Is Learning To Solo Hard For You?
- Do you feel frustrated with your lack of progress on guitar?
- You want to ROCK but don't know how to?
- Do you want to be able to play faster, effortlessly, and more accurately?
You CAN become a great electric guitar player with the help of a qualified team of teachers with a proven track record of helping guitarists reach their playing goals! Book immediately a free introductory session so we can create together a personalized learning strategy that will fit YOUR goals and YOUR schedule.
Teacher Tommaso demonstrates
some Metal shredding
Student Rio plays
Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd)
I Was Once Just Like You...
"I decided to take lessons with Tom because I found that learning on my own, learning from the internet, I was hitting a plateau. I wasn't getting any better, wasn't developing any new skills, Tom really opened up my eyes to a new way of playing, new techniques that drastically improved my playing. Tom's one of the best instructors I've had, and I've had a number in the past."
I know what you are going through. While I started playing guitar many years ago, I remember how I felt. I wanted to learn how to rock on my guitar. I wanted to play all the cool solos that my guitar heroes were playing. I also wanted to compose my own music and be able to express myself freely on the instrument. But I had no idea where to start and what to do.
I was reading every book I could get my hands on, fishing for free guitar lessons on the net, spending endless nights trying to learn my favorite riffs from tabs... but, try as I might, I was not progressing as much as I wanted to. I felt stuck, and at one time I was so frustrated that I actually stopped playing altogether.
Only my desire to create music made me stick to the guitar... It wasn't until I searched out (and found) a great guitar teacher that I became a better guitar player, got rid of my bad learning habits (and my frustration with them) and finally learned the things I needed to learn.
Why? I learned the lesson the HARD way: to work and progress effectively you need to have a coherent, large scale PLAN. You need to know not only WHERE you want to go, but also and especially HOW to arrive there. You need a balance of information and real-life training. You need somebody who can show you new things and at the same time be your guitar coach.
"Every time I leave my lesson I'm more and more excited about coming back and learning more."
This is what a good guitar instructor can offer you! If it was only matter of knowing a couple of scale patterns and play them up and down everyone would be a guitar hero.
The reality is that there is no such thing as a self-taught musician. All musicians take lessons at some point in their life. Don't be fooled! Learning to play the guitar by yourself is not easy! Believe me, I've been there. I shared all the frustration you are experiencing now, and I found ways to overcome it and become the player I am today. I want to share my experience with you, and help YOU become the best guitar player you can be!
Information is Only Half of the Battle
"Now when I'm at home playing I don't just sit down and do the same thing that I did for the last two years."
When working with me, you aren't receiving just mere INFORMATION. You can find all the information you want for free on the net! But this is useless if you don't know how to STRUCTURE and APPLY this information. What you will get by working with me are RESULTS!! That's all you care about, isn't it? Let me do all the legwork to decide HOW you will reach the results you want minimizing your frustration and maximizing your FUN.
Whether you want to learn to play AC/DC rhythms, improvise Blues, or become a blazing-fast metal lead guitarist, I'm here to help you. If you are serious in taking guitar lessons in Edmonton, then don't hesitate, tell me about you and your goals!
"I was sick of just playing the pentatonic scale, not knowing what goes into making music, theory, songwriting, and technique to play faster. Now it's getting to the point where I'm excited to show up, learning all of these new things. I can spot things out of songs and play songs that I wasn't able to a year ago. Stuff I thought was impossible to play I can grasp now.
Since the lesson format critically depends on your personal goals, I offer the following specific programs, each one geared toward a particular type of student. Most guitar teachers offer only private lessons to their students. I think that a private lesson is a great format for some specific situations, but it's not the best for most students. In fact, it's one of the worst formats for the student (but the easier for the teacher to manage... that's why most teachers do only private). Think about it... if private lessons were the best format, why do music colleges or universities not teach private lessons exclusively? Also... how are you supposed to learn to play with other musicians if you only play with the teacher?
A musician needs an interesting environment to be stimulated. I found that the atmosphere of classes inspires the students to learn and apply their knowledge to music. You will not only learn to play the guitar but also establish connections with other students like you. Having other players around you will reinforce everything you learn, and motivate you.
During the first free session we will discuss the best format to suit you and your goals. Tuition will depend on the frequency and format of your lessons, contact me for more information.
Choose Your Style!
In my music school we teach electric guitar for all rock based styles (classic rock,metal, pop, blues, fusion), for both rhythm and lead guitar. We do NOT teach country or jazz guitar styles, even if some of our teachers are competent players in these styles. Why is this so? Because we take our specialization seriously. As you know it is critically important to choose a teacher that specializes in the styles YOU want to play. Any teacher that claims he can teach you "all styles" is not going to do a professional job at all of them. There is not enough time in a lifetime to specialize in both playing AND teaching every possible music style!
Stop Struggling and Start Learning
We have helped many students just like you learn to play the guitar. This includes students that thought they did not have the talent, were too old to start, or not musically inclined or creative. We have even worked with students that have studied for years on their own and want some new direction with their playing.
The truth is that no matter what you think of your abilities, everybody has the potential to become a great musician. "Talent" is largely a myth, the results that you see in your guitar heroes are the result of smart practice habits and expert guidance. While there may be some people with some particular inclination in one or two specific aspects, every good musician has to work for their skills. And if they did it, you can do it too!
What Can We Teach You
"The big thing I didn’t expect to learn was how comfortable I would be in a group setting. If you’re worried about the group scenario, don’t be, just come in and try it."
Here is a non-comprehensive list of things our electric guitar lessons can teach you:
- Getting Started with the Guitar
- Rock and Blues Rhythms
- Soloing and Improvisation
- Scales and Arpeggios (including Sweep Arpeggios)
- Music Theory and Composition
- Efficient Practice Strategies
- Getting the Right Tone from Your Gear
- Ear Training
Our Pledge to You
- boost your confidence in playing
- speed up your learning
- enhance your creativity
- guide you step by step
- allow you to have FUN in the whole process
Come and join the fun of playing guitar by clicking the button below and booking your first one-on-one introductory session. Take the first step now toward becoming the guitar player you dream to be!
P.S.If you are still in doubt, you can download this free guide on how to choose a great music teacher. You'll find it useful in your search for the right teacher for you!