Ethan is a superb musician, who enjoys teaching guitar, banjo, ukulele and mandolin in a wide range of styles. He creates individualized lesson plans for each of his students, based on their unique interests.
“For me,” Ethan says, “music is about connection and communication. As a teacher, that means imparting information in a way that captivates and motivates the student, helping them discover the joy of making music, regardless of their skill level.”
Ethan has performed with amazing musicians, including Nels Cline, Aoife O’Donovan, Mike Marshall, Robert Fripp & The Orchestra of Crafty Guitarists, Adam Levy, Anthony Wilson, Patrick Shiroishi, Jack Kovacs, and Rees Finley.
Ethan holds a degree in Studio Guitar Performance from USC (where he attended on scholarship), and has studied with numerous teachers, including, Bryan Sutton, Steve Morse, Mary Halvorson, Bruce Forman and Julian Lage.
Ethan’s musical favorites include: The Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Neil Young, Bill Frisell, Thelonious Monk, Ornette Coleman, Chris Thile, Vulfpeck, and Sam Amidon.