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  • Reverb Lessons

    Reverb Lessons

    Houston, TX 77001

    5.0 (4)

    Reverb Lessons is on a mission to make learning to play, sing or create music as easy as possible. Unlike a traditional music lesson company, Reverb Lessons has designed its customer experience around you: simply sign up online, book a time with your instructor and explore your creative side. You have the choice of taking lessons online, at the instructor's location, or at your place — whatever works best for you. All payment is taken care of head of time, so no need to worry about having cash for your lesson. Reverb Lessons puts all of its teachers through a rigorous interview process, ensuri
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  • Guitar Lessons With Nick Rawson

    Guitar Lessons With Nick Rawson

    Houston, TX 77006

    5.0 (1)

    Played guitar as a little kid. Took a lesson when I was six. They said don’t bring him back. Took anotherlesson in high school but the guy was boring. By High School I was playing every day and pretty much everyday since. After a couple years of college I joined a Rock Musical in which I was an actor and played guitar and sang and wrote songs. We played in Houston, Atlanta, and off Broadway at the New York Shakespeare Festival Theater. We also toured Europe. Paris London Munich Berlin Dubrovnik, Amsterdam The Hague, and many more…  After touring with the play I became music m
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  • Virtuoso Music Academy

    Virtuoso Music Academy

    Houston, TX 77025

    5.0 (1)

    Virtuoso Music Academy stands out because of highly qualified instructors with impressive musical backgrounds. Instructors who have dedicated the core of their lives to their instruments and helping their students succeed with their own. Virtuoso is also a step above by being one of the few music academies in Houston to be an authorized Yamaha music school. A teaching method who has been proven to be effective and fun for students of all ages. 
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  • Denis Cisneros, Theory And Guitar Lessons

    Denis Cisneros, Theory And Guitar Lessons

    Houston, TX 77012

    5.0 (1)

    https://vimeo.com/59124325 check out my performance video,  8326145145, reach me at my phone, I don't respond on here because I have to pay. The goal of this class is to teach the students the fundamentals of Rhythm, scales, chords ,music theory , chord Melody, notation ,improvisation.  The use of Call and response is used in order to teach the student new rhythms and scales by repeating patterns and how the scales relate to chords, (etc). Additionally, different chord structures and chord progressions will be explored that will explain to the student the theory of composition and im
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  • Corey Dozier Guitar Lessons

    Corey Dozier Guitar Lessons

    Houston, TX 77018

    My teaching approach: I teach my students not only how to shred, but how to really understand the language of music so they can freely play whatever they want without boundaries. We go through everything from theory, reading, all techniques and even gear My influences are: Christian McBride, Stanley Clarke, Jaco, Flea, Pino, James Jamerson, Roger Waters, Anthony Jackson, Paul Jackson, Scott Lafaro My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio or the student's home Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: Monday through Saturday 12-7 Guitar Techniques: Lead guit
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  • Harold Combess Guitar Lessons

    Harold Combess Guitar Lessons

    Houston, TX 77092

    My teaching approach: I possess a thorough knowledge of the instrument. Focus on proper technique for all students, regardless of his/her playing ability. Once proper technique is established, I utilize the Berklee Series as a basis for instruction. These volumes are supplemented by exercises, which I write specifically for the particular student’s needs. As the student progresses, I incorporate tunes that the student wishes to learn into the lesson plan. My guitar lessons take place in: Either location Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerpicking, Slide Guitar,
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  • Robby Magee Guitar Lessons

    Robby Magee Guitar Lessons

    Washington Ave./ Memorial Park, TX 77001

    My teaching approach: I am graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University, 27 years old, and am currently working on a masters degree. I am married, and a father of a two year old daughter. I am also on staff as a music minister at a church and have an extensive background in working with student bands, worship teams, and young music students. I have taught students from 5th grade through college. My guitar lessons take place in: Either location Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Alvin, Katy, Cypress, Northwest Houston, Friendswood Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhyt
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  • Dorian Ausby Guitar Lessons

    Dorian Ausby Guitar Lessons

    Washington Ave./ Memorial Park, TX 77001

    My teaching approach: Come learn to play guitar, and record your own song in my studio! My influences are: To many to list... My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar lessons typically take place on these days and hours: Monday - Saturday Call for hours. Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Jamming Skills, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Recording and Production, Guidance In Equipment Selection Your first guitar lesson with me might include the following: Discuss experience, goals, and set practice schedule. A gui
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  • Jesse Miller Guitar Lessons

    Jesse Miller Guitar Lessons

    Washington Ave./ Memorial Park, TX 77001

    My teaching approach: I conduct lessons in my home where the atmosphere is comfortable and fun. I am patient and flexible and use a variety of teaching methods to help my students progress as musicians. My mission is for you to reach your goal, whether its learning a few songs or understanding theory. I teach acoustic, electric, a little bass, and just about any music style. All ages are welcome too! My guitar lessons take place in: either your home or my studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Copperfield area of Houston (Hwy 6 & 290) Guitar Techniques: Guidance In
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  • Phil Cavanagh Guitar Lessons

    Phil Cavanagh Guitar Lessons

    Washington Ave./ Memorial Park, TX 77001

    My teaching approach: I have over 25 years both as a player and teacher. I have taught all levels and styles of player. my roots lie in jazz but i have branched out into pretty much anything that I like playing. I approach lessons on an individual basis and try to tailor to suit individual taste and experience. I have taught from various well known books like turner and white series and ernie ball. My influences are: santana, joe satriani, phil keaggy, steve morse, tommy emmanuel, eric johnson, george benson. mark knopfler etc etc My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar
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  • Johnathan Dethloff Guitar Lessons

    Johnathan Dethloff Guitar Lessons

    Washington Ave./ Memorial Park, TX 77001

    My teaching approach: Music has made my world go around from a very young age. I first picked up a guitar at the age of 9 and instantly fell in love. I remember coming home from school and sitting in my bedroom playing along to my favorite albums for 6+ hours. I have shared the stage with bands like The Wallflowers, The Foo Fighters, The Shins, Echo and the Bunnymen, Minus the Bear, and many others. I have spearheaded projects of all genres including blues, classic rock, hardcore, indie, folk, metal, and everything in between. Teaching has really become a cornerstone of keeping my world turnin
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  • Wes Arvin Guitar Lessons

    Wes Arvin Guitar Lessons

    Washington Ave./ Memorial Park, TX 77001

    My teaching approach: I approach lessons from a performance perspective. I've found that keeping students motivated while showing them the tools necessary to create music is the best way to keep a student interested and progressing. Visit my website for more information. My guitar lessons take place in: In the student's home Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Woodlands and immediate surrounding areas. Guitar Techniques: Lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Slide Guitar, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Mu
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  • Brian Turner Guitar Lessons

    Brian Turner Guitar Lessons

    Washington Ave./ Memorial Park, TX 77001

    My teaching approach: Private Guitar Lessons offered to all abilities at the best prices. Whether you are a beginning, intermediate or advanced guitar player, let Brian Turner coach you in his private studio located inside Humble Music Center, Humble, TX. He has students from all over the area: Atascocita, Kingwood, Huffman, Porter, Houston, Spring and beyond. Brian can take you to the next level in your playing with a My guitar lessons take place in: The teacher's studio Guitar Lessons with me take place in the following areas: Humble, Atascocita, Kingwood, Spring, Houston, Texas Guitar Te
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  • Dr. Michael Guevara

    Dr. Michael Guevara

    Washington Ave./ Memorial Park, TX 77001

    Description about my music education organization's philosophy, experience, community, curriculum, and faculty: I and all my associates strive to find that common bond with the student, which is unique to each student, that will allow us to not only educate them in "music" (technique, theory, etc.), but just as important, make the lessons sufficiently "fun and enjoyable" so that the student enjoys music, either as a performer or listener, for the remainder of their lives!
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  • Teachers 2 Go

    Teachers 2 Go

    Washington Ave./ Memorial Park, TX 77001

    Description about my music education organization's philosophy, experience, community, curriculum, and faculty: Teachers 2 Go is the only Houston-based music education company to provide lessons in your home! We are entirely music teacher owned and have been serving Houston since 2006, with currently over 100 students of all ages and levels in the greater Houston area. Please see our website for more information.

  • Judson Duncan Guitar Lessons

    Judson Duncan Guitar Lessons

    Houston, TX 77098

    I provide students with the tools they need to enjoy playing music, as simple as that. I cover anything from lead guitar, Rhythm guitar, Open tuning, Fingerstyle, Vocal Accompaniment, Performance, Improvisation, Jamming Skills, Reading Music, Music Theory, Scales and Exercises, Song Writing, Recording and Production, and I provide Guidance In Equipment Selection.

  • Harold Combess Music Lessons

    Harold Combess Music Lessons

    Houston, TX 77092

    I am a guitar instructor with 30+ years of playing/teaching experience. I possess a thorough knowledge of the instrument. Focus on proper technique for all students, regardless of his/her playing ability. Once proper technique is established, I utilize the Berklee method as a basis for instruction. These volumes are supplemented by exercises, which I write specifically for the particular student’s needs. As the student progresses, I incorporate tunes that the student wishes to learn into the lesson plan. I teach ages 10 and up - all skill levels. In addition to guitar, I also teach theory, co
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  • The Ford School

    The Ford School

    Houston, TX 77001

    Whether he's backing up, regional, national or international or back home in his adopted state of Texas performing or abroad with his various groups, etc., Rickey Ford is not only a musical but an artistic, community and business force to be reckoned with as well. He is a humble man who believes that all men are created equal and that they should be treated as such, no matter what. As a kid growing up in Memphis, Tennessee, Rickey developed an interest in business and got his feet wet while watching his mother work a full-time job as well as well as several other part-time self employment pos
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  • Marcellos Guitar Lessons

    Marcellos Guitar Lessons

    Houston, TX 77013

    Hi I am Marcello. I am 23 years old. I am a product of 12 yrs of catholic prep school and a graduate of St. Anthony Academy in San Antonio Tx. Where I learned a lot and made many great friends. I attended Palo Alto College while I also worked and played in various bands. I have subsequently enrolled in online courses to move on to University Music/Management studies. I have a very strong passion for music and in particular the guitar. I have extensive live performance, and in studio recording experience. My music tastes vary from Frank Sinatra, to Amy Winehouse, to Linkin Park-Asking Alexand
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  • Sparky's Guitar Lessons

    Sparky's Guitar Lessons

    Houston, TX 77009

    Besides playing live music several nights a week, I teach guitar in the Houston area to beginner, intermediate, and advanced guitarists who are looking to improve their skills and learn new songs the right way. You will learn the techniques you want to learn, and the songs that you enjoy, as well as the music theory behind those songs. I know that when you learn the "how" and the "why" behind a song, you can apply that knowledge to other songs, and even use that knowledge to write your own songs. I am well-versed in lead guitar playing and improvisation using scales on top of chord structures,
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  • River Oaks Music School

    River Oaks Music School

    Houston, TX 77019

    The River Oaks Music School is one of the leading music schools in Houston, TX. We cater to a wide variety of students, and it will be our goal to keep you satisfied with all aspects of our instruction. We're active in the community, and many of our instructors have extensive experience performing at different venues in the area. We're passionate about what we do, and we enjoy being able to share our love for music and the arts with others. Being creative is an integral part of our identity, so we can guide you as you cultivate your artistic side. We offer lessons on all popular instruments :
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  • Vivaldi Music Academy

    Vivaldi Music Academy

    Houston, TX 77025

    Vivaldi Music Academy is the largest music academy in Texas! We offer music lessons in piano, violin, guitar, viola, cello, voice/singing, flute, drums, clarinet, and more. Group voice lessons/choir, ensemble/chamber lessons for experienced students, and early childhood music development classes round out the selection of experiences offered. From decorated recitalists to award winning composers, our faculty is dedicated to tailoring music lessons to your interests by learning about your personal musical goals and helping you achieve them. Our faculty have instrument specific degrees from reno
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  • Briargrove Music Arts

    Briargrove Music Arts

    Houston, TX 77056

    Briargrove Music Arts offers lessons in piano, guitar, voice, electric bass, percussion, most band and orchestra instruments, and music theory. We teach children and adults. With 20 years of experience, we offer a fun and engaging approach to teaching piano, guitar, strings, voice, and music theory lessons to children and adults. We strive to guide students to appreciate music and to take pride in their ability and training. We make every effort to give students every advantage in learning their instrument and grow the student in to a competent performer and arts lover, or whatever their calli
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  • Jonathan Galvan Music Lessons

    Jonathan Galvan Music Lessons

    Houston, TX 77092

    Jonathan Galvan is a professional musician residing in Houston, TX. Jonathan has studied music for over 20 years and earned his Bachelor's Degree in Music Education (Grades Kindergarten - 12) from Houston Baptist University. Jonathan's primary instruments of study are Bass Guitar, Tuba, Trombone, Euphonium, and Upright Bass. As part of his degree requirements, Jonathan also developed proficiency on piano and all brass, woodwind and percussion instruments and can teach lessons in each. Jonathan has been teaching private lessons for 7 years, including 1 year of teaching as an instructor for Guit
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  • Danny Guillaume Music Lessons

    Danny Guillaume Music Lessons

    Houston, TX 77023

    Hello! My name is Daniel. I am a full-time professional pianist offering private instruction and master classes beginning January 4, 2016. I am a Berklee College of Music Alum with experience as a teacher, touring keyboardist, church music & arts director, studio recording musician, and more. I play and teach classical, jazz, r&b, country, latin, gospel/ccm, etc. and have successfully taught all ages from toddlers to adults. Contact me to get started learning the song styles of your choice and the foundations of musicianship.
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How to Find the right guitar instructor in Houston

As a city, Houston, Texas is growing faster than ever. The city provides so much industry and art. When it comes to learning guitar in Houston, you are looking at a great population of local artists with the experience to teach it. Consider checking out some of the musicians and teachers above. There are many things one might want to consider when they are taking guitar lessons in Houston, Texas. Outside of how far they are willing to travel, or if they want to take lessons at home, there is a range of everything from styles to types. Check it all out!

From Steve Turner to Johnny Watson, Houston boasts some serious history and talent. When you figure out what type of guitar you want to learn, whether it be acoustic or electric, and then figure out what type of fingerstyle and flatpacking - which are really just techniques. You may want to look for an instructor who understands your needs.

One of the things we do at lessons.com is to provide guitar lessons in houston and work to find the best match for you. Get inspired in Houston Texas and take a guitar lesson today! Whether it be online lessons or in person, this city is filled with help.

Featured Instructor: Johnathan Dethloff

Houston Guitar Teacher Johnathan Dethloff talks to Lessons.com about his guitar lessons and his approach to helping his guitar students learn guitar. In this interview, you’ll hear what Johnathan has to say about the art of teaching guitar and how he guides his students to playing guitar they way they want to play. You can read the interview below, or check out the Johnathan Dethloff guitar teacher page to watch it.

Houston Guitar Teacher Johnathan Dethloff

Lessons.com: So we’re here today talking with Johnathan Dethloff. He’s a guitar teacher on Lessons.com. Johnathan, thanks so much for joining us.

Johnathan Dethloff: Yeah. No problem. Happy to be here.

Lessons.com: So, maybe you could start by telling us where you’re located – what city and what state you’re in.

Johnathan Dethloff: I’m currently in Houston Texas; I’ve been here for quite awhile. I travel around, and I also teach guitar in outlying regions, like Katy, and the Woodlands, and stuff like that, but I’m mostly right in the center of Houston.

Lessons.com: So, do you travel to your guitar students’ homes or do they also come to you?

Johnathan Dethloff: It’s both – all the way around. I like to kind of move my days around. I’ll have certain days where I’ll bounce around all day, or, once a week, I’ll travel to Katy, and I like to hit a couple spots along the way and give a couple of guitar lessons out there. So, it’s pretty flexible.

Lessons.com: What’s the guitar lesson climate like where you are? Do you find a lot of people like to learn guitar in Houston?

Johnathan Dethloff: Yeah, there are quite a lot of people who want to learn guitar in Houston. Houston’s a big city with all kinds of different people. It’s really a lot of smaller cities, kind of jammed into one, so there’s a strong guitar lesson climate, for sure. There’s other instruments, as well, but nothing really competes with guitar. Everybody wants to learn to play guitar. You can’t blame them.

Lessons.com: And what do you find are the styles of music most people want to learn? What kind of guitar styles do people most often request?

Johnathan Dethloff: It’s really versatile, but I get a lot of everything – blues, metal, jazz, what have you, but I think the most prominent one would probably be people who want to learn to play and sing songs with their friends – songwriter style – they want to learn to play their favorite songs and sing them at parties or around the campfire.

Lessons.com: Makes sense. And, do you find that you teach guitar to more adults or children? What’s the ratio there?

Johnathan Dethloff: That’s pretty even actually. I would say that there’s just as many adults as children, just again, because there’s just such a diverse group of people – I get all kinds of people.

Lessons.com: And, do you have an age requirement for your guitar students? How young are you willing to teach guitar to?

Johnathan Dethloff: I go pretty young. Usually, five or six would be about the minimum because, you know, with a younger kid like that, you’re not exactly imprinting the knowledge directly onto them, you’re more kind of getting their mind to think about music, so they can grow into it.

Lessons.com: Of course. Could you tell us a little bit about your overall approach to teaching guitar? What do you like to focus on?

Johnathan Dethloff: I don’t like to have a uniform, go-to plan, because everybody’s different. Everybody likes different things. Everybody likes different kinds of music. Everybody learns at a different pace. One method might click with somebody or another method clicks with another person, or so on. So I really like to tailor it, as much as I can, to the person individually, because nobody wants to have something essentially shoved in their face, that they’re not interested in. So, you gotta tailor the knowledge and the theory; it can be the kind of boring stuff at the beginning; you gotta kind of taper it with the fun stuff too. So it’s all about getting a feel for what the person likes, who they are, and what they like to do, and then go from there, and kind of feel it out as we go along.

Lessons.com: Yeah, it makes sense. Learning guitar is a very personal process.

Johnathan Dethloff: Exactly.

Lessons.com: And can you tell us little bit more about your background. You mentioned that you travel around a lot.

Johnathan Dethloff: Yeah, yeah. Well, I started playing guitar at age nine. It was lucky for me – I don’t remember being nine years old – but nine-year-old me decided to start playing music. So I got really, really, really into. I took guitar lessons a little bit myself, but, for the most part, I was self-taught; and then most of my experience is self-taught, because, as soon as I could, you know I was a young teenager, I formed a band, and started to do everything I could. Since then, I’ve toured around and played all kinds of big festivals and shows – played with big bands and what have you. So, once you get a taste of that, it’s hard to not want to keep going back to it. So, eventually though, I realized that I kind of wanted to do something during the daytime, as well. Right? Unfortunately, being a musician doesn’t always pay the best, especially when you’re trying to do your own music, as opposed to being a cover band or something like that.

So, I thought about teaching guitar, and I started when I lived in Austin, and it went very well, and I realized how much fun it was, because it was, essentially, getting to play music with this person that was just getting into music, and I could show them how awesome it is and how exciting it is, and it started working really well, so I decided to grow it, and here I am, and now I have twenty plus guitar students, and I love every single one of them. It’s awesome to be doing it every day.

Lessons.com: That’s wonderful. Can you tell us a little bit about your guitar lesson fees and your scheduling options? How do you like to work your lessons?

Johnathan Dethloff: Well, I like to work the scheduling – again – based on how somebody … again, everybody’s schedule is different. Right? So, it’s important to be flexible both for … the student and the teacher to be flexible, I think. Because, the important thing is that the person keeps playing and doesn’t fall out of it. It’s always disappointing every time, when somebody new comes along, and the sequences (don’t?) happen just right, and they kind of fall out of it. It has to be part of a routine.

So it can be really up to whatever works for the student. I try to push for more, because the more you put in, the more you’ll get out of it, but once a week, I would say, is a good minimum. I do have some guitar students that are every other week, or twice a week even; it just really depends, so, again, it’s very personal; it’s all about finding the right sequence of events that gets that person to stick around and really get into it.

Lessons.com: That makes sense. Sure. So, can you tell us a little bit about your equipment, I see you have a number of guitars there. Can you show us some of your favorite pieces there?

Johnathan Dethloff: I live with two of my bandmates, so, as if one of us didn’t individually have enough equipment, now it’s just a mountain of stuff here. Yeah, I have pretty much anything you could possibly need here, and these are only some of the guitars. In a room over this way (Editor’s note: Johnathan points to his right.) there are other guitars that are gathering dust. We do all our self-recording; we have all percussion instruments. There’s a piano over here (Johnathan points to a space to his left.) you can’t see, but, basically, we have really anything you can possibly imagine – too much even – too much.

Lessons.com: Understood. And do you offer guidance to your guitar students about their own guitar and equipment purchases?

Johnathan Dethloff: Yeah, absolutely. Many times I’ll go – if somebody’s brand new to guitar, or whatever instrument it might be – I’ll offer to go with them somewhere. Online is obviously a good option, but, a lot of times, people want to walk out of the store with something, so, many times, I’ll offer to go with them, free of charge, just to help them pick out something to get them going for it. And, online, if they send me a price range and what they’re looking for, I’ll happily look up things and send them their way – offer guidance or what have you.

Lessons.com: Sure … that’s great! Well listen, we’d love to hear you play guitar, just to get a sense of the stuff you like to play or teach.

Johnathan Dethloff: Yeah, yeah. I really have learned, and can teach, almost any genre of guitar, but I’d say some of my personal favorites are acoustic finger style, which is a lot of fingerpicking. I grew up playing a lot of blues and rock, then I moved into a kind of metal phase, and I’m in this folk kind of phase now; so, I’ve really seen a lot of different colors. So, let’s see now.

Editor: Johnathan starts playing a a very cool finger style guitar passage that you really should see and hear. You’ll be glad you did, and you will definitely get a sense of what taking guitar lessons in Houston with Johnathan Dethloff can do to help you learn guitar. To see and hear Johnathan play visit the Johnathan Dethloff guitar teacher page.

After Johnathan finishes playing guitar …

Johnathan Dethloff: That’s just a little riff.

Lessons.com: That’s cool. That’s really beautiful. Thank you for playing that.

Johnathan Dethloff: Yeah. No problem.

Lessons.com: Thank you for joining us, and we’re looking forward to seeing you on Lessons.com in the future.

Johnathan Dethloff: Yeah. Absolutely. Thank you.