Master Guitar School

Master Guitar School

Best of 2023
7 hires on
40 years in business

About this pro

My teaching approach: My influences are: Everything I've ever heard. My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio

Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: Monday through Thursday, 1:00pm to 10pm CST

Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Fingerstyle, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Guidance In Equipment Selection

Your first guitar lesson with me might include the following: I'll figure out what you already know and start from there.

A guitar lesson with me might entail the following: If you can play the previous weeks' lesson to my satisfaction we move on to the next lesson. I will teach songs the student wants to learn but in tandem with the lesson program. The qualities I look for in an ideal guitar student might include the following: Committed.

Everything. If I have a guitar in my hand I'm a happy guy. 

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Kansas City, MO 64133
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I figure out what you know, fill in the gaps, and then build on it.

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

3 years of Classical Guitar studies at Kansas City's Conservatory of Music. 7 Years of private lessons on Jazz Theory and Arranging with John Elliott. Thousands of recording sessions. Decades of performing experience - I estimate 8-10,000 gigs since the early '70's. I still play 2-4 gigs a week in addition to teaching 40-50 students a week.

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

$23.00 per 30-minute lesson. Payable by the month = $92.00 a month. If there are 5 weeks in a month I take one of them off.

How did you get started teaching?

I started my formal teaching career in the ealy '80's as a way to stay off the road, raise a family and yet still make a living with the guitar.

What types of students have you worked with?

Name it. All ages, all genders, all ethnicities.

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

It's very gratifying to hear how significant my lessons were to someone's life and career. Check out the Testimonials page at

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

Find out about the method. If all they do is teach you songs you're not really learning anything. I'll give you the tools and teach you how to use them so that you can figure out the song for yourself. Anyone can learn a song by rote. Study with me and you will UNDERSTAND the song.