Hi! My name is Donnie and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons for 5 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 in 2018 with a Bachelors in Business Administration degree. Each week, I teach around 30-35 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.
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 2015
Bachelor's in Business Administration
Teaches ages 10+
Has background check
I've been taking lessons from Donnie for about 6 months now and he has helped me progress much quicker than when I was teaching myself. He is extremely knowledgeable and patient. We've had a great mix of learning theory and just having fun and my understanding of music has improved so much since starting lessons.
I have been with Donnie for over two years. It has been great. He is patient and teaches you how to learn as well as what to learn. He pushes you to reach your goals and also knows when to change things up to keep you yearning for more.
Donnie is an excellent teacher. He is patient, yet challenging. Would strongly recommend him to other players.