Guitar Lessons - Loren Dircks

Guitar Lessons - Loren Dircks

5.0 (5)
11 hires on
1 employee
13 years in business

About this pro

I have played guitar professionally for over 30 years. I love to help others learn to play. I am very student oriented and tailor my lesson plans to fit each student's needs and goals. I work with most styles of music. I also have experience with songwriting, recording, music for film, TV and video games. 

I love music and I love guitar, and I love to share music with people and help them realize their musical dreams and find the lifelong enjoyment that the gift of music brings.  

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Oro Valley, AZ 85704
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5 Reviews


  • Nate Barrett

    Loren has been great. He has taken the time to get to know what I like and suggested some great exercises and information. I feel like I'm already a better guitar player.

  • Chad Kolodisner

    I would give Loren 10 stars if that was possible. Loren has worked with my son since he was a child and with Loren’s help he has blossomed into an amazing adult musician. Loren is technically great, but more importantly possesses a unique ability to relate to his students and make lessons a truly fun experience. I have recommended Loren to many other people and they all have the same exact experience. Loren has my absolute highest recommendation!!!!

  • Josh Gaibel

    Loren has been teaching guitar and bass to both my son and me for several years and he has been an awesome teacher! He is very patient and tailors the lesson to the interests of the student, covering music genres ranging from blues, jazz, country, classic rock, and heavy metal. The lessons are one on one, and he keeps it fun and engaging.

  • Jason Rulney

    Loren is a great instructor for all ages and abilities. Extremely knowledgeable, patient and always encouraging.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

First, I like to find out who they are and what their favorite music is.  What are their dreams and goals with their instrument and music.  Then I assess the current skill level and knowledge base and build a lesson plan based on all the information.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have studied music theory.  I have played professionally for over 30 years with numerous bands and different styles of music.  I work as a sideman for hire, and often get to play with people I just met.   I have done many studio sessions with my own material, other musicians songs, and even engineering the sessions.   

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.


for 30 min and 50.00 for 60 min

How did you get started teaching?

Started in the early 90s to make some extra cash and help some friends learn to play.   I did not go full time until 2010.  My business has grown steadily and I have successful students playing gigs, recording, writing, and touring.

What types of students have you worked with?

All ages from 6 to 76.  Everything from complete beginners to working pros. And almost all styles and many different approaches, depending on student goals. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Watching 2 of my students perform in the same band, supporting their new EP.  One on bass, one on lead guitar.  Fantastic show. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Determine what you want.   What you want immediately, long term, and wildest dreams.  Then we will get to work getting you there. Touch your guitar at least once a day.  Explore new styles and ideas, it will expand your understanding of music and your instrument. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

What style do I want to play?
What guitar should I buy?

How much time commitment will it take to be successful at guitar?

What differentiates you from other instructors?