voice with guitar self-accompaniment.