Guitar Classes and Lessons

I teach guitar privately and through classes at local recreation departments.
I seek to help you reach your musical goals, whether it's playing acoustic or
electric, strumming chords, reading tablature, flatpicking and/or fingerpicking
solos. The skills you learn will apply to any style, whether it's folk,
rock, country, blues, or fingerstyle.

No previous musical experience is necessary. The goal is to get you playing
songs as soon as possible.

Private Lessons: I offer a free consultation to help determine if we are a good match
for each other. I teach out of my apartment studio in Old Southwest Roanoke.
Cost: $17 for a 45 minute lesson.

For my private students, if you have particular songs, artists or styles you
enjoy, I can create custom arrangements at your level, at no extra charge.
Students are better motivated when working on songs they know and like.

All ages are welcome from third grade students to retirees. References (current
students and "guitar parents") are available.

Guitar Classes: I teach several classes including Guitar For Absolute Beginners,
Blues Band, and Music Theory. Contact me for information on fees and
scheduling for upcoming classes.

I have been teaching since 2008. Music credential: I passed the Praxis exam required
of public school music teachers in Virginia.

Guitar For Absolute Beginners handouts and demos

Instructional Videos

(540) 588-5826