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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, 2015Verified
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, 2015Verified
Guitar Lessons (for adults)
I didn't like the time crunch. Students were standing with guitar strapped on waiting to for you to stand so they could sit & start. On my 3rd lesson Jon spent 10-15 minutes texting & reading texts from a female student that was going to be late. During that time he kept saying " OK keep on, I'm listening"! On my last lesson I text several times the day prior to say I was probably going to miss my lesson the next day & never heard back from him. I e-mailed him the next day & he never responded. I finally got a hold of him by phone & he stated he doesn't get texts on that phone & I had forfeited my lesson! I guess he only gets texts from females on that phone? Plus he said, "you telling me probably doesn't tell me you're are cancelling the lesson"! I have found an excellent instructor now & have signed up for my long term lessons from him! Jim JaredSep 4, 2016VerifiedDFW Guitar Academy's reply
While I am truly sorry that you were disappointed Jim, there are some pretty notable inaccuracies in your review. I don't know what you mean about time crunch. Students were simply waiting for their lesson to start. None of your lessons went less than the 30 minutes you paid for and at least one of them went well over. If you just felt uncomfortable having someone else in the room, that's understandable, but by no means were you being rushed out of the door. It was actually during your 4th lesson that I responded to a text from a student who was informing me that she wasn't going to make it to her lesson that night. Here is a screen shot of that correspondence with that student. As you can see...it was hardly "10-15 minutes" texting and reading texts. https://www.dropbox.com/s/lc2cben8ipduvyf/image1.PNG?dl=0 As for what transpired during your last lesson. It is totally possible that you did attempt to text me, but you definitely did not text my cell phone. In the following links, you will see: - a copy of the lesson policy that you agreed to before our lessons which clearly states what happens in the event of you missing a lesson (Section 3 Part C) and which numbers to text/call (Section 9). You were made well aware beforehand what was the proper protocol. -a screen shot of my email signature which is attached to all of my outgoing emails and reiterates the phone texting situation. You had to have seen that at least once since I sent you 8 different emails in the span of your tenure with me. -a screen shot of our email correspondence on the day of our last lesson which contradicts your telling of the events. Lesson policy - http://www.guitarlessonsinarlington.com/intropolicy Email signature - https://www.dropbox.com/s/so014h9me6ruce1/Screen%20Shot%202016-09-05%20at%2012.33.22%20PM.png?dl=0 Our Email correspondence from the day of your last lesson - https://www.dropbox.com/s/bkbl2kz03x6g9r0/Screen%20Shot%202016-09-05%20at%2011.44.14%20AM.png?dl=0 I'm glad you found a teacher that meets your needs and I wish you nothing but the best.
I would recommend Jon's guitar lessons to anyone interested in playing guitar or improving their guitar skills. It's incredibly easy to build a positive student-teacher relationship with him because he's a wonderful teacher. His patience, kindness, and encouraging attitude can make anyone and excellent guitar player:)Aug 2, 2015
Iâve been going to the DFW Rock Guitar Academy for a little over two months and itâs amazing to me how much I have been able to learn taking lessons from Jon Chorba. Iâve had a guitar for a few years and tried using websites, books and games to learn to play. While they helped to teach me some of the basics I never felt like I was really able to put it all together and make any real progress. As a guy in my late 40âs I was a little hesitant to start taking lessons but after working with Jon he has proven to be an extremely patient teacher. Heâs helped me to accomplish much more after just a few months than I would have thought possible. Jon has a great teaching style and really tailors the lessons based on how quickly you progress and the goals you are trying to achieve as a guitar player. Iâve already been able to learn one of my favorite songs and because of my lessons Iâm able to learn many others! If youâre interested in learning guitar and youâre looking for a great teacher I would highly recommend giving Jon a try.Sep 22, 2015
- 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.