I am Rex founder and lead guitar instructor at Guitar Confidence. I am a guitarist and a guitar trainer with over 40 years of experience as a musician, music instructor, arranger and performing artist. He has been a guitarist in San Francisco Bay Area and New York City recording and performing with artists such as Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Sammy Davis Jr., Paul Simon, Michael Jackson, Wild Cherry, The Drifters, Tammy Wynette, Jackson Brown, The Pointer Sisters, Tower of Power and many others.
My formal education was at Berklee College of Music, Boston MA where he majored in music arranging & composition. Rex studied classical guitar at New England Conservatory, Boston MA. He has studied under musical greats, e.g., Ron Parker, Harry Lahee, George Barnes, Warren Nunes, Don Haas and Judy Davis.
My main motive behind starting Guitar Confidence is one and one thing only and that is to provide the gift of guitar to as many people as possible by teaching them how to play guitar. Now-a-days people with their busy life schedule do not find time to learn guitar and give up even before starting it. There was a time, when the ability to play a musical instrument was considered an essential part of an individual’s basic education. But by 2000s, electronic diversions like music-playback machines and video games like Guitar Hero and Rock Band series, made the effort of mastering an actual musical instrument somewhat less appealing. However as of today, there are more than 80 million musicians residing in the United States.
Whenever you think of learning a new musical instrument its goal is sort of bucket list item. But sadly most often they stay hidden in the bucket. Possibly you may have got yourself a guitar thinking to learn to play it and noodled around on it for a few days, before placing it back in the closet to gather dust.
So, why did you not learn the instrument? May be you did not find time out of your busy work schedule, may be you were lazy to go out and find a music class, may be you did not have a company. Whatever may be the reason, never give up on your passion. Take that guitar out of your closet and start practicing. I will help you with learning the art of playing guitar right at your home where you don’t have to move an inch. The best part of Guitar Confidence is that it provides in-home guitar, bass, ukulele, banjo, and mandolin lessons throughout the East Bay including San Ramon. Guitar Confidence covers over 30 cities in the East Bay area; including San Ramon, Benicia, Berkeley, Clayton, Concord, Crocket, Danville, Dublin, Fairfield, Hercules, Lafayette, Livermore, Martinez, Moraga, Orinda, Pleasant Hill, Pleasanton, Vallejo, & Walnut Creek, CA.
I have designed two different guitar teaching systems for beginners and accomplished guitar players. Whether you just want to play for pleasure, or want to learn guitar I will help you with your dream and provide you with one to one tuition. Guitar Confidence’s mobile guitar instructors come to you to give you personal one-on-one lessons in the privacy of your own home.
Playing guitar or any other musical instrument gives you a sense of achievement; it can bring true satisfaction when you play a difficult song. You will be hit by an understanding that you possess a skill to jam with people not through words but with music, you will have the power to bring people together through the language of music. And then there is always the fun element, playing guitar will bring back the fun character inside you. Guitar has the special ability to bring happiness, harmony and fulfilment that helps lift the spirit and make life pleasurable for everyone.
I believe that music is a great force which can bring people together and create international peace, love and brotherhood. So add music in your life by learning to play a musical instrument and stay happy.