Rich is an amazing guitar teacher. I had zero knowledge of music, but 40 years of desire, and he was able to channel my inner rock god. If I had to say why, the reason is twofold. First, he loves what he does. It isn't about him showing off. He actually lights up and smiles when you 'get' a piece right. Second, and more important, his lessons just make sense. They follow a very natural progression which mixes strumming and single string playing equally. Always challenging your muscles and coordination. I've learned a ton from him!