Rory is an amazing instructor- he is patient and informative, but most of all he allows the instruction to be fun as well as educational...I'd highly recommend Rory to anyone considering lessons- he's even great with beginners!” - Jonathan K.


With 20 years of music teaching experience and thousands of lessons taught, I bring a depth of knowledge, expertise, and understanding to my work with students of all ages and levels. 

At the core of my teaching practice are 3 values that shape our lessons: 1) approaching music learning from a place of curiosity, fun, and inspiration; 2) building fluency in the language of music to boost your creative possibilities; and 3) developing technical skills to have greater facility with your instrument. 

We'll always tailor the lessons to what is most inspiring to you and what provides appropriate challenges that support your growth. You'll walk away from your lessons with exercises, practice plans as well as informational handouts and song charts.  

Looking forward to connecting,



Beginning to Advanced


Acoustic and Electric Guitar Techniques

Percussion and Rhythm  

Music Theory

Ear Training




$80 per hour with discounts available for multi-lesson packages.

Payable via PayPal, Venmo or Cash for in-person lessons.

Fill out this inquiry form to connect with me about music lessons. I will respond within 1-2 business days.  


Rory is an awesome guitar teacher! He is kind, patient, talented, and is great about tailoring the lesson to what you want. Highly recommended.” - Kyle O.
“Rory is not only a fantastic teacher, but also an incredible musician with a wealth of knowledge in music theory. I’ve been taking lessons (acoustic guitar) with Rory for 4 years, and my playing has improved greatly. His style of teaching adapts to whatever you want to focus on: whether that’s scales, triads, music theory, or a song you just heard on the radio. His ability to dissect and figure out chord progressions and leads (even in alternate tunings) is amazing. There does not seem to be a curveball that he can’t handle musically, and is very patient with whatever you choose to focus on. I would highly recommend Rory to anyone looking for a guitar teacher.”” - Peter J.