Frequently Asked Questions


Wait a second: Just five minutes of practice each day?

Yes! Hundreds of other beginners have learned to play guitar under my guidance and method, and I’ve rarely assigned any more work than five minutes of practice each day.

Do you like working with beginners?

Love it! I've specialized in teaching beginners since 2006, no plans to change.

What’s it like to take lessons with you?

I deeply value the people I work with, and it’s my inner calling to provide a safe, comfortable, and relaxed atmosphere for them to learn in. I’m a teacher and guide at heart, and it has always mattered to me to provide a secure, structured, and ultimately beautiful path to learn guitar.

Where are you located?

I am located close to the intersection of Berkeley & Manchaca in Austin TX, 78745. I'll send directions upon confirmation of your first lesson.

Skype lessons are available if you’d like to learn guitar remotely.


How much do you charge?

  • First Lesson: $40

  • New Student Package, four lessons: $200

  • Monthly Tuition: $315.50 for a lesson each week, or $157.50 for a lesson every other week.

  • Lesson Scheduled At Your Convenience: $100

During November and December, monthly tuition will be lowered in accordance with the holidays.

Why should I choose you as my guitar teacher?

Once again, it’s my personal calling to provide a learning atmosphere that is incredibly relaxing, fulfilling, and stable. I love helping people transform themselves into a guitarist on just five minutes of practice each day.

Can I still learn guitar if I take a lesson every other week?

Yes. Most of my students take lessons every other week and do just fine.

Do I have to sign a contract to be in guitar lessons with you?

No, not at all!

Do you do group lessons?



What is your cancellation policy?

Once you are a regular student, you can cancel as many lessons you want, but the way my lessons are set up are like classes at college: If you’ve paid for them, they still occur. In other words, no refunds for cancelled lessons.

You can reschedule lessons, however, as long as it’s done through my automated online booking system. If you had an emergency, I can do a reschedule of your lesson upon request.


What if I forget about my lesson and don’t show up?

I don’t want to turn you off, but doing this will force me to reconsider having you as a client. I value my time, and I don’t have very much of it!


Do you teach children?

No one under 14.


Do you teach intermediates?

I prefer beginners, but on occasion I’ll work with intermediates.


Do you require students to perform?

No. You can learn guitar without performing. Hundreds of my students already have.


Do you require students to learn music theory, or to learn to read music?

Not at all. However, I will teach what you ask me to teach you. If you'd like to learn music theory, then ask a question and I’ll answer it.