I have been taking guitar lessons from Doug for a couple years now. I started off never playing guitar before and was really unsure of myself. Doug encouraged me, built a lesson based on my abilities and before I knew it, I was actually playing songs. Doug encourages you to play a mixture of songs that are within your abilities and songs that will challenge you, this way you don't get discouraged and you are pushed to increase your abilities, he also teaches you songs you like and actually want to learn, no Mary Had a Little Lamb. Doug is incredibly patient, builds your confidents and makes learning fun. You can't go wrong choosing him as your teacher.