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

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Hired 60 times

Serves Woodbury, CT

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17 years in business

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

Exceptional 5.0

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Darren B.

Guitar Lessons

Great first lesson! I am a relatively experienced guitarist looking to study jazz guitar a little more intensively. Phil took the time to see where my skills are and from the very beginning tailored the lesson to where I am. From what I can see so far, his approach to teaching is exactly what I am looking for!
Oct 22, 2021
Neville C.

Guitar Lessons

Phil's a knowledgeable, experienced pro who actually has a PLAN for learning guitar. Fun guy to talk with, too. Got tools in lesson one that have the potential to level up my playing.
Aug 13, 2021
Scott G.

Guitar Lessons

Finally! A guitar instructor who cares about where I want to go as a guitarist and the path I need to follow to get there. The lesson structure is clear and the technology platform is the best I’ve seen. Mature, focused, and disciplined. Now it’s up to me to make it happen.
Jul 12, 2021
Kevin F.

Guitar Lessons

Let me preface this by saying when I decided to start taking guitar lessons, I had no musical background. I didn't know the chords, how to read music, rhythm, etc. Phil has been able to take what i thought as being a very challenging endeavor and has made my dream of learning to play a reality. He does not overwhelm you and makes it fun and enjoyable. I would highly recommend him if you are considering to learn how to play. you will not be disappointed.
Jun 16, 2021
Xi H.

Guitar Lessons

It has been about 3 months since I started taking course with PhiI, so great so far. He is really a master guitar player and has years of tutor experience. Phil is capable to explain everything brief, clean and also practical. So literally I can use what I just learned in the lesson during the weekday to my enjoyable jamming play with my friends over weekends. If you are a self-taugter as me and feeling the needs of someone's help to organize/refresh your mind, I would definitely recommend Phil here!
May 21, 2021
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Lessons are offered for 30 ,45, or one hour session 30=$40.00 45=$60.00 60=$80.00

  • 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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