Johnny Blade Guitar Academy

Johnny Blade Guitar Academy

5.0 (8)
1 employee
26 years in business

About this pro

Online Guitar lessons through Skype or Zoom Meeting. Guitar technique and music theory in a fun and easy to understand manner. Learn to play your favorite songs and the theory behind their structure. 

I enjoy talking about music and guitar playing to people that want to learn how to play

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Tarzana, CA 91335
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8 Reviews


  • Cordova Manitoba

    I really liked how he explains the theory of guitar. His knowledge of scales is huge also. I also appreciated his patience.

  • Michelle Pickering

    I think Johnny saved me years of practice by correcting a few of my technique issues right away, and gave me some easy scales that have really helped my playing flow a lot better already. Very excited to continue the progress, thanks Johnny!

  • Katie

    Johnny was very patient and tried hard to help me understand. He is very helpful and he is the best player!

  • Ashes

    Lots of great licks well explain and take his time to show you the guitar lick Thank you

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

Ask what they've learned so far, what are their favorite styles, what are their short term and long term goals with the instrument. Introduce finger exercises, single note patterns, basic chord shapes, left hand and right hand technique, and excerpts from their favorite songs

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

Johnny Blade has been playing guitar for over 30 years, and has been teaching guitar for over 20 years. Johnny earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Guitar Performance from DePaul University School of Music, Chicago, IL. and an Encore Program Certificate from Musician's Institute, Hollywood, CA

Johnny Blade currently plays in heavy metal band NightSword, Ozzy tribute band OzzMania, Kelle Rhoads Band, The Young Royals, Sonia Harley, and is a frequent performer at the world famous Whisky A-GoGo's Ultimate Jam Night, and Randy Rhoads Remembered concert series

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

Skype or Zoom Meeting online guitar lessons

$30 - 1/2 hour lesson (4 prepaid for $110)

$55 - 1 hour lesson (4 prepaid for $199)

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How did you get started teaching?

In high school, friends would ask me to show them how to play certain songs. In college I began taking on private students and also taught at a local music store. I have continued teaching private guitar lessons through the years traveling to students homes. With online technology I now focus on guitar lessons through Skype and Zoom Meeting

What types of students have you worked with?

All ages from children, to giging musicians, to retired people looking to bring back their favorite hobby

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

In the past few years I have been playing with more bands and jam nights than ever before, and enjoy sharing insight about playing with my students

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

Find someone who likes the same musical styles you are into, with experience in teaching to achieve your goals with the instrument

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

What are your goals as a musician? As a hobby, to play for and with groups of friends, to join a local band and play gigs, or to become a national act and tour the world