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Phil's Guitar Shop
Phil's Guitar Shop

Phil's Guitar Shop

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Introduction: Experience matters when looking for the right instructor. Many choices in todays guitar landscape. With over 30 years teaching and have studied with top instructors myself I bring a very organized and hands on approach to my lessons. I have written 2 guitar method books so I have a method in place to get you playing. I use the state of the art online platform with live whiteboards, file sharing and enhanced video and audio for a great online lesson. Let's get you playing

Hired 11 times

Serves Brookfield, CT

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1 employee

17 years in business

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Cash, Check, Credit card, PayPal

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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

12 reviews


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Patrice B.

I really enjoy taking guitar lessons with Phil. He has a great match between knowing what he is doing on the instrument and being able to pinpoint where I need to improve. I've made a lot of progress with him. I also recommend checking out the Telecasters he builds himself for a reasonable price.
Feb 17, 2021
Michael M.

I sold a guitar through Phil's shop six years ago and my satisfaction can be measured by the fact that I've sold a dozen more through him since that first one. Also I would recommend Phil for lessons - I've played guitar for over 50 years but it wasn't until my lessons with Phil that I really learned the fundamentals of scales and chord structure and fretboard positions - and he always picks a great song to learn that reinforces the lesson and makes practice enjoyable.
Feb 14, 2021
Sam B.

Wasted a year teaching myself guitar on YouTube before I decided to start taking lessons with Phil. Best decision ever! Not only has my guitar playing improved exponentially over the past year but also my overall understanding of music in general. Even through the onset of COVID-19, Phil's Guitar was able to adapt with an awesome online platform to conduct remote lessons. Highly Recommend !!
Feb 9, 2021
Will W.

I've been taking lessons with Phil for a few years now and it has completely changed my guitar playing for the better. The best part of Phil's teaching style is helping me cut through over-thinking music theory and, instead, learn to think like a gigging guitarist. Highly recommended.
Feb 8, 2021
Jonathan S.

Guitar Lessons

Comfortable entry into reading sheet music and guitar theory.
Mar 19, 2021
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Philip Forbes


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Lessons are offered for 30 ,45, or one hour session 30=$39.50 45=$59.25 60=$79.00

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    In our first initial session I look to find out where you are on the guitar and what direction you would like to go.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Many years as a professional working musician and teacher ..Studied with Sal Salvador Ritchie Hart John Abercrombie and many more through the years all culminating in my personal teaching method

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