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I believe that guitar lessons are a learning experience for both the student and the teacher. Learning with me will be insightful, it will challenge you, but most of all, it will be fun. I want you to look back on these lessons not as a class or a course of study. You should remember them as a fun experience, a creative space, and a time to be yourself.
Being a performer and guitar player for 25+ years (basically all of my life), I've realized that music is my passion, and I want to share that experience with other people. I look forward to starting you on your musical journey!
My past and current students would confirm that I present the guitar in an understandable and practical way, relevant to each person's experience. Music should not be some mysterious enigma that only a select few can understand. Music is something that anyone can do! Music is meant to be enjoyed!
The first lesson is always free, so we can get to know each other first and you can be sure you are making the right choice!
I’ve been having a fantastic experience with Dan as my guitar teacher. As a self taught guitarist, learning guitar from him has immensely helped me to uncover areas that need work as well as what I should be focusing on - I’m already seeing improvement in my playing :) He is also a down to earth meets friendly person who genuinely cares and is very accommodating. No matter where you might be on your guitar journey, if you’re looking for guitar guidance, I highly recommend booking lessons with Dan!
Dan has been an incredible teacher—in more facets than just insane guitar skills. Dan has so much knowledge to share about performing and helping me to refine my “ear” to pay attention to the subtleties of songs. He is professional and focused, while still making room for fun and playfulness during lessons. His interactive-feel and ability to expand upon skills I already have has been very encouraging. As a self-taught guitarist, I was afraid that this would just be music theory, but I am pleased to report that I was wrong! Dan met me where I was in my skill set, and truly just helped me to find more order in my creative process!
After trying to learn guitar via YouTube for a few years, I finally broke down and decided to find an actual instructor. After a few sessions with Dan I realized I should have done so much sooner. Dan is well versed in theory, technique, composition, and live performances. He quickly helped me unlearn bad habits I picked from learning guitar on my own and gave me a solid foundation to build off of. Dan was great at accessing my current skill level and helping me articulate the direction I wanted to go in with guitar in general. From his experience in a number of cover bands, he was able to teach me tons of songs from memory. While many of the songs I wanted to initially learn were above my skill level, he was able to break the songs down and even show me simpler ways to play them, which you just can’t find online. Dan is patient, motivating, and fun, which keeps me coming back. He’s organized, can go at whatever pace you are comfortable with, and sends you notes from each lesson. YouTube and online tabs are no substitute for the real deal. I’ll be rocking out with Dan for the foreseeable future.
In our first lesson/meeting, we can spend some time simply getting to know each other and talking about your goals for learning guitar. Who inspired you? What styles of music do you like best? Do you want to play a show, or just perform for your friends and family? Then we can go over some of the basics and then customize your lessons to best fit your needs.
Lessons are $50 per hour, $25 for a half hour
I've been playing, writing, and recording for many years. Early on in 2020, a good friend of mine asked me to teach him online while we were all at home, and it was like something clicked! This is something I was meant to do.
I've worked with students of all ages and of various experience levels. I work well with beginners or those who have a few lessons or have watched a few basic videos already.
Find someone who you enjoy and who you can make a personal connection with. I still remember my two childhood guitar teachers to this day, and that makes their lessons continue to be impactful.