- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
I taught bass guitar for many years while teaching electric and acoustic guitar. I love playing bass. It's such a fun instrument to play. I did play bass for a little while in a rock band. I usually will have a student go through the Hal Leonard Bass guitar book series while learning more basics on the side and playing a lot of songs. I'm big on music theory. So you will not only learn how to play bass you will understand what you're doing.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 9+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- February 2001
My name is Chris Rupp and I'm a guitar instructor and founder of the Guitar Training Camp and the Guitar Training Camp Online. I am currently teaching live Skype lessons to students all over the world. I'm a Berklee College of Music graduate and have been teaching guitar full time for over 19 years. I have taught more than 30,000 individual guitar lessons.
*** Lesson Details ***
Your lesson plan will be tailor made for what you are interested in learning. I can teach you from books or you can create your own path by choosing things you need to improve upon. Below is a list of some things I teach my students.
scales: major, minor, modes, advanced scales, pentatonic scales, chord tones, arpeggios
music theory: understanding scales and how to use them to figure out your diatonic chords, improvise, write a melody, harmonize, etc.
sight reading: learning how to read music on the staff really helps you understand the vocabulary of music along with giving you the ability to read a piece of music
reading tablature: learn how to read guitar tablature and understand all of the symbols
rhythm studies: understanding how to strum properly and read rhythms
improvisation: learn how to solo like your favorite guitar players and create your own solos
chords: learning your open chords, barre chords, triads, seventh chords, other advanced chords.
songs: learn the songs you want to play
your choice: you can choose what you want to learn. you don't have to just learn the above topics. you can create your own areas of study so you get the most out of your lessons for your particular needs.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Eric Johnson signature strat, Fender American strat, Gibson Les Paul, Epiphone Les Paul, Guild acoustic, Line 6 Variax bass, Lanakai ukulele, 2 custom guitars built by one of my students, I'm recording with Reaper and Bias Amp2 Pro and Bias FX Pro.
*** Specialties ***
I would say I specialize in rock, pop, blues, metal, and country but feel comfortable teaching any style of music.
Guitar Training Camp Online is my online business where I sell online guitar courses.
I have created many online guitar courses that are currently available on the Skillshare teaching platform. They put me in their "teachers to watch" program and I have hundreds of students on the platform.
I have created 3 online guitar courses that are currently for sale on Udemy. I have over 1000 students on Udemy and have sold my guitar courses in over 85 countries.
Guitar Training Camp is my online business site for teaching Skype guitar lessons.
I've been teaching guitar and bass at Menchey Music for 19 years. I've averaged between 40-50 students per week for the last 19 years.
I have a degree in music from for Berklee which is arguable the best school in the world for music.
Christopher is a fantastic teacher. He is passionate and really knows how to make learning to play guitar or base interesting. I have been getting lessons from him for more than five years and i still look forward to coming every week. If you are looking for the best way to learn guitar, he is by far your best option. He teaches in a way that makes you want to learn more and practice.
We are very pleased!
My 8-year-old daughter started taking guitar lessons with Chris about a year ago. Chris has made learning music a fun, yet effective, process. Our daughter is learning how to read music, play the notes across all of the strings / fret board, and build chords (and not just how to read guitar tabs). We have not had to encourage our daughter to practice - she loves to play. She even played for her music class at school!
Chris is prompt and professional with his communication.
We hope your experience will be as good as ours has been!
Knowledgeable, Friendly, & Reliable
I'm a working professional, and have been taking guitar classes with Chris for over a year now. My understanding of the guitar, and ability to play have improved dramatically ever since I've taken classes with Chris. Chris is extremely knowledgeable about the instrument, and his accessible style of teaching make learning a true pleasure. Chris also works very hard to fit lessons into my schedule - which has been absolutely wonderful. I look forward to continuing my lessons with Chris for many years to come.