Want to have fun learning and playing guitar? I would love to help you do just that! I specialize in teaching beginners and intermediate guitar in all forms of rock plus pop, blues, and alternative. I teach a proven method in allowing students to find a love of playing music that keeps them engaged in the process of learning over the years. Students should be shown how to bring their own personal style and creative expression to their performance. They should also be able to adapt and customize songs in a manner that keeps the songs recognizable and enjoyable, but produces a performance that is uniquely their own. This is a method that I strongly believe in. Depending on the student's ability and willingness to learn, they can be up and playing songs within a short time, all while learning the correct techniques, chords, notes, scales, etc. I have been playing guitar for over 40 years and have been in bands with numerous styles from rock to pop to metal to gospel. I have 15 years of teaching experience. I currently play in a local Rush tribute band: Animation – A Tribute to Rush. You might also find me somewhere on a Sunday morning playing for a local church.
Helping people get to whatever goals they have set on guitar. The best part is the ultimate moment (that EVERYONE eventually gets to) where difficult things finally click!
I have been playing guitar for a little over three years now and I have learned more from Tony in 3 months. Tony's patience and attention to the fundamentals of posture, hand position, and proper techniques, as well as finding the meaning behind what you are playing are a true winning combination.
I’ve been taking lessons from Tony for four years. Tony possesses 3 important attributes that will make you a success. He is extremely knowledgeable regarding the guitar, he communicates well, and he’s patient.
I was looking for a teacher who wasn’t literally a kid ( I’m a middle aged wannabe rocker ) and Tony fits the bill nicely, not to mention how knowledgeable, talented, and patient he is. He goes out of his way for his students! I recently injured my arm and couldn’t practice, Tony emailed me often to see how I was doing, that’s “old school“ dedication. In my book you can’t go wrong if you work with Tony and his Six String Corner site
I started taking in person lessons with Tony about 6 months ago. It is a long drive from my house (hour each way) and last December started taking my lessons virtually with Tony first on Google Hangouts and more recently over Zoom Meetings. The latter works awesome and frankly the virtual lessons have been fantastic since the pandemic started. Tony is an awesome teacher with awesome lesson plans and really makes learning concepts clear. Highly recommended for beginners all the way up to advanced players. You can never stop learning new things and Tony has all bases covered.
We will always start with identifying where a student is at in there playing. Then we define what interests and goals they have. From there we can develop a plan to help them get there: whether it is simply learning how to play from scratch to how to strum the guitar; from changing chords to playing a guitar solo; from learning where the notes are to playing cool scales and riffs. There is a solution to every problem in a player's development.
Sure! Adults are typically 60 minute lessons that run for $65/hr. Teens from 13-18 would be 45 minute lessons that run at $44/lesson (they can go with 60 minute adult lessons if it is desired).
About 15 years ago I got started by helping out a School for the Arts program at the church I used to work for. From there, the clientele grew (some are still students today). Four years ago I made a decision to go out on my own so that I could taylor customized lessons to suit a student's needs.
All kinds! Although I primarily specialize in teaching adults, I am open to children and/or teens. I enjoy teaching students who are just getting started at a beginner level or are progressing at an intermediate level.