Curtis Fairchild

Curtis F.

Alexandria, VA

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Theory - To develop your independence.
Scales - To develop your fret board navigation.
Exercises - To develop your technique.
Chords and progressions - To develop your rhythm.
Compositions - To develop your style
Out-of-class projects - To develop your knowledge.
Weekly Progress Reports - To monitor your improvement.

PLUS!!! - Over 2,000 original recordings from AC/DC -- ZZ Top WITHOUT GUITARS!!! - To develop your applications of various skillsets.
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Curtis teaches



Curtis delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 18+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 1984

I have 30 years of professional, real-life industry experience with performers from Ozzy Osbourne to Lady Gaga. I have been teaching privately and in select group settings for even longer. I have a Musicians Institute education from Hollywood, CA., and teach students from beginners to professionals.

I provide ALL materials needed. I have a graduating and comprehensive strategy to ensure your goals are met. A multitude of levels of increasing difficulty are tailored to fit your requirements. All levels are clearly defined and easy to understand.

Learn things you never knew were out there.


Jan 2006 - Sep 2016
Crazy Fingers Guitar Academy

Lead Guitar Instructor
May 2004 - Dec 2005
Music Academy

Guitar Teacher
Jan 1991 - Jan 1994
Top Hat Music


Theory, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Fusion, Composition
Mar 1987 - Mar 1988
Musicians Institute, Hollywood


Fluent / Native Proficiency

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4 Reviews

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Amir Aug 24, 2017
Guitar · Online

Excellent Instructor, very knowledgable. Curtis creates a fun and comfortable atmosphere and systematically teaches his students any style. Highly recommend him. Can't wait for my next session.

Anna Sep 8, 2016
Guitar · In home

This is the best instructor that I have ever had. He has a fantastic lesson plan that will get you from being intimidated by your instrument, to feeling comfortable and completely at ease in a very short time. Before you know it you will be playing some of your favorite classic rock songs like Sweet Child to beautiful melodies like classical Romansa. It’s never to late to learn to play the guitar so give Curtis a call today!

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Jase Sep 8, 2016
Guitar · Online

Been taking lessons for 6 years. Fantastic teacher have learned a lot.

Michael Sep 8, 2016
Guitar · In studio

If you are looking for an exceptional Guitar Instructor look no further than Curtis. Whether it is classical guitar, rock guitar, blues guitar, theory, really anything guitar related he is the right person. I went through many guitar instructors over the years and couldn't find the right fit. After taking lessons with Curtis my playing skyrocketed. He has a system that mixes theory with actual playing and makes learning fun, challenging and enjoyable. He is meticulous and attention to detail oriented. Highly Recommend!

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