I have received your inquiry for taking guitar lessons with me.
I will be in touch with you personally as soon as possible (I try my best to get back to everyone within 24 hours of receiving their information).
Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.
Q: Where is your location? Where do you teach the lessons from?
A: I teach from my home studio in South Arlington (I20 & 287). The studio area is completely separate from the main part of the house, has it’s own entrance, and a waiting area.
Q: Do you offer “in-home” lessons?
A: No. All lessons are taught from my studio. I do offer Skype lessons if commuting to the studio is an issue.
Q: What’s the deal with the 5 Week Intro?
A: I put all of my new students through a “trial” period to ensure that we are a good match for one another. The 5 week intro is a great, low cost way, to make sure that we’re a good fit.
Q: What happens after the 5 Week Intro?
A: After the 5 week intro, I will have a much better understanding of what your strengths, weaknesses, short term goals, long term goals, and practice habits are like…so that I could create a solid, and custom, plan for YOU. This might mean staying with 30 minute private lessons, bumping up to 60 minutes, coming more than once per week, or doing something else entirely. I can’t really know what the best format is for YOU until I teach you a few times to get a feel for how you learn best. But after the 5 week intro, we’ll have a simple conversation and decide together what the best plan is for you.
Q: What are your rates after the 5 Week Intro?
A: My rates for my full-time private students are listed below. What I do is I discount commitment. The more lessons that you commit to up front will result in a lower cost per lesson.
30 Minute Private Lesson Rates For Full Time Students
60 Minute Private Lesson Rates For Full Time Students
Q: What styles of music do you teach?
A: I teach what I call “rock based styles of music.” This includes: Rock, classic rock, 80’s rock, grunge, acoustic rock, folk, alternative, blues, metal, and country.
I do NOT teach: classical, jazz, or Spanish/Flamenco style guitar
Q: Should I start out with an acoustic guitar or an electric guitar?
A: This depends on what type of music you want to play. If you want to play strumm-y campfire songs, then go with an acoustic guitar. If you want to play Metallica and Pantera, then you need to go with an electric guitar.
It’s a common misconception that you “start out on an acoustic and then graduate to an electric.” Nonsense! You can start on either.
I will say that electric guitars tend to be easier for newer players because of thinner necks/bodies and the strings are closer to the fretboard, so you don’t have to press as hard to fret a note.
Q: Do you recommend any type of guitars in particular for beginners?
A: Yes. Check these out:
Q: What days and times do you teach?
A: My teaching hours are Monday – Thursday from 3pm – 8pm and Saturdays from 10am – 2pm.