About Doug

Doug obtained a Master's of Music degree in Classical Guitar Performance from the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver, studying under the world renowned performer and educator Ricardo Iznaola. He holds a Bachelor's of Music degree from Towson University. Doug has also studied jazz guitar, composition, and rock guitar. Doug is a Suzuki teacher, a method developed to teach music to young children ages 4 to 8, studying at Conservatorio de Música de Puerto Rico in San Juan.

In addition to operating a successful private studio for the past 16 years, Doug is a lecturer of guitar at the University of Colorado Denver, where he has taught private lessons and beginner guitar courses. He is invited annually to teach at CU Denver's partnership program in Beijing, China to teach courses such as American popular music and music appreciation. As a lifelong learner, Doug has been inspired by this experience, studying Mandarin since 2016.

Proficient in many styles including pop, rock, country, blues, and fingerstyle, Doug is well versed in current musical trends. He teaches across a broad range of topics including Travis picking, improvisation, tapping and sweep picking, music theory, and fretboard theory.