Learn to play guitar
Learn at any age
Children: Eight years old is generally the earliest I recommend. I will take younger students, ie. six or seven, but the parent must be present and I can’t guarantee results. With regular twenty minute practice sessions, you should start to see results in a few months. For most kids, I combine fun songs with a method book so they can learn their notes and have fun!
Adults: It’s never too late! Whether you’re a complete beginner, just need to brush up, or get out of a rut, now is the time! Almost half of my students are adults, including a few parent/child combinations. The skill level ranges from beginner to semi-pro. (several play in local clubs) With adults and teen-agers I tailor my methods to include the styles you want to play, so you can enjoy the guitar.
Learning Systems: In over 25 years of teaching, I have developed 3 learning systems which reduce a massive amount of confusing information into a set of easy to understand principles that allow anyone to both learn and understand the guitar.
- Beginner: Whether you’re an adult or a child, the main problem is how to move both hands together and play the guitar! There are 1000’s of diagrams and pictures available and none of them tell you how to do this. I’ve developed a system that boils down all the endless advice to a dozen or so essentials to remember and a 4 step process to learn any song. I’ve used this to teach over a thousand beginners of all ages how to play.
- Basic Theory/Scales: While most people can master the guitar enough to play basic songs, many fall into a rut and can’t go any further. This course answers the 2 main questions people have:
- How can I tie chords and scales together so I can understand and use them in the kind of music I play?
- How can I play the entire neck and turn that knowledge into effective lead guitar?
My system teaches basic theory in 4-6 lessons and scales in 12 lessons. The basics of everything I teach can fit easily on one or two sheets of paper! Once you learn this information you can analyze any song and key on the entire neck and apply this knowledge to whatever style you play. Everything will fit together instead of disconnected bits.
- Chordmaster: Chord books have hundreds and thousands of chords, how can you possibly learn them all? You can’t! Pro’s know that the name of a chord is a formula that tells you exactly how to make it. If you understand the name, you can modify a few basic forms to get whatever you want. I will show you how to turn 6 forms into almost 1000 chords. This gives you a lot of freedom on the instrument.
All of this may sound too good to be true, but I’ve taught thousands of people over the past 25 years using these systems. I currently teach about 40 people weekly, of all ages and levels. These systems are what I use and if they didn’t work, I’d be out of work!