Frequently Asked Questions

What musical experience must I have?

No prior experience is needed to begin learning the guitar or mandolin. Beginners and advanced players looking for a new perspective are welcome.

Practice and drive are the only requirements.

You should be ready to practice at least 20 minutes every day. The only way for you to hear the results from your lessons is to practice. The more the better. I’ll keep it challenging and fun.

What instrument and gear do I need?

The only thing you need for your first lesson is a guitar or mandolin. Electric or acoustic are both fine.

I recommend that all students have these additional items:

Metronome (online free metronome is fine)

What study materials do you provide?

I provide tabs, music notation, chord diagrams, workouts, and scales for you. Just have a folder on your desktop to save them in and you can grab tunes and workouts in seconds.

What are the computer requirements?

Windows or Mac both work great.
You will need a webcam.
I can help pick one if needed.
Your internet connection should be DSL or Cable.
You will need to install Skype.

When we have our first lesson, I can help you with computer troubles. In the rare case of a technical problem, where the lesson just can’t happen, we can reschedule or credit the lesson.

What are your rates?

My Online rates are $30 for a forty minute session (This is for online lessons only. Please contact me directly to discuss rates for on-site lessons.  These session rates are relative to location)

How many lessons should I schedule?

A lesson a week paid for by the month is typical.

There is no commitment. You can stop your lessons at any time. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

Try a lesson with me and see how it goes. You are under no commitment, and you can take just as many lessons as you think you need.

When do I pay? What if I need to reschedule?

Payment is required at least 3 days in advance of the desired lesson time. Changes to your appointment must be made 24 hours in advance– if you must miss your scheduled lesson, I’ll be happy to reschedule.

How do I get started?

Just go to my contact page and drop me a line!

Or, email me directly at

Looking To Take Lessons?

We look forward to hearing from you!