Donster's Guitar At Tony's Muzik

Donster's Guitar At Tony's Muzik

5.0 (34)
8 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
20 years in business

About this pro

First of all, I thank God, for opening the door and prompting  you, to view my listing. I've been involved, with music, over 40 years, including years of experience playing, singing, working and gigging, with top rated, local and regional acts.

I received a vocal scholarshop, from East Texas State University. I was a member of the East Texas State Chorale. I attended Trinity High School, and was the section leader, in two Trinity High School Sweepstakes Choirs and Mixed Ensebles.

Student's lessons are provided, in a professional and hospitable atmosphere, at Tony's Muzik. I am willing, to travel and do  home lessons, under certain situations or circumstances.

There is a nicely equipped recording studio being installed, on site, to provide artist development, for those seeking help, to pursue their musical dreams. I am proud to have helped and been associated, with Bad Puddy Recoding Studio owned, by my friend and former student Kyle Tankersly. 

I've written, recorded, and produced, solo albums, as well as, cowritten, collaborated, and produced several group projects. I've mentored young bands and trained a plethora of musicians, with the goal, of helping each student reach their musical aspirations. 

Lessons are tailored, for each individual student. I care, for  everyone, in our musical family,  who walks, through the door.

I am determined, to have a positive impact and inspire each student. I work diligently, to help develop a deep musical passion, in any student who gives me the honor, to teach them.

I've taught hundreds of students, since I've been associated, with Tony's Muzik, who has been a pillar, in the NE Tarrant County Music Community, for decades.

I Strive To Be The Best Choice For Any Student Who Comes, To Me, With A Dream!!

Ask About A Free Lesson!! 

Beginner Intermediate and Advanced Levels

Month to Month• No Contract•  Visit The New Location:

Tony's Muzik, 7150 Baker Blvd, Richland Hills, Texas 76118

Additional benefits, for students, provided by Tony's Muzik Store!! ☆ Discounts, on Purchases, for Donster's Music Students. ☆

Hear Donster's many styles at: reverbnation.com/donster

BAND HISTORY 

Throughout the 90s and into 2000 my longest working band, Those Guys, was featured, in and won, two of Linda Hollar's Harder Beat Magazine Showcases. The Harder Beat Magazine also honored and recognized me, as Promoter Of The Year, for two  years, in a row.

My "Those Guys" band was featured, on Bob Foster's Music Hour, which was shown, on Fort Worth's Local TV Cable Channel 41.

The Fort Worth Star Telegram also did a feature article on the band.

Those Guys performed, at some radio sponsored events. One show was, for Q102's Redbeard's "Bringing in the Weekend Party", opening, for Andy Timmons, at the Lone Star Country Club, in Coppell. 

"Those Guys" were invited, to do another performance, for Q102's Halloween event, Friday Night's "Fright Night Rockfest", in front of Planet Hollywood, located, in the Dallas West End. 

In the 80's I worked, for Capitol Records, managing a Mr. Music Retail Record Store, located in the Galvez Mall, in Galveston Texas. During my time, with Capitol Records, I was honored, to report record sales & trends, for Billboard Magazine, before relocating back home, to DFW, in 1985. 

I've always been, in music, one way or another, I suppose because music has always been, in me. Thanks again, for your time and interest, if you went the extra mile read this far. I hope you gained a little more insight, about me.

It's not work if you love what you're doing. I love sharing the gift of music.

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Fort Worth, TX 76118
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34 Reviews

5.0

  • James Ferguson

    I have been taking guitar lessons with Don for a few months now and I am very fortunate to have such a knowledgeable teacher. Don spends time getting to know you and what music drives your passion. In each lesson, we work on technique, theory, and chords and he will make sure you understand something before moving on. Don has a fun and interactive way of teaching that allows me to focus on my own personal goals. Don is always willing to answer any questions you have and in his own words each week he wants to “advance the conversation”. This has helped me tremendously from week to week with understanding the language of music. I look forward to guitar lessons every week, and I consider Don a personal friend. I highly recommend taking lessons with Don AKA Donster.

  • Ellie Blanca

    He’s an awesome person and an amazing musician! I personally love the lessons and learn a lot each time!

  • Z Seaberg

    Don is passionate about music of all kinds, loves teaching guitar, and is a professional musician. Don’s style is laid back and relaxed, adjusting our sessions to what I need. I’m an older beginning student. Learning at my own pace, he makes me think I can do as well as any student.

  • Todd Ferguson

    Don is as great a teacher as he is a player. His straight forward approach and genuine love of the art has been refreshing for me. He is generous with his time and always makes himself available for students. I have benefited from his wealth of knowledge and am greatfull to call him my friend.


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

Find out what music inspires them, why and what they want to learn, ascertain their skill level and experience, if they are right or left handed, is their instrument suitable for their success, what is their priority level, and how much time in their schedule do they have to spend each day, with their instrument.


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

Attended ETSU on a music scholarship. Performed over 40 years in bands. Recorded, Produced, 6 Solo Albums and several Group Projects.1976-77, I was an Allstate Alternate in Choir. I was the Bass Section Leader, in Trinity High School's Concert and A Capella Choir, performed, in the 16 member Mixed Ensemble, eas a Member of the UIL All Region Choir, Performed in UIL Solo & Ensemble Competition- Received Superior Rating, for both Solo and Ensemble Competition, in Grades 9-12.