Personalized Online Course: A Guitar Player’s Guide to Music Theory

When I wrote A Guitar Player’s Guide to Music Theory, I focused on presenting the material in a way that would invite guitarists of any level to approach it successfully without a teacher. Because so many people have underlying tension or resistance to anything that resembles a classroom experience, I encouraged readers to go at their own pace, stay open and relaxed and enjoy the process.

As much as I love the idea of learning in this way, I also know that many people have trouble completing a self-study course without support. In contrast, I have found that when working through the book with my students in private lessons, I am able to answer questions, design personalized assignments and spot any misconceptions or faulty thinking. I can help them with the pace of study and offer extended exercises that allow them to ingrain the information more deeply than they might challenge themselves to do. In the process I can also show them ways to apply the principles to their playing.

With that in mind, I have created an online course with two options that allow you to choose the amount of personal help you receive. The first option includes a PDF of the theory book plus extra worksheets tailored to your level and needs. You will also have access to ten instructional videos in which I explain the principle concepts in the book exactly as I would if I were in a private lesson with you. I will send you a total of five weekly assignments by email, which you will return to me so that I can check them and offer any comments or corrections.

The second option includes all of the features of the first one, but includes three 15-minute meetings and one 30-minute meeting with me via Skype. In these meetings I will help you to further understand and implement the topics you are currently working on. As time permits, you are welcome to bring up any other guitar related questions you may have.

Here is a summary of the two plans:

Plan I – $39.00

PDF of book, including worksheets and answer pages

Extra worksheets

Access to instructional videos on each topic

Weekly email assignments with checking and commentary

Plan II – $89.00

Spiral bound copy of A Guitar Player’s Guide to Music Theory

PDF of book, including worksheets and answer pages

Extra worksheets

Access to instructional videos on each topic

Weekly email assignments with checking and commentary

 Three 15-minute Skype lessons and one 30- minute lesson

Coming Soon!