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 Thursday 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

Contact me through the form in the sidebar to pay. I will send you an invoice to the e mail address that you provide.

                        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. After you purchase a Course, you will be e mailed a link to a page that will host the videos and a downloadable PDF book. 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 & Diminished Chords
  4. Introduction to Keys
  5. The F Chord
  6. Introduction to Reading TAB
  7. Introduction to TIME
  8. Open Chord Progressions
  9. Arpeggiating Open Chord Progressions
  10. Intro to Finger Strength Exercises
  11. Intro to Power Chords
  12. Barre Chords
  13. Major and Minor Barre Chords
  14. Diminished Barre Chords
  15. Progressions using Barre Chords
  16. Suspended Chords
  17. Major 7th Barre Chords
  18. Minor 7th Barre Chords
  19. Progressions using Maj/Min 7 Chords
  20. Dominant 7th Barre Chords
  21. Progressions using Dominant 7 Chords
  22. Minor 7b5 Barre Chords
  23. Progressions using Diminished Chords
  24. Chord Quality Exercise
  25. Performance Techniques
  26. CAGED Pentatonic Scale Shapes
  27. Practicing CAGED Scale Shapes
  28. CAGED Sequence
  29. Chord Scale Exercise
  30. Pentatonic Cheater Rule
  31. Intro to The Blues        
  32. Blues Rhythm
  33. Blues Turnaround
  34. Intro to Jazz
  35. ii-V-I Minor
  36. Minor Turnaround
  37. Creating the Progression/Targeting Notes
  38. Intro to String Bending
  39. Licks
  40. Jimmy Page inspired licks
  41. Intro to Harmonics

                            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.