Learn How To Learn Guitar with Donnie
Learn How To Learn Guitar with Donnie

Learn How To Learn Guitar with Donnie

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Offers remote services
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Introduction: **New Limited Time Special Deal! - Only $30 for your first 3 lessons!** Hello! My name is Donnie and I am passionate about developing future musicians. My approach is simple yet unique: teach the students to teach themselves. By educating my students in how to learn my goal is to give you a skill set that will continually pay dividends beyond the duration of our lessons together. As a teacher I've seen in the past how easy it is to make your students depend on you for their learning. For some, it is their business model. That method creates long-term students who never become masters. Instead of that, I am focused on attracting a small group of highly focused and motivated students who will take a little bit of my knowledge and turn it into much more. Through this method I can ensure the highest quality of service for my students. I build a bespoke curriculum specifically for everyone with whom I work. Your curriculum may include: - Required reading (books that relate to the process of learning) - Music Theory - Beginner/intermediate guitar essentials - Advanced learning strategies to break through barriers - Technical advice to make sure you get the best sound out of your guitar and gear possible Here is what you get when you start a lesson plan with me: - Regular practice reminders, follow-up, and feedback. - An instructor who is going to teach you how to succeed on your own, not one who is going to string you along. - Honest feedback. If I believe that we are not a good fit, I'll tell you so. I welcome students of all skill levels. If you are prepared to commit to the life of a musician, send me a request for a consultation and I will follow up with you. Thank you! Have a wonderful day.
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Raymond F.
Apr 27, 2022
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I have taken 4 online lessons from Donnie in the past month. I’ve played some guitar in the past by myself and didn’t know how I should improve and I liked the materials Donnie prepared for me. I enjoyed the classes. They all seemed too short, but I learned quite a bit!

Details: 45 - 64 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Yes, can read guitar tabs • What the teacher recommends • Rock • Jazz • Blues • Yes, the student has an instrument • 45 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Brandon B.
Jun 24, 2021
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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!

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • No, cannot read music • Electric • Folk • Rock • Blues • Country • Jazz • What the teacher recommends • Classical • Yes, the student has an instrument • 30 minutes • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc. • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Ashley H.
Apr 20, 2022
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I enjoyed working with Donnie. He was personable, quick to respond, knowledgeable about music and helped fill in the gaps from my self taught YouTube learning of guitar. He was also patient and accommodating with me and my schedule! If you’re looking for a teacher to help expand your guitar skills, I would recommend Donnie 100%.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • No, cannot read music • Acoustic • Classical • What the teacher recommends • Jazz • Yes, the student has an instrument • 45 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet) • At the pro’s location • My home, venue, etc.

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Arthur Z.
Feb 19, 2022
Donnie is an incredible guitar teacher! He takes the time to understand your personal goals and bases his lessons on teaching you the skills required to achieve them. He's extremely patient and clear when it comes to explaining challenging concepts, as well as showing you a variety of techniques to overcome the things that you're struggling with. I walk away from every lesson blown away by how much I've learned. Also, you'll always have a solid understanding of your learning roadmap: why you're learning what you're learning, how it relates to your goals, what your strengths are, what you need to work on, and what you'll be learning next. During the time period I've been taking lessons with Donnie, I went from a complete beginner to being able to play many of my favorite songs. If you want to make serious progress with your guitar playing, I highly recommend Donnie as your teacher.
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Paul F.
Nov 10, 2021
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Donnie has been fantastic! As a new player, and not one who has a great deal of experience with technology, I was a little apprehensive about online lessons, but Donnie has made the process easy by providing links. Frankly, I was surprised by how much he is able to observe and address what I am doing via video. As a teacher, he is professional, knowledge, and empathetic. I strongly recommend Donnie as an instructor. The lessons are well organized, concise, and genuinely helpful.

Details: 45 - 64 years old • No formal training • No, cannot read music • Acoustic • Rock • Blues • Folk • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has an instrument • 45 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

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

    **Limited-time deal - get your first 3 lessons for $30** I charge $45 for a 45 minute lesson, and $55 for 60 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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