Dirk has been instructing students on the guitar for five years. He studied and worked with many talents including Christopher Parkening, John Sutherland, Paul Wilson, Lawrence Ferrald, Michael Curry, and GuitarWorld. Dirk has had the honor of auditing several Parkening Master classes and will participate in a future Master class. He's also taken a Master class with John Sutherland at the Salisbury House in Des Moines and taken private lessons with John.
Dirk teaches the Adult Education guitar program for the Des Moines Public School System. He's worked with Sister Nemesis band since 1989.
Dirk specializes in weddings, concertizing, teaching, retail, and being a student recordist. When asked what he enjoys most about teaching guitar, he replied "I really love to see a student progress and achieve their goals. We have fun on the journey, and watching them develop into good guitar players is very satisfying. I love being a teacher, and feel very blessed by being able to help my students."
Dirk is an Iowa native, with many friends and family here.
Dirk has just released 3 new CD's, and they are available at the guitar shop for $10 each!The selection includes:
A Guitar Christmas - A soothing selection of Christmas favorites, performed on a Classical guitar.
Classical Guitar - Gentle melodies capturing the warm tones of the instrument
A Warm Day of Grace - A very relaxing CD, featuring the electric guitar.