The Most Relaxed Way For Beginners to Take Guitar Lessons: Skype.

 

No Driving Required

Taking Skype guitar lessons online allows you to get all the benefits of taking in-person lessons without the commute. Forget about traffic jams, crappy drivers, or taking time away from the things that are most important to you.

Pajamas Are Optional

There's no need to dress up when you take guitar lessons on Skype. I'd prefer for you to be comfortable! Besides, I am far more focused on the quality of your guitar learning experience than what you're wearing.

Green And Conscious

Taking Skype guitar lessons means you'll directly cut the carbon emissions released from commuting to a lesson. Additionally, all of the materials you need are digitally provided, which means no trees are cut down. It's very sensible, and it's good karma for you.

 

In addition to one-on-one lessons with me, you'll get tons of materials to help you learn.

 
 
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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.

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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.

After teaching guitar for a decade, I've perfected a process to help beginners learn that has proven wildly successful.

 

Learn By Observation

The majority of music students are visual learners. I teach people by helping them visually. First, you learn by observing, then by absorbing, and finally by doing. You learn things step-by-step, easily, and without any sort of friction.

Solidify The New

After you have absorbed what you need to learn, I'll help you solidify what you learn so it's set in stone. I call them workflows. Workflows are incredibly powerful in-lesson practice techniques to help you learn guitar, fast.

5 Minutes of Practice

I believe that if you know how to practice, you can get it done in five minutes, flat. A solid majority of my students get away with five minutes of practice because they know how to practice in a super smart way. I'll show you how to do this, too.

 
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Jenn C.

Great decision.  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.  This week I came in with a song request from my husband and Dave just listened to the song, figured out the chords by ear and started to show me how to play it.  God, that was impressive.  And then he tells me that he will be able to teach me how to do that at some point.  Yes, please:-)

He's worth every penny.  Highly recommended.

 
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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.....Dave is also great at methodically teaching chords, strum patterns, and songs that develop competence and confidence.  As Dave says, once you get the basics down, then you can decide how far you want to take this, whether it is as the casual guitarist who plays along to favorite songs or if it means understanding music theory and all that goes along with that.

 

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. He's impressed with his skill for 2 straight years; he teaches and creates because he's compelled and that's the type of person you want as a teacher. With that in mind, Dave only wants what YOU want as a student. Just want to learn 3 chord guitar? He'll teach. Complex 3 octave shredding? He'll get you there.

Take home message? Dave should be charging more; his knowledge is that valuable. Book a lesson before he wises up!