“I was a very, very shy 9 year old kid with a crazy burning desire to be on a stage playing for millions of people as a guitar player… So, How do you play for millions when you are so nervous to play for anyone?
Not only that; learning to play guitar was really hard! All I knew was to grind through a beginner’s guitar book and my teachers were uninspiring. I spent months trying to use my ear to work out a few of my favourite song intros from an old record player!
Eventually I worked out enough to put a rock band together in High School to play a talent competition. I remember we had to create a 3-song medley as I didn’t know how to play any songs from start to finish. It was fun but I was really beating myself up inside listening to all my guitar heroes and not knowing what to do to be just like them.
Soon after my talent show performance I met a very special private music instructor and my whole world opened up!
I was taught a completely new approach that brought me all the results and the solution I was looking for.
Soon after, I also began teaching private lessons and because of these unique concepts and systems I learned I felt it was so important that I pay it forward to teach everyone struggling to play the guitar.
Over the past 4 decades I’ve discovered that playing guitar for others is an extremely moving and powerful thing!
Guitar playing is so much more than a hobby for those with the passion to learn and better themselves. It becomes a part of who you are and a vital link in some of the best relationships you will have.
Playing guitar brings people together as a group and connects them through music. Picking up a guitar and playing your favourite songs is a great feeling and a big accomplishment.
Sadly, most people believe they could never learn how to play. This is not a true statement – You Can Do This at Any Age!
I really love sharing all the tips and tricks I’ve learnt to anyone with that burning desire to play! Especially those that are still struggling as I had been all those years ago.
Being able to witness my students transformation from a place of frustration to one of sheer joy continues to be one of the most rewarding moments in my life.
Now with the help of the internet I’ve found a vehicle where I promise to pay it forward in an even greater way. And hope to help as many people as possible with a better and faster way to reach their goals and dreams to play the guitar!