Curt has been teaching my daughter since April 2012. First off, he is a great instructor, always patient and he had her playing right off the bat. She has progressively gotten better which has motivated her to practice even more, turning her into a pretty good young guitar player. From a parent's perspective, he is extremely helpful with advice and has been very easy to work with on scheduling. I would, and actually have recommended him to other parents. If you're considering guitar lessons, I would say definitely use Curt because he's a great instructor and the fact that he is also a veteran who served his/our country faithfully for many years. Support Veteran owned businesses!