Norman learned to play guitar from his father who taught classical guitar at a University. His mother was also an active musician who played piano and worked at a music store. Music was highly valued by both parents so it played an important part of family life.
In college Norman earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Utah. He then completed post-graduate work to receive a teaching certificate in Special Education for grades K-12 at Utah State University. After graduating he taught at several elementary schools, working with students who were struggling academically. During this time he continued his music education by studying classical guitar and clawhammer banjo with Rene Berblinger.
In 2003 he started teaching music lessons and was soon teaching full time. He offers lessons to children as well as adult beginners and more advanced students. He believes that playing music has lot to offer to everyone and strives to make lessons fun, challenging and a positive experience. Lessons are structured and tailored fit to meet the interests and abilities of each individual.
Norman enjoys playing a wide variety of music in his spare time. His current projects include playing tangos for classical guitar, adding to an ever-expanding playlist of clawhammer banjo tunes and writing arrangements of traditional music from the British Isles.