I've been teaching complete beginners how to strum a guitar since 2006. I've developed a nearly foolproof course that is complete with easy-to-understand sheet music (I'll show you everything you need to know), playalong videos, and crystal clear audio loops to play along with.

Once you've learned strumming, next comes your first song.


Your First Song

After you learn strumming, it's time to start learning songs. One of the biggest benefits of learning from me is that I can pick songs that are just right for your skill level. I have tons of songs that I teach complete beginners that can challenge them without frustrating them, and this includes plenty of one-chord songs.


Expanding Chord Vocabulary and Songs

Once you've learned your first song, it's only up from there. The idea is to choose a good song to play, one that you like and one that has just the right amount of challenge to it. In this way, you'll learn dozens of songs with only the basic chords.


Add New techniques and More Interesting Songs

After you master basic chords, strumming, and playing along to songs, it's time to add more advanced guitar techniques and more interesting songs. Perhaps you are a fan of rock and roll? It's time to learn power chords. Like indie-rock? It's time to learn barre chords. Want to learn songs like Blackbird and Landslide? It's time to learn fingerpicking.

No matter the direction you want to go, I'll follow you and make sure your path is smooth and frustration free.