Distance Barrier : Obliterated.
Time was, your location became your limit. Guitar teachers at your local music shop (if you even had one around) were your only choice for live instruction. And let’s face it - most of 'em were never a good choice.
Fast-forward to right here, in this moment. You’re being invited to participate in the destruction of two limitations at once: distance and quality. Skype eliminates the distance. And eliminating poor-quality instruction? That’s where I come in.
Get your hands dirty with a pro whose experience puts him head-and-shoulders above the rest: one who's authored six books, and conducted over 25,000 private lessons. I’ll identify what your playing problems are, and put you on the path to mastery before you can even blink.
Customized Lesson Plans
Guitar lessons should not be “one size fits all”, nor should they be “a la carte”. Constant, never-ending improvement requires a plan, and the step-by-step mastery of skills to achieve larger goals. I will ascertain exactly where you are right now, and begin giving you the necessary tools to take your playing to the next level.
You will have all of your questions - and I mean all - answered with a level of clarity that you may not have believed possible. Not only will you learn to play better, you’ll begin to understand the whys behind everything - why something works, in music and on the guitar, and how to use it effectively.
You’ll be provided with your very own lesson book, in PDF form. There’s always a lot to practice and study, and having your own custom book, containing what we’ve covered, is essential. You’ll see me write in this book, real-time during the lesson, and you’ll receive an updated copy every time we add new material.
Bad weather? No problem. Car trouble? Who cares! Skype eliminates travel time, unfriendly music shop clerks, and other annoyances. If you’ve got a decent internet connection and a well-lit room, then you’re all set - it’s time to rock n’ roll, from the comfort of home!
What You'll Learn
You’ll learn whatever it takes, in whatever order makes sense for you to achieve your next level of skill and understanding. Along the way, you can expect to:
- Increase your speed, stamina, and precision
- See the guitar neck as a whole, not a jumble
- Become a better, more confident improviser and jammer
- Understand how scales relate to chord progressions and riffs
- Build and play all types of chords, across the entire neck
- Improve your songwriting
- Understand and read complicated rhythms
- Learn songs more quickly
- Learn what your favorite players are doing, so that you can do it too
- Apply all of the above to any style of music - especially your favorite!
Rates and Availability
Lessons take place once a week, and you'll select an available time slot that works with your schedule; that time will be reserved for you, each week. The rate for lessons is $30 / half-hour or $60 / hour, payable at the beginning of each month via PayPal. There are usually four lessons in a month, occasionally five.
I conduct Skype lessons Monday through Friday, from 3:00 to 5:00. Please contact me via the form below, and I will be happy to let you know what’s currently available, as well as answer any questions you may have about getting started.