Music quarters 5

Sign up today for in home lessons or at my studio. Email todd@sincerelyiris.com

Ever wanted to play guitar or learn how to write and craft your own songs? Or perhaps you've had that old dusty guitar sitting in the corner, and you're ready to get back into playing again... Either way, I'd love to be a part of your musical journey!   I've been playing music professionally for over 7 years now, and teaching guitar to students of all ages for 10 years.  Each lesson is catered to the student's individual strengths and in a positive and fun learning environment that allows them to define and refine their musical talents.  So, whether it be rock, blues, jazz, classical, country, pop, or writing your own songs, I can help make it easy and fun.

Teaching Specialties:

  • Acoustic Guitar
  • Bass Guitar
  • Electric Guitar
  • Slide Guitar
  • Ukulele 
  • Intro to Vocal Performance
  • Songwriting and Production 

A little about me....

I'm proud to say that I've released 6 albums of original material, and I've played professionally all over the U.S. in cities like Savannah, Chicago, Cincinnati, Boulder, Charlotte, Atlanta, and... Richmond!  So yea... a lot of travelling for my music.   

I've performed over 500 shows all over the United States that have ranged from solo acoustic shows to huge theatre productions at The Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in Charlotte, NC.  I will say that a personal career highlight was this past year (2018), a song of mine called, "Just Like a Dog" was featured on the television series, Bellevue, starring Anna Paquin.  Another favorite moment of mine came when my song, "I'm Not the Same" was listed #1 of the SouthEast MDO Radio Charts of 2017! 

I attended Morehead State University in Kentucky and The University of Northern Colorado while majoring in jazz guitar. I’ve studied music theory, ear training, vocals, bass, improvisation, fingerpicking, and rock.

When I'm not busy teaching my rockin' with my students or performing live, one might find me spending time with dog, CeCe Jo and my soon to be wife, Elizabeth.  

Five Fun Favorites

Favorite Food: Ice Cream (Cookies N' Cream to be exact)

Favorite Netflix Show: Breaking Bad & Stranger Things

Favorite Band: Led Zeppelin, The Smashing Pumpkins, Queens of the Stone Age/Foo Fighters

Favorite Singer/songwriter: Jason Isbell, Josh Ritter, Joni Mitchell, Jeff Buckley, Gregory Alan Isakov

Favorite Activity other than music: Wake Boarding and watching Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Bonus Fun Fact: I got to teach actor Alan Rickman (Snape from Harry Potter) how to play guitar for the movie CBGB.

Sign up today for in home lessons or at my studio. Email todd@sincerelyiris.com

 

Here are a few of my students performing live on stage. Sorry some of these videos are straight from mom’s cell phone haha!