Private Lessons: Acoustic Guitar, Classical Guitar, Mandolin, & Ukulele
Group Classes: Guitar Ensemble, & Mandolin Ensemble
Styles: Pop, Rock, Folk, Country, & Classical
Teaching Location/s: Kalamazoo
Bio: Doug has been playing guitar for over 25 years and teaching guitar for over 10 years. As a business major at Indiana University in Bloomington, he also studied the classical guitar and studied music theory at the IU School of Music. He performed in several bands around the Indianapolis area for 15 years, and has recorded CD’s with his band, ‘VilaFishburn’. Doug also plays and teaches mandolin and is currently a member of The Kalamazoo Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra.
Philosophy: His first objective as your instructor, is to find out what your motivation for taking lessons is and what your musical interests, and goals are. He will then help you with a step-by-step approach to achieve these goals. Whether you would like to play lead guitar in a rock, or blues band, strum folk, or popular songs on an acoustic, or learn classical finger-style technique, Doug can show you the necessary fundamentals, that you will need to learn, and play effectively, and LOVE doing it!
Education: Bachelors of Business, and music emphasis; Indiana University