Electric Crown Guitar School

Lebanon, CT

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

We provide an even balance between skills needed to become a great musician and the actual application of these skills to real songs they enjoy playing. We use full band backing tracks which the students take home to practice along with and once they have mastered each song we record them playing along with these backing tracks. This both simulates what it's like to play in a real band and it also lets the student listen to what they sound like with a full band backing them up! We also have programs where you can earn accredited guitar certificates in Rock,Metal and Acoustic styles. While learning skills is an important part of our program we never forget the reason you picked up the guitar in the first place. It's to play music!!!

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Seeing my students break through the hurdles that are put in front of them and feeling a sense of accomplishment. It's the greatest feeling in the world when you see the light bulb come on in my students heads when it all comes together and they "Get it"! The other thing I really enjoy is when I see a student complete their first song that they have only heard on the radio up until that point. It's exciting to be able to actually play that song and even more exciting to watch their reactions when they hear themselves on the recording of themselves playing along with their favorite band. This is the point where you feel like a "real" guitar player!
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Lebanon, CT 06249

Years in business



2 Reviews
  • Devon C. Sep 8, 2017
    I took beginning guitar lessons with Don Parkhurst for almost a year and found Don to be a very patient and attentive teacher. Don has a positive attitude toward working with a beginner and makes the learning fun.
  • Jim K. Jul 29, 2011
    Don is the perfect rock guitar teacher,... just look at him, ROCK AND ROLL!!! No "bow-tie" guy teaching "Mary had a little lamb" here!,... Don is the real deal! He also writes the greatest articles for the Guitar Magazine that beginners can learn from.


What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
45 MINUTE PRIVATE LESSONS - $150 per month FULL HOUR PRIVATE LESSONS - $180 per month
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
We work together to figure out exactly where they need to most help and how these things relate to their overall goal. Once we do this then a plan is formed and we begin this exciting journey!
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I attended Hartford Conservatory of Music and attended classes at Atlanta Institute of Music. I have studied with many incredibly talented teachers including Alex Skolnick (Testament,Trans-Siberian Orchestra),Tom Oferrall and Mike Kevetoes and have also had extensive teacher training in various guitar teacher training programs along with being part of a worldwide guitar teachers network.