Don Parkhurst

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Lebanon, CT
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Don delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+

Teaching since:
April 2003

The focus here at my guitar school is on teaching you to play guitar through the music you enjoy listening to. If you enjoy what you are playing then you will be inspired. If you are inspired you will practice and if you practice you WILL get results!

There are plenty of other guitar teachers out there so why would you want to learn from me? The simplest reason I can give is because I really care. I will do whatever it takes to insure you fully understand and can play everything I teach you. I'll be there with you every step of the way!

~ We use a structured guitar method focused on taking you from the very beginning stages of learning to play guitar onwards to whatever skill level you desire to reach

~ You'll learn to play guitar by picking songs that YOU want to learn whether that be songs by Taylor Swift, Beatles, Green Day, Metallica, Zeppelin etc...

~ We'll jam on these songs along with full band backing tracks. You'll be the guitar player in the band! Next, we'll record your performances and create cool videos with them.

~I'm there for you whenever you need help! Just go to your student classroom, view any of the video lessons and if you still have questions go to the chat room and ask away. I'm here to help!

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Owner and instructor
Jan 2002 - Present
Private Studio

We provide a place for students to learn, record and perform the music they love! We have been around for over 10 yrs and continue to look for ways to improve both our business and improve our students experience here everyday!

Don has been both a musician and student of the guitar for almost 4 decades!

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Music performance
Jan 2001 - Jun 2003
Hartford Conservatory


Certified G4 Guitar Teacher
Sep 2015
G4 Guitar Schools

Don has gone through extensive guitar teacher training through the G4 guitar teacher training program. He also has continued support through the franchise owner/mentor David Hart along with continued collaboration with other guitar teachers within the worldwide G4 guitar teacher network.

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Certified Guitar Instruction
Jan 2010
Rock House Method

Music production
Jan 1996
Trod Knossel Studios

I received a certificate of completion in music recording.

Jan 1993
American Institute of Recording


Best in Lebanon Award/Guitar Instruction
Jan 2013
The Lebanon Award Program

Photos & Videos

Come check out our Rock Star Guitar Program where you or your kids can have tons of fun while learning to play the guitar!
Here is a couple of my students doing a performance. Enjoy!
Here is one of my students Nathan playing Sanitarium. Great job Nathan!
Here is Pat playing Somewhere over the rainbow!
Avery rips it up!!!
Here is Jason strumming on some cool chords!

9 Reviews

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Nick S. May 15, 2018
Guitar · In home

Don is patient and mixes up the curriculum so you become well rounded and see results quicker than you would expect!

Erin May 12, 2018
Guitar · In studio

Don does a great job with our son. He has been taking lessons for going on two years. I have recommended him to many people.

Ron H. Apr 7, 2016
Guitar · In studio

I asked questions, Don answered them. Very personable, to me, seems to know a great deal about teaching guitar. Looking forward to my next lesson.

Cameron Z. Aug 14, 2014
Guitar · In studio

Learning to play guitar can be a daunting task. Don breaks it down into easy to understand lessons. After each lesson he sends me home with practice homework so I constantly feel like I'm making progress.

The most important thing for me when i wanted to take lesson was that the teacher new his stuff, Don definitely does. I'm not just learning to play guitar, i'm also learning more about music.

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Andrea H. Aug 3, 2014
Guitar · In home

When looking for a guitar teacher for my daughter, I was so pleased to find Don. He knew exactly where to begin with her and started her playing music right away. His creative techniques keep her engaged and excitedly looking for what's coming next. He is professional, yet warm at the same time, putting both her and I at ease. It is amazing to see the transformation in my daughter's guitar abilities as well as the transformation in her confidence. Don's expertise and patience is perfectly blended.
Thanks Don!

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Brian W. Aug 1, 2014
Guitar · In studio

Don has taught my son for over four years. He couldn't even read yet and Don was still able to get through to him. Great blend of modern rock and classics. Don blends the ability to teach skills, theory, and essential building blocks while also working in stuff that the students want to play.

Also, from a technology standpoint, Don uses a great site with file uploads, customize backing tracks and the ability to schedule. I would recommend to anyone interested in learning guitar from someone who cares about his students.

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Kevin K. Aug 1, 2014
Guitar · In studio

Just starting out with Don and already he's opening doorways to chord structure and scale exercises that are amazing. I'm a poor (poor, poor) impatient student. But I'm very comfortable with the lesson outlines that Don has created for me. Don is a very patient and analytical instructor, I can see him watching my moves even while were talking (and I'm chunking away)...He's listening intently and is right there to help when I start going in the wrong direction. I look forward to a great road of learning as I am eagerly looking forward to practicing his lessons just as much as I look forward to our next session.

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Sean H. Jul 31, 2014
Guitar · In studio

I tried training myself using YouTube videos, I learned a little but knew something wasn't right and I wasn't getting anywhere.

Then I started with an instructor that taught too much theory for my taste. I realize it's important but my playing techniques were not improving.

I started training with Don and I feel like I am progressing for the first time in a long time. Don's program seems to combine the right mix of exercises, techniques, theory, and learning to play songs.

He also has many back track files and computer programs to assist you in the learning process, that I really enjoy utilizing.

I look forward to my lesson each week and learn something new every time.

I highly recommend Don if you're new to guitar or looking to improve your current level of playing.

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Nadine B. Jul 31, 2014
Guitar · In studio

Don teaches my Son for about a month now. He's very patient with him and goes over the homework several times, so that I can also understand what is asked for. I can email him any time and he will get back to me very quickly. He is very flexible with our schedule and also very professional. My Son is looking forward to his lessons every week. Don is always looking for ways to keep things interesting and also has little prizes for completing homework.
I recommend Don to everyone. He's very easy going and friendly.
Great Teacher for Kids and Adults alike.

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