Jon Rittmann Guitar Studio

Tucson, AZ

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

I have a proven history of successful students, some who have become famous Rock Stars! I have 34 years of teaching professional Guitar and Bass lessons.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Seeing a student reach way above his or her expectations and reach a new level of guitar playing. Helping a student understand what they have always been confused about.


Tucson, AZ 85718

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11 Reviews
  • Mike H. Sep 29, 2012
    Great teacher and very knowledgable of music. Can tab out any song you need and will help you build great chops! Also, the studio was very comfortable which is a plus.
  • Ted S. Sep 26, 2012
    More than 40 years ago, I was a bad guitar player in a bad rock n' roll band. Then I stopped playeing completely until about 6 years ago when I started to take guitar less ons from Jon Rittmann. He gave me great finger exercises to get up some speed, had an excellent technique for quickly teaching me all the jazz chords, and began to teach me challenging but manageable arrangements of jazz standards, using tablature. I've also learned a considerable amount of music theory from him and my appreciation of music has grown by leaps and bounds. He has inspired me to practice, but with a light touch that lets me leave town on business for weeks at a time. His teacing studio is well equipped. As I've approached retirement, playing has become one of my greates sources of pleasure. He is not only my teacher, but my friend as will.
  • Eric R. Sep 25, 2012
    I took lessons from Jon for about 6 months. I had already been playing guitar for several years but had gaps in my musical knowledge (because I learned mostly from tabs). Jon created lessons specifically for my music theory needs and general interests. He almost always coupled the lesson with a popular song that demonstrated the learning objective. He was an excellent teacher. I recommend him to everyone.
  • Gerry M. Sep 19, 2012
    Jon is a great music teacher and a great player. I have been taking bass and guitar lessons from Jon for over a year now, and I continue to be totally impressed by his playing and his ability to take his enthusiasm for music and transmit it to others. He is a good-natured guy with a relaxed, easygoing approach to teaching. His ability to break down a song that you want to learn, even if he is not that familiar with the song, learn it and play it note for note just like the recording, transcribe it into tab form, and teach you that song right there and then in a matter of 20-30 minutes is an amazing thing to witness. Just ask him to play the solo from Pink Floyd's Comfortably Numb, and you will be blown away--guaranteed. He will nail the solo, and then show you how to play it! Unfortunately, I have had to take a couple of months off from taking lessons from Jon because of my work, but I am really looking forward to resuming my lessons with him. I really am missing the weekly lessons, which have come to be an important part of my weekly routine, and I look forward to getting back to it! It's a very fun experience to learn to play so many great songs in a fun, relaxed atmosphere.
  • Sean H. Sep 17, 2012
    Great guitar and bass teacher.
  • Jim B. Sep 15, 2012
    Guitar Lessons
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    Jon is an excellent teacher. In the past few months I have learned a number of essential jazz standards, my playing has improved considerably. He has challenged me, and offered guidance for me to suceed.
  • Bill M. Sep 15, 2012
    Jon's positive encouragment and affable personality are an added bonus to his awesome background in guitar. I began lessons with Jon, this January, and love the challenges he offers me. I wasn't much more than a beginner (knew some basic chords) and now he's got me practicing scales and songs in a variety of genres: rock, jazz, spanish, and celtic. You can really "feel" the progress you're making as you go along. Jon's vast experience allows him to share all those "little tips" that make a "big difference."
  • Matthew S. Sep 15, 2012
    An amazing teacher, who will not yell or get upset even if you don't play the cord correct. You can learn a song and play it up to speed in record time. Makes learning the guitar, or Bass guitar alot of fun.
  • Mike P. Sep 14, 2012
    I took lessons from Jon for 5 months. We worked on various blues scales and blues licks. The Texas blues were particularly fun to learn and very useful. Jon taught me songs that were fun to play and challenged my guitar skills. His lessons were fun and great to take home to work on . Jon approaches guitar sessions professionally and got a lot done in the half hour we spent each week.
  • Yoel K. Sep 13, 2012
    This man is not only an amazing guitar player, but a great musician, and a really cool laid back guy. While most guitar teachers I've had have been condescending, and had this certain offsetting attitude about them, Jon has none of that. He takes you as you are, and is very humble and down to earth. If you have a favorite guitarist or musician in mind, Jon can teach you close to every single song and technique about that guitarist, with his huge library of hand crafted, accurate, by-ear tabs. Every little nuance, down to the last minuscule bend. He changed my way of thinking not only about guitar, but music as a whole. Go in with an open mind, and a willingness to learn, and I promise you will not be disappointed.
  • Thomas G. Sep 13, 2012
    I was a student of Mr. Rittmann for over four years and in that time I learned more about playing guitar than I thought possible. You should definitely take lessons from him, he is a wonderful teacher and a personable guy.


How did you get started doing this type of work?
I am a self-taught guitarist that started at age 9 and was already playing gigs at the age of 12. I always knew that guitar was my life and future.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
My track history of the great students I have taught to develop their talent to the professional level.