Silas is the embodiment of a talented and knowledgeable teacher. He has an ability to instinctively instruct you at your level, to never talk down to you in terms of your musical knowledge and theory, and without an iota of ego. I cannot recommend him more highly.

Don Westwood. D Arch. RIBA FRAIC Professor Emeritus, Carleton University

 Silas made taking private lessons a very comfortable and rewarding learning experience.  Besides positive comments, he provided many helpful tips and techniques and illustrated them with a wide range of creative analogies to foster understanding. It opened up a new world. My technique, range, tone and appreciation of musicality definitely improved, even with limited practice.

Helen Beck, 62

Silas gave voice lessons to 7 adults with disparate experience in music. Always encouraging, he taught each of us at our own level. He used great exercises and examples that were both artful and clear. We grew more confident, we cultivated a deeper understanding of our voices, and we sounded great! Highly recommended! - Christina 

Even after 28 years of playing guitar, I found Silas to be incredibly helpful with teaching new techniques, refining what I already know, and playing each note with intention. - René