DFW Guitar Academy
DFW Guitar Academy

DFW Guitar Academy

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Introduction: If you match most or all of these things listed below, then I'm the perfect guitar teacher for you: -You are interested in playing "rock" based styles of music. This includes blues, acoustic singer songwriter-y type stuff, classic rock, alternative, grunge, hard rock, and metal. I do not teach jazz or classical. -You want a guitar teacher who teaches you based on your goals and challenges. I don't teach from a "method book" where every student gets the EXACT same lessons in the same order. Learning guitar doesn't work that way. Every student has different interests and challenges & their lesson plan needs to be specific and unique to them. -You want a teacher that truly understands your goals. If you just want to play guitar for fun and are not trying to be a super high level player, you need a teacher that is not going to overwhelm you. Conversely, if you want to get really good, you need a teacher that will push you and challenge you. The difference between those two types of students is something that I understand extremely well and I adjust my teaching approach based on YOUR objectives. -You want a teacher who is patient. I will not lie to you. Guitar is a hard and frustrating instrument to learn. But ANYONE can learn it. There's only one "secret" to learning guitar and that is simply to just never give up. I understand that completely, which is why I don't care if it takes you 1 day, 1 week, 1 month, or 1 year to be able to play something that I teach you. I care that you give your best effort and I care that you get there...and getting there requires patience. There's no one universal way to learning guitar. The best way for Person 1 is sometimes the worst way for Person 2. Because I'm open to changing my approach when as student doesn't understand something, which makes patience one of my best qualities. -You have a real PASSION for music and you (or your child) really want to be able to play guitar. I don't care how old you are. I don't care if you are brand new to guitar or if you have years of experience. What I do care about is that you really LOVE music. I like to say that I could teach you songs, chords, scales, strumming, theory, solos, etc all day long...but I could never teach you how to WANT to play guitar. If that sounds like you, then I think we should talk because I we would be a great fit.

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Carrie l.

Guitar Lessons (for children or teenagers)

Jon is a great teacher. My child is feeling very confident and is able to play recognizable song parts after only two lessons.
Jan 15, 2016
Cory H.

Jon is a very patient guitar teacher. Our son, Nathanael is 13 and has been taking guitar lessons for five years and he has been through four guitar teachers. Jon has been able to take him to the next level. He is doing more than just learning how to play a song or two. He is learning to understand music with his guitar and technique when playing. Working with Jon has not only helped Nathanael excel as a guitar player but also in band as a clarinet player in middle school. Jon's studio is comfortable for his students and guests. He is always in a cheerful mood when he is teaching and we are always made to feel welcome. We appreciate what Jon has done for our son because music has helped him excel as a student, a musician, and as a person. We would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for an instructor.
Aug 9, 2015
Britany B.

Guitar Lessons

My husband and I have been attending Guitar Rock Academy for the past two months and we are already miles better than when we started. Jon is patient with us, very personable, and willing to answer any questions we have. Despite having two people in the lesson, he tailors his instruction based on how well we're doing individually, which helps provide encouragement. We always have a good time at the lessons and look forward to it every week.
Aug 17, 2015
Matthew H.

Guitar Lessons (for children or teenagers)

Before I signed up for guitar lessons, I was struggling with finding direction for my practice and felt like I wasn't furthering my skills very much. Before my first lesson with Jon was over, he was aware of what I knew, what I needed to work on, and what I wanted to learn. He was able to map out a lesson plan that met my needs. After the first five lessons, I have learned a lot, and even more importantly, I know what I expect to learn in the future. Thanks Jon!
Aug 18, 2015
Allie C.

Guitar Lessons

I came to Jon not knowing anything about playing guitar. In just 3 short months I have progressed quicker than I have imagined through his expertise. He is extremely good not only at the guitar but at teaching it. I would highly recommend him!
Jan 21, 2014
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I have many different programs and packages available and the end cost is really dependent on so many factors that it's pretty tricky to quote anyone without getting more information first. With that said, what I do is this. I offer a 5 week package consisting of a 30 min private lesson each week for just $99. It's a great way for me to get to know you as a new student, see how you learn best, what your goals are, what your challenges are, how you practice from week to week, etc… At the end of that 5 lesson intro period, we'll have a conversation about where we go from here. I'll give you my recommendation of what format or formats would work best for you and give you a whole host of different billing options.

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

    Step 1: contact me if you think we would be a good fit based on what type of music you want to play. Step 2: We'll have a quick 5 minute phone call to talk about your playing experience, what music you want to play, any challenges, and of course scheduling. Step 3: If we think we're a good fit for one another and the schedules line up, we'll sign you up for my 5 Week Introductory Period, which is weekly 30 minute private lessons (and costs just $99). Step 4: The first lesson will be very much a "get to know you" type of lesson. I can't teach anybody without first seeing what they can or can't do. So, if you have some experience, I'll just ask you what you know. I'll ask to demonstrate any chords or scales you know, or any songs you might have learned. I need to ascertain what you think your biggest challenges are AND what I think your biggest challenges are. If you are brand new to guitar, we will go over the basics of how to hold the guitar/pick, parts of the guitar, how to tune, and you will leave the 1st lesson being able to play one of the most iconic guitar riffs of all time. Step 5: Over the rest of the intro period, we will go over the top 3-5 top things that you need to practice to improve your guitar scales in the short term. The exact lesson plan is different for everyone. Step 6: After the intro period is over, we will have a simple conversation as to whether you want to continue on full time and what format you want to stick with. By this time, I have a really good understanding of what your practice habits are like and how much new content you could handle at a time. That means I can create a much more detailed lesson plan custom to you.

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

    The best education is experience and I have 10 years of experience teaching thousands of guitar players of a variety of ages and skill levels.

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