Take guitar lessons in Austin or your couch.


Located in South Austin, The School of Feedback Guitar opened in 2006 with the exclusive focus on helping complete beginners learn guitar. I absolutely love working with people who have never played guitar a day in their lives but want to learn! I get to watch them grow and become happier, more musical people.

The people I work with in Austin are often pressed for time (it's a tech city with lots of music festivals) but want guitar in their lives. They want a way to learn that is easy, free of stress, and won't take over their lives. Usually, after just one lesson, each new student loves the lessons enough to keep on learning.

I also get that some students aren't a big fan of driving or live in a different city but still want the benefits of a teacher dedicated to teaching beginners. They are surprised about how easy it is to learn guitar remote via Skype guitar lessons with me. Not only do they get to learn guitar on five minutes of practice each day, but they get to do it without having to fight traffic, without that commute interrupting their lives.

With very little effort on your part, I'll help you do exactly what you want to with guitar. I'll listen to you, I'll figure out possible directions, I'll steer you clear from any pitfalls or bad habits, and best of all, you'll get to learn in the most comfortable environment of all: your own home. Best of all, you'll learn an instrument that is indelibly parked in popular culture.

The School of Feedback Guitar is open for anyone who wants to learn guitar. The rest of my site is set up for you to learn more about me, Austin and Skype guitar lessons, and whether I am the best teacher for your needs. I am almost positive that I am!



Jenn C.

He's worth every penny.  Highly recommended.

He is an amazing teacher with methods that appeal to the casual learner.  I don't find playing in front of him intimidating (important bc I am super intimidated by musician-types) and he has this incredibly warm and supportive manner.

WHat To Practice

After each lesson, you'll receive a email explaining the best and most powerful way to spend your five minute practice time, each day. All suggestions are based upon your ability and what you are learning.

Practice 5 Minutes

Schedule a five minute block of time each day for practicing guitar and apply the suggestion. It could be right before bed, or right as you get up. If you practice the suggestion, you'll learn guitar quickly.

Play Music

After your five minutes of practice is up, it's time to play around on guitar. Now it's time to enjoy the fruits of your musical labor! Pop on a song at full volume, sing loud, and play to your heart's content.



Debbie D.

WOW! What a GREAT find!  Dave is an amazing teacher. He is unassuming and unintimidating and has the great gift of encouragement that makes you want to learn more.  His "just practice 5 minutes a day" regime is genius because the things he gives you to practice are so fun that the 5 minutes quickly turns into 10, then 20, then 30.....

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Gorgeous Tabs

You'll get a beautifully designed PDF of each song you learn. Each includes the chords you'll play for the song, easy-to-read tablatures, song maps, chord diagrams, and more.


Helpful Videos

You'll get a play-along video of every song you learn. If you're having trouble with a specific part in a song, you'll get a customized troubleshooting video, made specifically for you.

Hi-Res Photos

You'll get high resolution photo sets of the chords you need to learn at two different angles: One with the camera looking down at the guitar like you would, and the other facing the guitar head on.

Best Audio Loops

You'll get high quality audio loops of just the guitar parts of any song, simply so that you can practice. Practicing along with loops will help you learn the song faster.



Skyler T.

If you peruse my reviews you know I'm no BS: if something is good, I'll tell you. Dave is the truth; he's knowledgeable and skilled enough to satisfy the tight pant indie kids and the dark shredders of the world.