Inward Dive Guitar Lessons

Inward Dive Guitar Lessons

5.0 (4)
1 hire on
1 employee
9 years in business

About this pro

I teach my students how to understand all facets of guitar playing. I also teach them how to access their creativity and have their own voice.

In addition to teaching, I am a mindfulness coach and hypnotherapist. I bring aspects of these practices to help my students learn to be in the "flow state" that is optimal for performing.

I have been playing guitar, singing, and songwriting for over thirty years. I am the most accomplished in music that focuses on improvisation. I have shared the stage with Widespread Panic, The Samples and Max Creek.

I really inspired when someone that I am coaching has a breakthrough. There is a palpable joy when someone starts to "get it" and their playing takes off.

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Portland, OR 97215
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4 Reviews


  • Jan Hill

    Henry was so nice and patient with me, so sad this will have to be postponed for a while but I will be back at it soon

  • Ryan Brevard

    Henry has a unique and distinctive teaching style that is unlike any instruction that I’ve received. So good!

  • Seth Mehr

    Henry's lessons combine music theory, technicality, art and spirituality in a fun, engaging and intuitive style. He is articulate, patient, and passionate about music. Even when teaching new concepts, he makes it feel like you are tapping into something already inside you.

  • Mathieu Royer

    Henry is the best! Not only is he a great guitar player but he possesses that unique ability to explain what he does and how he does it in a way that’s easy to understand. I recommend him for all levels.

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

 I am willing to have a free phone consultation with any student, to discuss their goals, prior to their first lesson. 

I feel that I am most beneficial to guitar players that are seeking to become expressive improvisers.

We will break up our lessons into ear training, rhythm, and harmony. You will develop a great understanding of the fretboard.

Also, if it is of interest to the student, I teach meditation and visualization. This greatly increases creativity, focus and memory.

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

I have studied privately with instructors from ages twelve to thirty-five. I took all the music theory electives that I could while earning a liberal arts associates degree from S.F City College. 

I have recently been certified as a Hypnotist and Shamanic Practicioner. I believe that there are states of consciousness that assist the learning process and that increase creativity.