- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
- Teaches students:
- Ages 10+
- Teaching since:
Want to carry out at least one of your life goals? Well, if one of your goals is to learn the guitar, I can certainly help you!
Hi! My name is Donnie and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons for several years and have loved helping my students, Kevin, Andrew, and Avery (all of whom have left 5-star reviews) reach their goals! I strive to not only give my students exercises and riffs to learn, but to teach them the reasoning and Music Theory behind those notes and chords.
My teaching style is committed to showing you "how" to learn and not just throwing various songs, scales, and techniques at you. I will be firm and provide you with the accountability you need to move forward.
My favorite artists (many of whom have songs that are taught as part of my curriculum) are The Beatles, Metallica, Santana, Stevie Ray Vaghan, Nirvana, Green Day, Johnny Cash, The Eagles, Avenged Sevenfold, and many more!
Additionally, in 2017 I was given Takelesson's "Student Favorite" award. This means that I have consistently ranked in the top 15% of Takelessons teachers based upon reviews, number of students, and student retention!
Guitar has been a love of mine since I was 9 years old and I enjoy helping other people realize their full potential! I have training in standard notation and tablature, and I am equipped with the resources necessary to get you going quickly!
I graduated from Liberty University this year with a Bachelors in Business Administration degree. Each week, I teach around 23-25 students! I am looking forward to helping you reach your goals!
Please feel free to use the "Ask a question" feature, I will reply to you as soon as possible.
I currently play lead guitar for FBC which allows me to play music that resembles country and rock.
I have played lead and rhythm guitar for the Springfield Community Jazz Ensemble since I was 12 years old. It has been (and is) an amazing experience which has allowed me to grow in musical maturity as well as get to sit beside some very talented professional musicians.+ Read More
Very patient and encouraging. I believe he will hold me accountable, as he should.
When I first reached out to Donnie about taking lessons from him, I was a little bit skeptical due to the fact that most of his students were beginning guitarists, and I had already learned the basics from other teachers. I was very quickly forced to eat my words. Donnie talked with me, watched me play, and evaluated my ability, and then found a curriculum that really helped to challenge me in new ways. Rather than rigidly walking through each page of the book, he worked me through the parts that would be most beneficial to me, and then moved me on to the next one once I had mastered the concepts. This allowed me to learn a lot of new things in a short amount of time. Donnie was professional, and very friendly, and was always willing to work with me if I had a schedule conflict. The teacher I had before Donnie was an extremely advanced player, and taught me some helpful techniques, but I just never got to the fun of playing like I have with Donnie. Because of the balanced and consistent diet of assignments he gave me, I was able to progress in my knowledge and skill while enjoying myself the entire way. I'm really hope that my schedule will die back down so I can go back to regular practice and lessons with him again, but even that's not possible, I know that I'll still be picking up my axe whenever I couple free minutes, not because I feel like I need to, but just for the sheer fun of it.+ Read More
Donnie is truly an excellent teacher and has every quality you'd want in someone to teach you guitar. He's very patient and understanding but he's also going to push you to get the best results for you. Highly reccomend
Very knowledgeable and patient!
Very flexible and continues to challenge me to learn techniques outside of my comfort zone. patient and positive attitude.
Great first guitar lesson!
First Lesson went great, i can't wait for the other 9 lessons.
He made me feel very welcome. He's very down to earth and fun to be around.
Donnie is great. I can see The difficulty with learning guitar online but he does a great job. We are really looking forward to the future lessons.
Donnie did an outstanding job with my first lesson. Great instructor with a world of patience for a first time older student. I would highly recommend Donnie to any level of student.
I've had a lot of fun learning to play. Donnie is a very good instructor. Sessions are very laid back and he corrects poor form politely. Even if you're an old geezer like me you can learn a lot from him.
Donnie is by far the best guitar teacher we've had.
We've had three, so that's saying something. He is engaging, keeps my son happy with interesting and familiar guitar music, and is encouraging in his instruction and corrections. He's a gem. Sign up with Donnie, you'll be happy you did!
Great teacher. My son loves his lessons.
Great guy, teacher, and listener. Connected with my son to get him interested again in guitar.
Donnie is knowledgeable, patient and helpful with my lessons. He is a very nice person and a polite guy.
I would highly recommend him as a teacher.
Donnie is great ! I was getting very discouraged about trying to learn the guitar. And then, my grandma surprised me by enrolling me in lessons with Donnie... at the end of my lesson, I was so pumped. . I had learned to play 2 songs, and he is going to teach me how to restring my guitar next week !! This is AWESOME!!!!+ Read More
Dima liked his first lesson with Donnie. hope he will try hard and his teacher will be patient to him.
keeping me moving though different skills and providing helpful tips to improve.
Kadyn has enjoyed his first 2 lessons. Donnie is very nice and knowledgeable.
If you want a teacher that is honest, focused, and dedicated to his students, this is the guy for you. He's not only talented, but he's not going to waste your time. He holds his students accountable to practice, helping them form good habits from the start. If you put in the effort, you won't be disappointed.+ Read More
I was extremely pleased with our first lesson. Donnie was very attentive and provided great instruction and teaching. Would highly recommend.
My son has been taking lessons with Donnie for the last three months. Donnie is very personable and easy to talk to. My son is pretty shy sometimes and my son has really opened up to him. He is very patient with him. My son has learned a great deal in a very short period of time. He keeps him interested in learning more about the guitar. I would recommend Donnie to anyone!!+ Read More
Donnie is so patient. I have a daughter who is gifted in music and one who is just learning and he is able to teach them both. I'm very impressed
Donnie is great and made my daughter feel really comfortable.
My 8 yrs old grandson loved it. Came home very excited about his lesson
My first lesson with Donnie was excellent. He is very patient and his teaching skills are great. Looking forward to practicing and my next lesson.
I totally recommend Donnie Emmack ! He's the best guitar teacher. He teaches my little boy and he's very Patience and flexible!!