Private lessons

                  There is simply no substitute for a good teacher to help you accomplish your musical goals. You will get the best information in an easy to understand format. I provide PDF written materials along with jam tracks hosted on YouTube to help you understand what you are being taught.

                  For Private Lessons, my studio is located in Goodyear Hgts - Akron, Ohio. If you know that you are interested or if you have questions, just use the contact form in the sidebar. I teach Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings between 5PM and 9PM. I will contact you very quickly when you use the contact form.

                   I have been influenced by some of the greatest players to walk the planet - Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Neal Schon, Jeff Beck and Andy Timmons. You will hear these influences in the playing.

                   I have performed with National artists - Carmine Appice, Vinnie Moore, Nick Catanese (Black Label Society) Joe Stump, Rob Balducci, Dave Weiner (Steve Vai) and Jennifer Batten (Michael Jackson and Jeff Beck) as well as notable local artists - I have written and recorded full-length albums and also work for Morley pedals as a demonstrator at trade shows.

I have been playing guitar for more than 30 years and teaching for more than 15 years.

I have completed a background check and teach students (12 years old and above).

  • Private lessons cost $25.00 per 1/2 Hr  or  Buy a 4 Pack at a discount
  • Video + PDF Course Access cost BLUE $55.00
  • Online lessons cost $25.00 per 1/2 Hr
  • Custom video lessons cost $25.00 for 15 minutes

                          For people who would like to take my course, but live too far away, I have developed a VIDEO + PDF format for you. For a 10th of the cost of Private Lessons, you can get access to the videos and PDF's that my private students would get. Right now ONLY the Blue Level course is available. This is a beginner level course and the subjects are listed below. This material is designed to take approximately 6 months to master and would cost around $550.00 if you took private lessons. 

                           In the future, the Green and Red Level courses will be made available. When you purchase one of these Course Levels, make sure to include your email address so that you can be sent an invitation to the website that hosts the videos and a downloadable PDF. After you purchase this Course, you will be e mailed a link to a page that will host the videos and a downloadable PDF. If you have questions, you can use the contact form in the sidebar.

Blue Level Contents
  1. Note Names
  2. Open Major Chords
  3. Open Minor and Diminished Chords
  4. Intro to Keys and The F Chord
  5. Intro to reading Tab
  6. Intro to Finger Strength Exercises and Power Chords
  7. Major Barre Chords
  8. Minor and Diminished Barre Chords
  9. Major 7 Barre Chords
  10. Minor 7, Dominant 7 and Minor 7 flat 5 Barre Chords
  11. The Chord Quality Exercise
  12. Performance Techniques
  13. C A G E D Pentatonic Scales
  14. A G E D Pentatonic Scales and how to practice them
  15. C A G E D Sequence (how to play the scales in a key all over the neck)
  16. Chord Scale Exercise
  17. Creating the Progression
  18. Licks

                            Custom Videos are available for those who do not have the equipment for Online Lessons or live in a time zone that does not permit an Online Lesson. Please call or send me an email to inquire whether the subject you wish to learn is available.

Subjects for *custom videos include, but are not limited to:

  • Basic chords and theory
  • Scales - Diatonic and Pentatonic as well as Exotic
  • Modes
  • Sweeping
  • Songwriting techniques
  • Speed techniques
  • Tapping
  • Performance Techniques

* Depending on the subject matter and volume of requests, it will take a few days to produce a custom video. Video content may vary between 12 to 15 minutes depending on the subject matter and may require more than one lesson.

If the subject matter requires more than one lesson, you will have to purchase additional lessons to complete the subject.

                    Videos will be delivered via YouTube as a *private video. You will be e mailed the URL after the video is uploaded. The video will be 720p HD so that you can view it at the resolutions that YouTube offers on your device.

*Private Video delivery will REQUIRE a YouTube account.