Dennis Cherry
Dennis Cherry

Dennis Cherry

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Introduction: I work out of Fort Worth, Texas, so most lessons are virtual. I've been teaching for fifteen years (and playing a WHOLE lot longer!) - all ages, all styles, electric, acoustic. Reasonable rates, patient, knowledgeable and thorough. Lesson plans and practice schedules provided. I focus on a complete knowledge of the instrument, chords, scales, theory, and songs, but at the same time, customizing lessons to fit the individual student's goals. After getting the basics down, we will focus on what YOU want to play!! I love getting students excited about learning and playing! Playing an instrument is a lifelong endeavor - there's always more to learn and areas to improve upon. So many students have had fits and starts, not having a decent "road map" or a view of the "big picture" - even after months of lessons with other instructors. I feel it's my job to not only teach the "nuts and bolts", but also keep the student focused on their ultimate goals, not mine! My only goal is to help you become the BEST guitarist you can be and develop a love for playing!! Whatever your goals are - fun with family and friends, performance, composition or whatever, I believe that with my help, you can achieve them!!
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Hired 121 times

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16 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

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Dan X.
Mar 9, 2023
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I really like working with Dennis. I've been trying to play the guitar for over 20 years. Never quite got it down but with Denis's help I'm finally starting to feel like I'm able to play. After the lesson he sends me video reviews of things we worked on which really helps. He also has a pdf lesson booklet that is full of great stuff. I really appreciate Dennis for his patience and teaching style. I highly recommend him.

Details: 45 - 64 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • No, cannot read music • Electric • Rock • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has an instrument • 30 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Cory S.
Jun 26, 2022
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I have been playing guitar for 10 years, often using tabs or song books from the internet. During this time, I was never able to make my playing sound like the song, which was discouraging. Lessons with Dennis gave valuable insight not only to what I was doing incorrectly, but also how to practice to make my playing better. Techniques that are not covered in any books that I read, or the videos that I watched were invaluable in improving my skills. Dennis also uncovered tabs for songs that teach a certain technique (e.g., pull-offs in 'Time' by Pink Floyd); Dennis also took the time to not only find the tab, but also fixed the tab and put together an arrangement. Each class Dennis gave was packed with new techniques, new songs, and discussion. One class was not enough to absorb all of the information. However, Dennis also would send out videos covering the points covered in the class. I found these videos HUGELY helpful in actually learning the material. As a parent of 2 kids with a lot of activities, and a full-time job, competing priorities often caused a time conflict. Dennis was flexible with timing of classes, and even if a class was postponed, if there was a question that I had, an email would come back from Dennis, with either an explanation or a video to help. I cannot recommend Dennis highly enough. I was skeptical about how well long-distance and video learning guitar would work, but Dennis has put a lot of work in to adapting to the new normal, and I am learning a lot! PS. He is also fun to converse with!

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Yes, can read guitar tabs • Acoustic • Rock • Blues • Folk • Jazz • Classical • Yes, the student has an instrument • 30 minutes • At the pro’s location • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Thanks Cory!! Glad to help and you'll continue doing well!See you soon! Dennis
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Prashant B.
Nov 4, 2022
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Dennis is amazing! He is very patient has great materials and has been able to add value immediately to my sons guitar skills. Looking forward to working with him for long!

Details: 10 - 13 years old • 0 - 2 yrs of formal training • Yes, can read guitar tabs • Acoustic • What the teacher recommends • Yes, the student has an instrument • 60 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

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John F.
Aug 6, 2021
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Finally a guitar teacher with a lesson plan. Organized professional instruction in a friendly (virtual) atmosphere . I look forward to the lessons and I am making progress. Thanks Dennis.

Details: 45 - 64 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Yes, can read guitar tabs • Electric • Rock • Blues • Yes, the student has an instrument • 60 minutes • Remotely (phone or internet)

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Joel G.
Jul 31, 2021
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Dennis is the best guitar teacher you will find who really knows how teach you how to play guitar, not just showing you licks or only songs you want to learn. First he provides you a workbook he has put together that gives you a reference for the fundamentals of technique, basic guitar theory, and most importantly, how and what to practice. As a teacher he meets you where you are in terms of skill level and what you’re interested in learning. He allows you to learn at your own pace. The lessons are always fun and productive. They often go a bit overtime since Dennis is personable and seems to really enjoy getting to know his students. He also sometimes provides you videos recapping your lesson or backing tracks to practice with. I have recommended him to everyone I know who is interested in really learning how to play and develop their skills, and I highly recommend him to anyone reading this review.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No formal training; some self-taught experience • Yes, can read guitar tabs • Electric • Rock • Blues • Country • Yes, the student has an instrument • 60 minutes • At the pro’s location • Remotely (phone or internet)

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