Terry has been teaching and sharing his love for music for over 35 years. His music education began with Kurt Harf at the Music Center when he was 9 years old and continues teaching there today. Through grade school and high school, his love for music grew and he began to teach privately at home. In 1980, he was hired as a guitar instructor at Hammond Organ Studios here in Kensoha and continued his education from 1980 – 1984 at Parkside College studying classical guitar with Susan Gulick and George Linquest.
He has a passion for many styles of music ranging from classical to rock, country to jazz and a lot in between. His style of teaching is structured in music reading, music theory, understanding the guitar fingerboard through the C-A-G-E-D system, ear training, and playing and memorizing tunes that are fun to play! His goal is to help his students help themselves in their musical pursuit. Currently, Terry is playing with local bands: Triad, Acoustic Soul, and Southport Sound Big Band.