Real Guitar Academy

Real Guitar Academy

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About this pro

My teaching approach: We offer high quality music lessons and classes. We offer programs in a fun, non-competitive, Christian environment for students in order to develop skills, creativity and confidence through the performing arts. We teach all styles from beginner to advanced, age 6 and up. Music Styles: Rock Guitar, Blues Guitar, Folk Guitar, Country Guitar, Alternative Guitar, R & B Guitar, Bluegrass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Pop Guitar, Jazz Guitar, Christian/Gospel Guitar, Reggae Guitar Instrument Types: Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Classical guitar, Electric bass My influences are: James Taylor, Stephen Curtis Chapman, Phil Keggy, Eric Johnson, Joe Pass, Terry Kath, Mason Williams, Jeff Beasley and etc. The number of years I've given guitar lessons: 26 Year(s)

I enjoy helping students learn to play and enjoy the process of learning. So that this will carry on with them for years to come.

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Grandview, MO 64030
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6 Reviews


  • Gary White

    Dennis is great and knows his stuff. He’s a real teacher in every aspect

  • Gary White

    Dennis is definitely a professional. He has course work already prepared for your starting level and it is logically set out for the student. Dennis is understanding and explains concepts so that they are easily understood. I walked out of my first lesson saying “this time I’m really going to learn to play guitar”! I recommend Dennis highly .

  • Paul Scheuerman

    Dennis takes you where you are and helps you fill in the gaps in your playing without making you feel bad about the gaps. He has a good plan for helping you make progress. He has a nice personality.

  • Zach Trujillo

    Great experience with a knowledgeable instructor! Was able to learn a lot in a short amount of time. The format was easy to follow and understand. 11 out of 10. Would recommend.

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

As a professional music educator, I start with an evaluation of where they are on the guitar and what they identify as their goals. Then I utilize my curriculum to custom make a plan for their learning and styles. I monitor their progress weekly and encourage them to practice the assignments given to improve their skills and knowledge.

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

I have 25 years of full time experience as a teacher in private and classroom settings. I have a BS degree in secondary education with a minor in music. I have taught hundreds of students and over a dozen teachers how to teach music.