- What are your rates?
Please contact me for current rates and package deals.
- How long is a lesson?
All lessons are 1 hour long.
- What days and times do you teach?
I teach Monday-Friday, 10am-10pm.
- Where are you located?
I am located in Downtown LA at 1200 S Broadway St, Los Angeles, CA 90015.
- What is the parking situation?
There are many parking options around my building. The average is $5 for the day, but can change depending on the day and time of day. Meters are free and available after 6pm usually.
Once we have estabilished a set time for the lesson, I can help you further with parking if you have questions!
I also offer Skype lessons so that you can learn guitar without even leaving your house!
- Do you travel?
I stay so busy these days that it simply isn't possible for me to travel. However, I do offer Skype lessons that you can take from the comfort of your home!
- Do I need to bring my amp?
I have an amp available for your use in private lessons.
- What levels do you teach?
I have successfully taught very advanced students and students with no musical experience whatsoever. All levels are welcome.
- It is difficult for me to predict my schedule. What is your policy for this?
As long as I can fit you into my schedule, I have no problem scheduling last minute lessons. Alternatively, we can schedule a weekly lesson and if you need to cancel just make sure to give me at least 24 hours notice.
- Do you teach kids?
I typically do not teach anyone under the age of 18. I love teaching kids, but I require that they be very interested in guitar without the pressure of others, parents must be present throughout the entire lesson, and parents must guarantee 30 minutes of practice 6 days a week.
- Will your rates increase while I'm a student?
My policy is that as long as you take regular lessons, I will honor the price advertised at sign up for at least a year. I am very loyal to my students and want to see them improve. I raise my rates as demand and other opportunities increase, but teaching is not just cash flow for me, so I want to make sure people have a fair amount of time to take lessons and improve without having to worrying about adjusting their budgeting.
If a student takes a break from lessons for two or more months without discussing their return with me first, however, I will charge the new rates should they return.
- Can I buy lessons for my friend/coworker/family member/significant other/dog?
I do offer gift certificates. Please contact me for more information.
- Should I start with an acoustic guitar or an electric?
A well set-up guitar of either type will play very similarly and the mechanics are the exact same. You should start with the style of guitar you are most excited to play.
- How many lessons a week do you suggest?
Unless you are an advanced player or plan to play professionally on some level, once a week is sufficient for steady progress without feeling overwhelmed.
- How quick can I expect to progress?
Progress is a direct function of practicing. I will teach you good practice techniques and give you a list of three things (in descending order of importance) each week, so you know exactly how and what to practice. If you can afford to practice an hour a day, you will see very steady progress, but even 15 minutes a day will yield satisfying results over the course of a few months.
- What teaching materials do you use?
I have created hundreds of custom handouts to make sure that I have just the right reference for what each student is learning. I even sell them to teachers and students around the world! You can get a preview here: ProfessionalGuitarLessonHandouts.com
- What kind of music do you play?
I love any technically challenging guitar music! This includes bluegrass, slap guitar, metal, classical music, and many other kinds!