Knowledge is power...

Bert is available for Guitar, Bass, Music Theory, and Music Production lessons in person in Denver, CO and for Skype lessons worldwide.

Past teaching experiences include: Private Instruction since 2005, Summer Program Guitar Teacher and Ensemble Coach at Berklee College of Music 2015, Musical Director of The University of South Carolina - Aiken Jazz Combo 2011 - 2013, Guitar Teacher at East Aiken School of the Arts 2012 - 2013, Private Instruction and Group Classes at Portman's Music Academy 2012 - 2013, Guitar teacher and Ensemble Coach at Portman's Rock Camp 2012 and 2016.


Bert strives to inspire and encourage just as his teachers did to him. Bert has had the privilege of studying guitar, bass, songwriting, music production, music business, and music theory under some of the following musicians and educators:

  • Robert "Bubby" Lewis of Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Lupe Fiasco, Jhene Aiko, Stevie Wonder
  • Nick Semrad of Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles, Lauren Hill, Bootsy Collins  
  • Mick Goodrick of Gary Burton New Quartet, Pat Metheney Group, Brecker Brothers
  • Tim Miller of Tim Miller Trio 
  • Evan Marien of Evan Marien x Dana Hawkins
  • Nick Reinhart of Tera Melos, Big Walnuts Yonder, Pedals and Effects
  • Daric Bennet of Bass Nation Academy 
  • Mike Frost of Mike Frost Band, Jesse Colin Young, Esteban
  • Bruce Bartlett of Chick Corea Day Band and John Blackwell Group
  • Ben Cantil of Encanti, Zebbler Encanti Experience
  • Jeff Carlisi of .38 Special 
  •  Danny Harrington of Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
  • Pat Pattison writer of Writing Better Lyrics and The Essential Guide to Rhyming
  • Raydar Ellis of Chris Dave and Friends, Producer for Esperanza Spalding
  • Jay Fialkov Lawyer of Phish, New Kids on the Block, Rick Danko