Donnie's Guitar Lessons
Donnie's Guitar Lessons

Donnie's Guitar Lessons

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Introduction: **I use a custom-built system to handle my payments, scheduling, and video lessons. So no fooling around with a bunch of separate systems! The majority of my students were already online prior the virus and I have 140+ excellent reviews from them!** Hi! My name is Donnie and I would really like to work with you! My lessons are conducted online through my live video platform or in Nixa, MO. I have been playing guitar for 14 years and have experience playing rock, jazz, blues, and acoustic guitar. My teaching philosophy is simple, "teach the student to teach themselves". My end goal is for my students to learn all of the knowledge I have acquired and then put it to use in their own music. I use an award winning program that I'll personally tailor to the needs of the student and I am always glad to answer questions! Each assignment I give to my students is also accompanied by a backing track so that you will be able to test yourself and have a standard by which to judge your progress. Learning to play a musical instrument is an essential skill that you will benefit from forever! Please feel free to reach out and I'll be glad to schedule a phone call with you so we can figure out what will best fit your needs. Have a good one!
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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

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Brandon B.

Guitar Lessons

LOVE working with Donnie. He called me to make sure he understood what I was looking for in lessons. Then when we got to the lesson, he presented a well-structured means of achieving my goals and got me started on it. Finally feel like I have someone to help me with a clear roadmap for my guitar goals! Thanks, Donnie! Can't wait for the next lesson!
Jun 25, 2021
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Cassandra M.

Guitar Lessons

Donnie did a great job running a first lesson for me. A lot of teachers don't seem to have a good grasp on how to plan and move through teaching, but he was on point and never once made me question where we were going with the lesson. Thanks much! I'd happily take more lessons.
Jun 25, 2021
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Lottie J.

Guitar Lessons

I taught myself guitar as a teenager and have been playing casually for 9 years but recently decided to really dive in and learn the fundamentals and techniques, so I booked some classes with Donnie. He teaches through video sessions and assigns weekly homework in a workbook, which works great for me as I feel most comfortable practicing from within my own home. I'm so excited by how much I've learned by working with him! He lets me go at my own pace so that I don't feel like I'm in over my head, but also encourages me to try faster speeds/tricky chords that I would otherwise give up on. He's really accommodating when I have to reschedule. Plus, he's extremely friendly, not to mention very experienced, and I always look forward to our cheerful lessons. I sincerely can't recommend Donnie enough as a guitar teacher!
Mar 23, 2020
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Jaedon A.

Guitar Lessons

From just my first lesson, I can tell I will continue receiving guitar lessons from Donnie! It’s obvious he knows what he’s doing and is very professional and reasonable. I can tell he really wants to see me accomplish my goals and can’t wait for more lessons!
Jan 7, 2020
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Neth W.

Guitar Lessons

Donnie is great at customizing the lesson to the ability of the player. He is helpful, but he also challenges me to keep going even when I make mistakes. Very happy with my choice of teacher.
Aug 6, 2020
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I charge $25 for a 1/2 hour lesson, and $35 for 45 minutes, this applies to both online and in-person meetings. A new book costs $10-$20.

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

    During our first lesson I evaluate the new student to see what they really know so I can decide what curriculum they are ready to use. Then, we begin working towards their goals at their pace.

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

    I have spent the last 12 years learning guitar by playing in various bands. Everything from jazz and blues, to rock and country! I've spent years learning from professional musicians who are both educators and performers. Now, I am prepared to pass along this knowledge to you!

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